Amy M. Oster

Amy M. Oster

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Amy Oster is a partner in the Bismarck office. Her practice focuses on civil litigation with emphasis on all areas of employment law, including discrimination and harassment, hiring and termination, unemployment insurance, workers compensation, family and medical leave, reasonable accommodations, and personnel policies and handbooks. Prior to joining the firm, she completed a one-year clerkship for the Honorable Dale V. Sandstrom, Justice of the North Dakota Supreme Court. Ms. Oster graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota School of Law in 2009, where she was an editor of the North Dakota Law Review, a member of Order of the Coif, and active in Law Women’s Caucus. She graduated magna cum laude from North Dakota State University in 2006, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in mass communication and served as editor-in-chief of the campus newspaper.

Ms. Oster is a contributing author to the American Bar Association Consumer Protection Law Developments. She is also the author of the North Dakota section of the Open Government Guide, a compendium of information on each state’s open records and open meetings laws, published by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. She is admitted to the North Dakota State Bar, North Dakota tribal courts, and the U.S. District Court of North Dakota.

Crowley Fleck is the North Dakota member of the Employment Law Alliance, a network of attorneys providing employment and labor expertise throughout the United States and around the world.

Practice Areas

    • Comprehensive Indian Law Practice
    • Advice and representation in employment litigation, including wrongful discharge and discrimination matters
    • Development of drug testing policies and related advice
    • Employee discipline and termination advice
    • Employee screening, hiring practices and policies
    • Employment contract review and drafting
    • Employment policy development, including handbook drafting and review
    • Family and Medical Leave Act compliance
    • Independent contractor / employee classification
    • National Labor Relations Act
    • Non-compete and non-disclosure agreements
    • Separation agreements
    • Wage and hour compliance
    • Workers Compensation
    • Workplace safety / OSHA

Bar Admission

North Dakota, 2009
North Dakota Tribal Courts, 2010
U.S. District Court of North Dakota, 2010

Education

2009 – J.D. (with distinction), University of North Dakota School of Law
2006 – B.S., North Dakota State University

Honors & Awards

Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
Order of the Coif
Managing Associate Editor, North Dakota Law Review (2008-2009)

Professional Affiliations

Employment Law Alliance
American Bar Association
North Dakota Bar Association
Defense Research Institute
North Dakota Defense Lawyers Association
Big Muddy Bar Association
American Inns of Court
Bismarck-Mandan Young Professionals Network