Bruce J. Douglas: Lawyer with Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Bruce J. Douglas


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  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
University University of Minnesota, B.A., 1973
Law SchoolWilliam Mitchell College of Law, J.D., 1977; New York University, LL.M., Labor Law, 1986
Admitted1977, Minnesota; 1990, New York; 1991, Texas; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals, Third, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota; U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western Districts of Texas; U.S. District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
Memberships Minnesota State Bar Association; Minnesota Management Attorneys Association.

 (Certified, Labor and Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Certified Labor and Employment Law Specialist, Minnesota State Bar Association, Certified, Civil Trial Law, Minnesota State Bar Association)


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“Wailing and Cussing and Screaming and Hollering”—A “Singular Incident” or a Hostile Work Environment?
Bruce J. Douglas, February 20, 2014
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently rejected the sex discrimination, hostile work environment, constructive discharge, and retaliation claims that a graphic designer brought against her employer and two of her managers following a shouting match with her supervisor. According to the court,...

Federal Court in Minnesota Provides Guidance on Non-Injury Retaliation Claims Under FRSA
Bruce J. Douglas,Ashley A. Wenger, October 15, 2013
Granting complete summary judgment to BNSF Railway Co., Chief Judge Michael Davis of the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota interpreted and provided the railroad industry with guidance pertaining to the parameters of a non-injury based retaliation claim under 49 U.S.C. § 20109...

Eighth Circuit Holds Gross Vehicle Weight Rating Determines FLSA Motor Carrier Exemption
Bruce J. Douglas, August 9, 2013
The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that an employee who drives a motor vehicle that has a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) of more than 10,000 pounds falls within the “motor carrier exemption” of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the Eighth Circuit,...

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Bruce J. Douglas

90 South Seventh Street
MinneapolisMN 55402-4110


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