Marko J. Mrkonich focuses his practice on discrimination and other employment litigation, client counseling, and traditional labor law issues. He works primarily with clients in the manufacturing and retail industries, and has specific knowledge of matters that arise under:
- Title VII
- The Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- The Older Workers Benefit Protection Act
- The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act
- The Minnesota Human Rights Act
- Ordinances in Minneapolis and St. Paul
Marko represents clients in federal and state jury and bench trials, in appellate courts and in administrative hearings before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor and the Minnesota Department of Human Rights. He also handles labor arbitrations and has extensive experience in mediation and other forms of alternative dispute resolution.
Additionally, Marko routinely counsels clients on:
- Proper handling of termination
- Discipline decisions
- Reorganizations and reductions-in-force
- Leaves of absence
- All aspects of personnel management
Marko devotes extensive efforts to training and education and frequently teaches as part of Continuing Legal Education programs. He regularly speaks on a wide variety of employment topics to legal, human resource, and other business audiences.
Previously Littler Mendelson's president and managing director, Marko was also the founding member of the Minneapolis office where he formerly held the position of office managing shareholder.
Before joining Littler, Marko served as chairperson of the labor and employment practice of another firm, where he practiced for 17 years. He began his career as a law clerk to the Honorable Miles W. Lord, United States District Court Judge for the District of Minnesota.