FMJ Hires HR & Employment Attorney Dedicated to Advising Businesses

November 2019

We are pleased to announce that attorney Natolie Hochhausen has joined the firm as an associate in our HR & Employment practice group. Natolie’s practice will focus on advising businesses on human resource and employment issues such as discrimination and harassment prevention, employment procedures and policies, employment training, employee benefits, hiring and termination practices, FMLA and leaves of absences, compliance with employment laws, investigations, post-employment restrictive covenants, confidentiality restrictions, and more.

This is the first time the firm has hired an attorney to work in its employment practice dedicated to serving clients in an advising capacity on HR and employment issues.

“In the ever-changing world of employment law, we have observed a growing need from our client base to have an attorney that focuses primarily on their day-to-day employee relations issues,” said Shannon McDonough, Head of the HR & Employment and Board Member of FMJ. “Natolie will be a great fit for this as she can relate to clients having worked in-house in an employment-advising capacity. She can work with clients on basic issues, but also has the experience to advise on large employment risks and issues.”

Before joining FMJ, Natolie was an in-house attorney at a medical supplies company with over 7,500 employees. She advised on corporate legal matters including employee leaves and accommodations, employee benefits, internal complaints and investigations, hiring and onboarding practices, restructures and reductions in force, employment-related contracts, wage and hour matters, equal employment opportunity and affirmative action, employment-based immigration, and international business travel.

She earned her J.D. from St. Thomas University School of Law and her B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Wisconsin Madison.

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