Natolie Hochhausen practices in the HR & Employment practice group at FMJ. Her practice focuses on advising businesses and individuals 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.
Natolie can not only provide clients sophisticated guidance on the above employment issues, but practical advice to navigate the complexities of day-to-day employee relations issues. She understands that building an effective client relationship requires mutual trust and candor, as well as an understanding of the client’s priorities and expectations.
Prior to 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.
College of Wisconsin Madison (BA)
University of St. Thomas School of Law (JD)
“Businesses’ Transition from Stay Home MN to Stay Safe MN: Why COVID-19 Preparedness Plans are Key,” FMJ Newsroom (May 2020)
“Reopening During COVID-19: Is Your Business Prepared for the ‘New Normal’?” FMJ Newsroom (May 2020)
“Aviation Getting Back to Work: Employee and Customer Considerations,” FMJ Newsroom (April 2020)
“Minnesota Governor Allows Reopening of Select Businesses, But Careful Planning is Key to Opening,” FMJ Newsroom (April 2020)
“Planning for COVID-19 Disruptions: Top Issues for Employers,” FMJ Newsroom (March 2020)
Minnesota State Bar Association—Employment and Labor Section
University of St. Thomas Law School Mentorship Program— Mentor
University of St. Thomas Law School Business Externship Program—Former Externship Sponsor
“I have learned that each business has unique needs when it comes to employment practices. I take an individualized approach and aim not only to help my client resolve immediate workplace concerns, but also to provide guidance and resources that will work for my client’s organization long-term.”
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Although Natolie loves living in downtown Minneapolis, she is a true “northwoods” adventurer and can usually be found boating, kayaking, hiking, or enjoying other aspects of cabin life during most free time in the warm months. She and her husband are avid travelers and are always planning their next overseas trip.