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  • Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference 2018

    January 25, 2018

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association (WPELRA) Annual Conference. This annual conference provides a unique learning and networking experience for all labor relations and human resources professionals. The conference program features a variety of timely and relevant session topics for labor professionals at all levels. This two-day conference will take place at the Blue Harbor Resort & Conference Center in Sheboygan, WI from Thursday, January 25, 2018 to Friday, January 26, 2018. For more information or to register, please visit the WPERLA’s Website.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 30th Annual School Law Seminar

    January 17, 2018

    Davis & Kuelthau will be hosting its 30th Annual School Law Seminar on Wednesday, January 17, 2018 in the VUE at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. Davis & Kuelthau's School Law Seminar is held in conjunction with the WASB/WASDA/WASBO Education Convention. Schedule 5:00 - 5:30 PM - *Registration 5:30 - 6:30 PM - Panel Discussion (topic will be announced soon) 6:30 - 9:00 PM - Gourmet Buffet & Reception *Registration is $30 per person (includes dinner, beverages and admission to the panel discussion). Click here to register.



  • New North 2017 Summit

    December 7, 2017

    Join business leaders from around the state of Wisconsin and many others for the annual New North Summit addressing the latest economic activity and updates on key initiatives throughout the region. Attendees will hear from top business leaders who have been successful at solving their technology challenges. The Summit will be held on Thursday, December 7, 2017 at KI Convention Center in Green Bay, WI. More than 700 attendees are expected to attend. The agenda includes: Keynote presentations from, Governor Scott Walker, Mike Haddad of Schreiber Foods, Kate Burgess of Elevate97 and Ben Salzmann of Acuity Interactive Breakout Sessions with N.E.W. Manufacturing Alliance,



  • ACC-WI & D&K CLE and Reception at Bucks Preview Center - Suite 414

    November 16, 2017

    Corporate Counsel, join Davis & Kuelthau and the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter on November 16 for an exclusive afternoon of complimentary CLE and networking at Suite 414 - the Bucks Preview Center located in Schlitz Park's historic stock-house building. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be provided. Afterward, a private hard hat tour of the new Bucks arena is scheduled for those who are interested in seeing this epic project long before it opens to the general public. CLE PROGRAM: Fires, Floods and Hurricanes - What to Do When Disaster Strikes: Methods to Plan Ahead, Maximize Insurance Coverage, and Manage Risk



  • 4th Annual NWTC Business Summit

    November 14, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) 4th Annual Business Summit taking place on Tuesday, November 14, 2017. This premier business summit is attended by 400 small business owners from all over northeast Wisconsin to learn from experts, network with other small business owners, and gain momentum to successfully maintain their businesses. Topics covered at this summit will include intellectual property, social media, sales, search engine optimization (SEO) and many other subject matters that relate to the summit’s theme, “A Day to Invest in Your Business”. The keynote speaker for this year’s summit will be



  • Labor & Employment Attorney Robert Burns Receives George Tipler Award from Wisconsin School Attorneys Association

    November 14, 2017

    GREEN BAY - Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is proud to announce Labor and Employment and School and Higher Education Law Attorney, Robert W. Burns, was the recipient of the 2017 George Tipler Award from the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA) on October 19, 2017. This distinguished award honors individuals for their excellence and dedication to school law in Wisconsin. This is the third year that an attorney from Davis & Kuelthau has received the George Tipler Award. Burns joins Davis & Kuelthau alumni, Paul Hemmer, who received the Tipler Award in 2014 and Edward Williams who received the award in



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 10, 2017

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 11 of its attorneys across eight practice areas and three offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2017. Additionally, two attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2017 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee Dillon J. Ambrose, Business Litigation James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Alternative Dispute Resolution Matthew R. McClean, Business Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan



  • D&K's Breakfast Briefing Series

    November 7, 2017

    D&K proudly hosts complimentary Breakfast Briefing programs for clients and contacts across the Green Bay, and the Greater Fox Valley region. These programs are designed to assist employers in minimizing the risk of employment liability on the state and federal level. Each program in the series combines an overview of the law with practical business advice covering a current topic in the labor and employment field. Our experienced attorneys discuss recent case developments and emerging legal issues and provide suggestions to employers on methods for limiting liability and conforming their conduct to state and federal statutes and regulations. These programs are



  • 66th Annual WHCA/WiCAL Fall Conference

    November 3, 2017

    Employees are the most important asset in any business. That is particularly true in long-term care settings, where people – those giving care and those receiving it – are at the center of every action and decision. Developing and retaining a strong workforce is crucial in long-term care, given the intimate nature of the services provided and the close interactions of staff and residents. Health Care and Litigation attorney Alec Dobson and Labor & Employment Attorney Laurie Meyer will be presenting, HR Management: Employment Supervision, Management, and Discipline at this year’s Wisconsin Health Care Association (WHCA) and Wisconsin Center for



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2018’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 1, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the eighth consecutive year as reported by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This distinction showcases more than 11,000 law firms ranked nationally and regionally in a variety of legal practice areas. Davis & Kuelthau proudly ranked top tier across 13 practices: Green Bay Corporate Law Employment Law – Management Labor Law – Management Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Corporate Law Litigation – Construction Litigation – Municipal Mediation Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In metropolitan Milwaukee, the firm ranked in Tier 2 for the following



  • Attorney Bruce Deadman Recognized by Bay Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America

    October 24, 2017

    The Bay Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America presented labor and employment attorney, Bruce Deadman with the Scouting's Distinguished Service Award. Known as the Silver Beaver, it is given to adult leaders who have made an impact on the lives of youth through service given to the Council, performed community service through hard work, self-sacrifice, dedication and many years of service. The Rotary Club also presented Bruce with the Paul Harris Fellow certificate for his contributions to the Rotary Foundation. For more information about the Bay Lakes Council of the Boy Scouts of America, visit their website.



  • Milwaukee Business Journal's Jobs Gap Forum

    October 24, 2017

    Recognizing the significant hurdles that fellow Wisconsin employers face when trying to fill job openings, Davis & Kuelthau is sponsoring the Milwaukee Business Journal's Jobs Gap Forum taking place on Tuesday, October 24, 2017. In an effort to help employers find workers to fill jobs in southeastern Wisconsin, the Milwaukee Business Journal conducted a survey to determine the current agencies and programs in place help reduce the employment gap. The information was compiled into a database that will be published on their website to help job creators, job seekers and organizations. Results from the survey will be revealed during this discussion



  • Attorney Steffek Weighs in on #MeToo Campaign

    October 19, 2017

    Recent headlines addressing sexual discrimination and abuse has sparked a national conversation. #MeToo, a social media campaign, encourages individuals share their experiences with these acts online. As it relates to the work place, D&K Labor and Employment attorney, Anthony J. Steffek spoke with WBAY TV 2 to discuss the importance for businesses to have policies in place to address this behavior. To read the article, please visit WBAY TV's Website.



  • Davis & Kuelthau Announces Five New Shareholders

    October 11, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that the Board of Directors has approved the additions of Alec Dobson, Aaron E. Hall, Mark G. Kmiecik, Elizabeth K. Miles and Anthony J. Steffek to shareholders of the firm, effective October 1, 2017. Alec Dobson (Brookfield) is a member of the litigation team focusing in the health care arena. He defends long-term care facilities, hospitals, physicians and other health care providers in litigation and regulatory matters. Alec’s clients range from large, national providers to small, family-owned facilities. His professional activities include membership of and active participation in the Wisconsin



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Welcomes Terrance Navin as Executive Director

    October 9, 2017

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce Terrance (Terry) J. Navin has joined the firm as its Executive Director. “As our firm grows, we sought a management professional with exceptional experience in leading midsized law firms particularly in the areas of recruiting, client service and business administration,” said Joseph E. Tierney, President of Davis & Kuelthau. “Terry’s first-hand knowledge of our market along with his acumen for modern law firm management align well with our initiative to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing business environment. Dynamic administrative leaders like Terry are the foundation of our



  • Next Generation Manufacturing Summit

    October 4, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of BizTimes Media’s Next Generation Manufacturing Summit taking place on Wednesday, October 4, 2017. This forum will provide an interactive panel discussion with CEOs from southeastern Wisconsin companies who will share their best operation strategies and provide insightful solutions on how they compete in a global marketplace, and strive to be world-class manufacturers in the 21st century. Attendees will learn from industry leaders who are creating processes that not only attract talent but drive innovation in their business. The panelists for this discussion include Jim Hawkins, CEO of Kenall Manufacturing, Jim Leef, President of ITU



  • Davis & Kuelthau Expands Corporate, Labor & Employment, and Commercial Litigation Practices in Metro-Milwaukee and Fox Valley Region

    September 22, 2017

    MILWAUKEE— Joseph E. Tierney IV, President of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., announced the addition of four attorneys in the firm’s Green Bay and Milwaukee offices. Danielle S. Snyder joined the firm’s Corporate Team, Abby S. Busler joined the Labor & Employment Team, and Ryan M. Wiesner and Ryan T. Carlson joined the Litigation Team. The firm has added 10 attorneys within the past year alone as it continues to expand its business law, intellectual property, labor & employment, litigation, real estate, and trusts and estates practices. Davis & Kuelthau has several strategic initiatives underway in its effort to remain among the



  • Davis & Kuelthau Weighs In on Foxconn’s Anticipated Move to Wisconsin

    August 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau President and Shareholder, Joseph E. Tierney, IV, was featured in a TMJ4 interview on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 relative to the potential ripple effects of Foxconn’s highly anticipated move to southeastern Wisconsin. Tierney and others are embracing the positive effects likely to stem from this historic project. From manufacturing centers to housing to retail to transportation to expanded educational institutions and beyond, there are many projects to be addressed in the days ahead. As one of the leading firms in the Midwest and one of the area’s largest real estate teams, members of Davis & Kuelthau are working



  • 24 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2018 Guide

    August 15, 2017

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 24 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2018, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all three of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 service areas. Additionally, three of the firm's attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2018 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2018 are: Brookfield Marilyn M. Carroll, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates,



  • Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2017

    July 12, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of BizTimes Media’s Family & Closely Held Business Summit taking place on Wednesday, July 12, 2017. This forum will provide an extensive overview on how to navigate many of the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family and closely held business. Attendees will learn from family business owners on a variety of topics ranging from culture, growth, transitioning, sustained success, and legacy. The keynote speaker for this year’s summit will be Tom Deans, New York Times best-selling author of Every Family's Business. Following the speaker will be an informative panel discussion featuring



  • Best Lawyers Highlights "Women in the Law" in Spring Business Edition

    June 30, 2017

    Best Lawyers in America® recently released its Spring 2017 Business edition highlighting Women in the Law across the United States. Davis & Kuelthau is proud to have three of its female attorneys included in the Women in the Law feature. The Davis & Kuelthau female attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Women in the Law are: Brookfield Ann M. Rieger, Corporate Law, Non-Profit/Charities Law, and Trusts and Estates Milwaukee Kathy L. Nusslock, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Labor and Employment Susan G. Schellinger, Commercial Litigation, Litigation – Construction Ann M. Rieger, Milwaukee Metro Area, Non-Profit/Charities Law, was also selected as Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyer of the



  • ERISA Fiduciary Overview and Employee Benefits Update

    June 28, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is teaming up with area experts from Merrill Lynch and Empower Retirement to provide employee benefits professionals, HR professionals, legal counsel, and business owners with the latest insights on ERISA fiduciary duties along with trends and best practices. Davis & Kuelthau Employee Benefits Attorney, Katharine Shaw will be presenting, Current Trends in Employee Benefits. She will address: Status of health care legislation Changes in 401(k) plan rules for approving hardship distributions and the use of forfeitures New ERISA rules for reviewing disability claims Remedial amendment period of 403(b) plans New life expectancy and interest rates for defined benefit plans Small employer HRAs Michael Poludniak,



  • Your Business and Public Accommodation Laws: An LGBT Focus

    May 24, 2017

    As a business owner, what you and your employees don’t know can hurt you. Worse yet, it can be harmful to your customers. Join Benjamin Sauer and Laurie Meyer of Davis & Kuelthau’s Corporate and Labor & Employment Teams for a timely discussion addressing the current public accommodations laws relative to hotels, restaurants, retail, medical offices, transportation and more. Discrimination against customers can be a costly mistake. Benjamin and Laurie will address the various ways in which your business could be at risk for discriminating, whether inadvertently or intentionally, against members of the LGBT community. Know your rights as a business,



  • LGBT Business Diversity Summit

    May 10, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is proud to be a morning plenary session sponsor for the 2017 LGBT Business Diversity Summit taking place on Wednesday, May 10 at the InterContinental Hotel. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with business professionals from around the state and attend interactive breakout sessions focused on business growth including sales, marketing, and supplier diversity. Justin Nelson, Co-Founder and President of the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC) will be the keynote speaker for this year’s conference. Intellectual Property Attorney, Joseph Heino will be presenting, Intellectual Property: No Matter Your Size, Cover Your Assets. His presentation



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 39th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 26, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education Teams are proudly hosting our 39th Annual Public Officials Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials on April 26, 2017. Our public sector team will update attendees on several topics including: Pending Supreme Court and state cases related to transgender students and employees. Current developments in employee benefits. Municipal statutory immunity from liability. Public records and open meeting matters. Immigration: Latest trends including DACA adjudications; Executive Orders concerning ICE enforcement policies; Immigration enforcement in “Sensitive Locations” including schools, hospitals, churches and public events; Rights and responsibilities of public institutions when interacting with ICE and undocumented residents. The evening will



  • CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series 2017

    March 23, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud supporter of St. Norbert College’s ‘CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series’. These programs cover a variety of business topics featuring speakers who are significant business and community leaders. They will share their stories related to common business challenges and provide success strategies. Attendees have an opportunity to network and gain key information to help them reach their business goals. Please join us on February 7, 2017 and March 23, 2017 for our sponsor program. Mark Kaiser, CEO of Lindquist Machine Corporation will be presenting, "Crucial Conversations: Creating an Intentional Culture" on February 7 and Wilson



  • Webinar | Are You Ready for the 2017 H-1B Season? Current Issues and Trends in Preparation for the April 1st Filing Deadline!

    March 1, 2017

    The H-1B visa is the obvious choice for many employers looking to hire foreign workers. However, in practice this visa category can be full of surprises for businesses and workers. Davis & Kuelthau Immigration and Employee Benefits attorney, Hugo Rojas explored the current parameters of the H-1B category, including: What is the H-1B cap and who is subject to it? What is a Specialty Occupation? Which businesses can take advantage of this program? What about dependents and work authorization? What does a typical timeline look like? Who should attend? This webinar is designed for business executives, human resources professionals, in-house counsel and other executives involved



  • 31st Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards

    February 9, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau labor & employment attorney, Laurie Meyer and corporate and labor & employment attorney, Benjamin Sauer, have been invited to speak at the 31st Annual DBE Workshop and Secretary’s Golden Shovel Awards. Their discussion, Legal Audits for Business and Employment Issues will help businesses understand the need for a legal audit, what a legal audit is and how to perform one. Businesses must comply with a significant number of laws and regulations that impact daily operations, and a legal audit enables businesses to prioritize and anticipate important issues and minimize costly surprises or problems. This two-day conference is hosted



  • Recent Immigration Factors Impacting Employers

    January 31, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau’s labor & employment and corporate attorneys Hugo P. Rojas and Timothy J. Feldhausen will be hosting an interactive discussion addressing three “corporate structure” impacts of the new “startup visa” rule. In addition, the discussion will address updates to the employer verification form (I-9) and the new increased penalties for immigration violations. Legal perspectives for both CEOs, CFOs, business owners and human resource professionals will include: Why should we care about the “start-up visa” rules? How does this affect MY business? What are the new visa and immigration requirements? Does this mean other new changes might be coming along? This complimentary seminar will



  • Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference 2017

    January 26, 2017

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association (WPELRA) Annual Conference. This annual conference provides a unique learning and networking experience for all labor relations and human resources professionals. The conference program features a variety of timely and relevant session topics for labor professionals at all levels. This two-day conference will take place at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton, WI from Thursday, January 26, 2017 to Friday, January 27, 2017. For more information or to register, please visit the WPERLA’s Website.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 29th Annual School Law Seminar: Law Enforcement Presence in Schools: Your Duties, Their Role

    January 18, 2017

    Join us for a dynamic panel discussion addressing the collaborative use of law enforcement personnel in schools. As safety concerns increase, new challenges have emerged for both schools and law enforcement. Representatives from Wisconsin school districts and law enforcement agencies will join Davis & Kuelthau’s School & Higher Education Law Team to provide first-hand best practices for maximizing safety on school grounds. Hear their stories. Share your own. Ask questions. Leave informed. Topics will include: Department of Justice September 2016 Guidance Considerations for students with disabilities Disorderly conduct citations Expulsions Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Interagency agreements School Board duties Panelists include, Judy Baseman, Assistant Superintendent at Appleton



  • Davis & Kuelthau Adds Employee Benefits, Trusts & Estates, IP and Litigation Attorneys in Metro-Milwaukee and Greater Fox Valley Regions

    December 19, 2016

    MILWAUKEE — Joseph E. Tierney, IV, President of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c., announced the addition of four attorneys in the firm’s Brookfield, Green Bay and Milwaukee offices. Katharine G. Shaw joined the firm’s Labor and Employment Team, Jacqueline L. Messler and James E. Lowe joined the Corporate Team, and T. Wickham Schmidt joined the Litigation Team. “We added 15 colleagues to our firm throughout 2016. This expansion is one of many initiatives underway at Davis & Kuelthau to remain at the forefront of the rapidly changing business environment,” said Tierney. “The addition of good people like these is key to meeting



  • Competitive Advantage Breakfast Series | Construction

    November 22, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored The Daily Reporter’s Competitive Advantage Breakfast Series on November 22, 2016 at Bultman Financial Services. Our program, Employment & Immigration Compliance for Construction Businesses: Upcoming Deadlines and Areas of Ambiguity for 2017, addressed: Employer case studies on implementation Ramifications for lack of compliance Managing employee morale Anticipated areas the Trump Administration may address Updates on the employment verification process Executive Orders related to immigration Davis & Kuelthau labor and employment attorneys, Laurie Meyer and Robert Burns, along with immigration attorney, Hugo Rojas, participated in this timely panel discussion addressing these and other employment related legal changes impacting construction businesses. Following the



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 11, 2016

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 10 of its attorneys across nine practice areas and three offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2016. Additionally, three attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate Planning and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Alternative Dispute Resolution Matthew R. McClean, Business Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan G. Schellinger, Business



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2017’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 2, 2016

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the seventh consecutive year as reported by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This distinction showcases more than 11,000 law firms ranked nationally and regionally in a variety of legal practice areas. Davis & Kuelthau proudly ranked top tier across 13 practices: Green Bay Corporate Law Employment Law – Management Labor Law – Management Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Corporate Law Litigation – Construction Litigation – Municipal Mediation Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In metropolitan Milwaukee, the firm ranked in Tier 2 for the



  • Save the Date! Davis & Kuelthau's 29th Annual School Law Seminar

    October 28, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau's 29th Annual School Law Seminar will take place on Wednesday, January 18, 2017. Click here for more information. Davis & Kuelthau's School Law Seminar is held in conjunction with the WASB/WASDA/WASBO Education Convention. Mary S. Gerbig will be presenting, Open Enrollment and the Special Needs Scholarship Program at 8:00am on January 18th at the 2017 Wisconsin State Education Convention as part of the annual School Law Track. Featured School and Higher Education Law News: U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in on Transgender Issue as Wisconsin Federal Judge Allows Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit to Proceed Under Title IX Court Denies Teachers' Attempt at



  • Social Media, Your Company, and the Law

    October 13, 2016

    Social media presents an excellent opportunity to grow your business, but business owners need to be aware of the risks and ramifications. Join Milwaukee area LGBT Chamber of Commerce members along with Wisconsin-based general counsel firm, Davis & Kuelthau, for a complimentary roundtable discussion addressing the latest trends in utilizing social media to achieve your business objectives. Topics will include how to use social media to: Develop and maintain your brand Launch and advertise products and services Create and hold contests and prize giveaways Use brand ambassadors and endorsements Speakers: Benjamin Sauer, Corporate Attorney, Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Laurie Meyer, Labor & Employment Attorney, Davis & Kuelthau,



  • 2016 WSAA/WASB Employment and School Law Seminar

    October 13, 2016

    School and Higher Education Law attorney Robert Burns presented at the 2016 Employment & School Law Seminar on October 13th and October 14th. This seminar is provided for school board members and administrators by the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA) and the Wisconsin Association of School Boards (WASB). Robert Burns co-presented, Administering Leaves of Absences on Thursday, October 13th. This presentation will focus on the myriad of issues school districts face when employees access their leave rights. In addition, the Wisconsin and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts will be addressed. This two-day conference will be taking place at the Kalahari Resort



  • Tim Feldhausen Joins New North Board of Directors

    September 27, 2016

    Furthering Davis & Kuelthau’s commitment to Wisconsin’s economic development efforts, we are pleased to announce Green Bay attorney Timothy J. Feldhausen, has joined New North’s Board of Directors as of September 27, 2016. New North is a nationally recognized nonprofit, regional economic development organization dedicated to fostering growth and collaboration among business leaders across 18 counties in Northeast Wisconsin. New North partners with the State of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), more than 100 private investors, and dozens of local economic developers throughout the state. Fellow Board members include leaders from Bemis, The Boldt Company, Miron Construction, Kimberly-Clark, AT&T,



  • Employment Law for Church Leaders

    September 24, 2016

    Labor and Employment attorneys, Steve Knowles and Laurie Meyer will be presenting Employment Law for Church Leaders on Saturday, September 24, 2016. Their presentation will cover the essentials of employment law and provide key insight on how to best deal with the challenges that come with managing a work environment. This seminar is designed for pastors, administrators and lay leaders. The seminar will take place at the Holy Cross Lutheran Church in Menomonee Falls, WI from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. For more details or to register, please visit the Greater Milwaukee Synod’s Website.



  • Church Law Day - Southwestern Minnesota Synod

    August 18, 2016

    Labor and Employment attorney, Steve Knowles presented at Southwestern Minnesota Synod’s Church Law Day. His presentation covered employment law and other legal issues currently affecting churches and other religious organizations. This program was held in conjunction with the Southeastern Minnesota Synod and took place at Gustavus Adolphus College on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 9:30 am – 3:00 pm. For more details, please visit Southwestern Minnesota Synod’s Website.



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Discusses Employment Workforce Obstacles for Immigrants

    August 18, 2016

    Hugo Rojas of Davis & Kuelthau’s Immigration and Labor and Employment teams participated in DRI’s – The Voice of Defense Bar’s “Let’s Talk” series on Thursday, August 18, 2016. He discussed a variety of topics including, the impact stemming from the current immigration laws as well as an update on the Supreme Court case concerning President Obama’s immigration Executive Order. This one hour teleconference took place on Thursday, August 18, 2016 from 2:00 – 3:00 PM. For more details, please visit DRI’s – The Voice of Defense Bar’s Website.



  • 18 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2017 Guide

    August 16, 2016

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 18 of its attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2017, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all three of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 service areas. Additionally, three of the firm's attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2017 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2017 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care



  • Immigration Attorney Hugo Rojas Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: Getting to America

    August 15, 2016

    Hugo Rojas, Immigration and Labor and Employment attorney in Davis & Kuelthau’s Milwaukee office, was featured in Wisconsin Law Journal’s Asked & Answered interview series. This series provides a personal and professional perspective on individual attorneys both in and outside of the office. To read the full article, please click here.



  • Davis & Kuelthau Proudly Announces Joseph E. Tierney, IV as the Firm’s Next President

    August 12, 2016

    The Wisconsin law firm of Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced Joseph E. Tierney, IV, corporate and real estate attorney, will take the helm as the firm’s next president as of October 1, 2016. This transition is one of several steps the firm is making to remain at the forefront of the next generation of progressive, dynamic legal service workplaces. “Joe was selected as our next president for many reasons, including his forward-thinking approach, understanding of the changing legal landscape, and his 10 years of service as a transactional attorney with our firm,” said Kathy Nusslock, the firm’s Chief Operating Officer



  • Labor & Employment Attorney Bob Burns Discusses Workplace Harassment Implications

    August 1, 2016

    Bob Burns of Davis & Kuelthau’s labor and employment team authored an article, Workplace Harassment for New North B2B’s August 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • Labor & Employment Attorney Bruce Deadman Discusses Overtime Exemption Rules

    July 1, 2016

    Bruce Deadman of Davis & Kuelthau’s labor and employment team authored an article, Millions of employees impacted by new overtime rules. Are you prepared? for New North B2B’s July 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • 2016 Municipal Attorneys Institute

    June 16, 2016

    Labor & Employment attorney, James Kalny spoke at the 2016 Municipal Attorneys Institute on Thursday, June 16, 2016. His presentation, FLSA Primer and Update addressed the new rules released by the Department of Labor related to employees classified as exempt and give attendees insight on key items to consider before the new rules go into effect on December 1, 2016. This three-day conference took place at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay from Wednesday, June 15 to Friday, June 17th. For more details, please visit the League of Wisconsin Municipalities Website.



  • Fox Valley Roundtable | DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance

    June 15, 2016

    Employers may have anticipated the new rules on overtime pay as released on May 17th by the Department of Labor; however, the degree of impact these changes will have on organizations has yet to be experienced. The implications are vast and thousands of area workers will be impacted. Are you prepared? The Wisconsin Family Business Forum (WFBF) and Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment attorneys, Bruce Deadman and James Kalny held a time-sensitive roundtable, DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance. Practical Issues and Opportunities to Address Old & New Problems. During this complimentary seminar, Davis & Kuelthau and area businesses discussed real world



  • Family & Closely Held Business Summit 2016

    June 2, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored BizTimes Media’s Family & Closely Held Business Summit on Thursday, June 2nd. This forum provided an extensive overview on how to navigate many of the complex issues related to growing a successful and sustainable family and closely held business. Attendees learned from family business owners on a variety of topics ranging from culture, growth, transitioning, sustained success, and legacy. Leaders of local, family and closely held businesses participated in interactive sessions and shared their advice and experiences. The keynote speaker for this year’s summit was Tom Deans, New York Times best-selling author of Every Family’s Business. Following



  • Webinar | DOL Overtime Rules: Beyond Compliance. Practical Issues and Opportunities to Address Old & New Problems

    June 1, 2016

    Employers across the United States anticipated the new rules on overtime pay which were released on May 17th by the Department of Labor (DOL). The implications are vast and millions of workers will be impacted. Yet, compliance is merely one factor among many to address in short order. Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment attorneys, Bruce Deadman, James Kalny, and Laurie Meyer presented real world examples of how employers across Wisconsin and beyond are taking quick action to achieve compliance as well as leverage the hidden, organic opportunities to resolve old problems within their workplace policies. Topics included: Options for reorganization Addressing



  • Immigration Attorney Hugo Rojas Discusses Upcoming Supreme Court Decision to Impact Legal Status for Immigrants

    June 1, 2016

    Hugo Rojas of Davis & Kuelthau’s immigration and labor and employment teams authored an article, U.S. Supreme Court to Decide on Legal Status for Immigrants, for New North B2B’s June 2016 publication. To read the article, please click here.



  • Executive Briefing Series

    May 17, 2016

    You asked. We answered. Davis & Kuelthau is launching a high-level discussion series to help Wisconsin’s business executives stay ahead of the curve on trending labor, employment and immigration factors impacting their bottom line. Our Labor and Employment Team understands the value of a productive workforce and thus aligns closely with businesses to help attract, retain, build and collaborate with their employees. Focused on cutting-edge topics, this executive-level program is designed to help business leaders develop and employ strategies aligned with their comprehensive, long-term business goals. Together, we’ll discuss the issues at large and provide practical concepts for implementation within



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 38th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 27, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education Teams are proudly hosting our 38th Annual Public Officials Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials on April 27, 2016. Our public sector team will update attendees on several topics including: Review of selected decisions or cases around the state dealing with a variety of issues arising out of the post-Act 10 era; Open meetings/public records update; Impact of Flambeau federal court decision on wellness plans; FLSA changes on the horizon which could require reclassifying some employees and incurring additional overtime costs; and Benefits and Affordable Care Act (ACA) update of interest to public



  • CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series 2016

    April 5, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud supporter of St. Norbert College’s ‘CEO Breakfast & Strategy Series’. These programs will cover a variety of business topics featuring speakers who are significant business and community leaders. They will share their stories related to common business challenges and provide success strategies. Attendees have an opportunity to network and gain key information to help them reach their business goals. Please join us on April 5, 2016 for our sponsor program. Mike Jansen, CEO of Faith Technologies, will be presenting, “Grow Big or Grow Home: Changing Your Business Model for Profitable Growth”. Below is the full



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Manufacturing CEO Roundtable Discussion

    March 1, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Manufacturers CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on March 1st. The area’s leading manufacturing professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss the state of manufacturing and labor concerns facing their businesses. Speakers included, Tim Sheehy of Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce, Ajita Rajendra of A.O. Smith, John Mellowes of Charter Manufacturing Co. Inc., Frank Krejci of Strattec Security Corp., Rich Meeusen of Badger Meter, Inc., Mary Isbister of GenMet Corp., Manny Manuele of Technical Innovation & Quality, Russ Klisch of Lakefront Brewery, and Kurt



  • Laurie Meyer and Claire Hartley Published in DRI on Supreme Court’s New Test for Determining Employer Violations of 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act

    January 28, 2016

    Laurie Meyer, shareholder, of Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment team published an article, Preventing Claims Related to Failure to Accommodate Pregnancy, in DRI’s January 2016 For The Defense magazine. In the wake of Young v. United Parcel Services, Inc., their article addresses the new test requiring employers to prove that their actions did not discriminate against pregnant workers and allows claims to proceed when pregnant workers didn’t receive certain accommodations. Click here for a complimentary copy of the article.



  • Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association Annual Conference 2016

    January 21, 2016

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association (WPELRA) Annual Conference. This annual conference provides a unique learning and networking experience for all labor relations and human resources professionals. The conference program features a variety of timely and relevant session topics for labor professionals at all levels. This two-day conference will take place at the Kalahari Resort and Convention Center located on 1305 Kalahari Drive in Wisconsin Dells from Thursday, January 21, 2016 to Friday, January 22, 2016. For more information or to register, please visit the WPERLA’s Website.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 28th Annual School Law Seminar: Building a Skilled Workforce

    January 20, 2016

    This dynamic roundtable addressed the rapidly evolving demands placed on K-12 districts in aligning education and training with the growing workforce needs of our State and beyond. The discussion included first-hand perspectives on: K-12/higher-ed/employer programs – the variety, A - Z Student networking: integration of career-specific clubs Success examples, common challenges, and customization to your district’s needs Legal Vue: Every Student Succeeds Act; liability concerns; agreement considerations; licensure requirements Panelists included, Brooke Holbrook, Manager K-12 Relations at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, Patti Andersen-Shew, Director-Education and Workforce Development, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce and D&K School and Higher Education Attorneys, Robert W. Burns, and



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Selected as President of the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation

    January 4, 2016

    Immigration Attorney, Hugo Rojas has been selected as President of the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation. In this role, Hugo will lead the Foundation Board of Directors in its community-wide activities throughout the year. These activities include the organization of community-wide events throughout the year. His term will run from January 2016 - December 2016.



  • ACC-WI & D&K CLE and Reception at The Rep

    November 17, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau and the Association of Corporate Counsel - Wisconsin Chapter (ACC-WI) hosted an afternoon of CLE credit and entertainment among fellow ACC members and prospective members. Two business/legal topics were presented at the Stackner Theater. PROGRAM I: 3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Labor & Employment: Critical Wage & Hour, Joint Employment, and Immigration Changes. With wage & hour laws likely to change by year-end, in particular, those related to so-called "white-collar overtime exemptions," employers need to brace for a significant impact on their workforce and overall operational expenses. Labor & Employment Shareholder, Laurie Meyer, will highlight the proposed changes in the



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 10, 2015

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 10 of its attorneys across eight practice areas and three offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2015. Additionally, two attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Alternative Dispute Resolution Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan G. Schellinger, Business Litigation Attorneys



  • Davis & Kuelthau Recognized as One of 2016’s “Best Law Firms”

    November 2, 2015

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to continue its recognition as one of the country’s “Best Law Firms” for the sixth consecutive year as reported by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®. This distinction showcases more than 11,000 law firms ranked nationally and regionally in a variety of legal practice areas. Davis & Kuelthau proudly ranked top tier across 12 practices: Green Bay Corporate Law Employment Law – Management Trusts & Estates Law Milwaukee Arbitration Commercial Litigation Construction Law Corporate Law Environmental Law Litigation – Construction Mediation Municipal Law Non-Profit/Charities Law Real Estate Law Trusts & Estates Law In metropolitan Milwaukee, the firm ranked in Tier 2 for the following areas: Litigation – Environmental Litigation



  • Three Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Selected as Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation

    October 26, 2015

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that Kathy L. Nusslock, Chief Operating Officer and Firm President, and Litigation attorneys Sherry D. Coley and Nelson Phillips, III were selected as a Fellows of the Wisconsin Law Foundation. This honor recognizes outstanding career achievement, community involvement and efforts to advance the legal profession. Fellows membership is limited to 2.5% of the State Bar’s total members. Kathy works in conjunction with the Board of Directors and is responsible for overall management of the firm’s operations, including human resources, facilities management, and oversight of accounting/finance, information technology, and marketing/business development. She has been



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 6, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau was a proud sponsor of the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable that took place at the Pfister Hotel on October 6, 2015. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Speakers included Peter Gottsacker of Wixon Industries, Inc., Jeff Hamilton of Sprecher Brewing Company, Shelley Jurewicz of FaB Wisconsin, Sam Maglio, Jr. of Maglio & Company, Kurt Penn of Good Foods Group, LLC, James Wright of MillerCoors, Phil Lenaghan of Stone Creek Coffee, and Jim McCabe of Milwaukee Brewing Company.



  • Municipal Attorney Jim Kalny Oversees Special Council Meeting in Clintonville

    September 22, 2015

    During a Clintonville City Council meeting Mayor, Judy Magee gave her official resignation after a year-and-a-half investigation which also led to the City Administrator stepping down. Municipal attorney and Labor and Employment Chair James M. Kalny met privately with the city council’s board, overseeing the agreement between both Magee and Tricia Rose, who filed a complaint against Magee. He resignation will be effective January 1, 2016. For more information, please visit the Waupaca County News Website.



  • Breakfast Briefing: The Fair Labor Standards Act and YOU – What EVERY Business Needs to Know and DO – NOW!

    September 15, 2015

    Attorneys from Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment Team along with fellow business owners and HR professionals had a lively discussion addressing recent Wage and Hour Law proposals and developments. Topics included: Proposed changes to FLSA regulations that would nearly double the salary exemption floor for most salaried employees and lay the framework for that floor to rise annually. How should bonuses and incentives be treated for overtime and salary test purposes? Independent Contractors, does the Department of Labor think YOU are a "scofflaw"? What you can and should do now to meet these challenges. This complimentary seminar took place at the



  • Labor Attorney Bruce Deadman Featured in Wisconsin Law Journal: Deadman Finds His Labor of Love in Helping People

    September 4, 2015

    Bruce Deadman, Labor and Employment attorney in Davis & Kuelthau’s Green Bay office, was featured in Wisconsin Law Journal’s Asked & Answered interview series. This series provides a personal and professional perspective on individual attorneys both in and outside of the office. Click here to read the full article.



  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum's Summer Picnic

    August 20, 2015

    In collaboration with Zander Press, Inc., Bank First National, and Schenck SC, D&K hosted a traditional summer picnic on August 20, 2015. Proudly produced as supporting members of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum (WFBF), this networking event included a blend of business and casual discussion along with food and fun for young and old. Attendees shared success stories and challenges as a business owner, learned more about WFBF's resources and sponsor opportunities, relaxed with long-time acquaintances, and met an array of business leaders from across the region. Beginning with a tour of Zander Press, Inc. in Brillion, WI, attendees then gathered



  • 20 Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2016 Guide

    August 17, 2015

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 20 of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2016, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across four of the firm’s offices and spans more than 20 of our service areas. Additionally, two of our attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2016 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2016 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care Law Ann



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Discusses Immigration Topics With Payroll Professionals at Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the APA

    July 9, 2015

    Hugo Rojas of Davis & Kuelthau’s Immigration and Labor and Employment teams presented at the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Payroll Association’s (APA) monthly meeting on Thursday, July 9, 2015. His presentation covered a variety of topics including, I-9's, Visas, Resident and Non-Resident Aliens working in the United States, tax reporting for non-residents, and current government information on Executive Orders. This presentation took place at Liberty Hall in Kimberly, WI from 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM. For more details, please visit the Northeast Wisconsin Chapter of the American Payroll Association’s (APA) Website.



  • Attorneys Anthony S. Wachewicz, III and Sherry D. Coley Join Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment and Litigation Practices

    June 29, 2015

    GREEN BAY— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that Anthony S. Wachewicz, III has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Team as senior counsel and Sherry D. Coley has joined the firm’s Litigation Team as senior counsel. Both attorneys are based in the firm’s Green Bay office. Tony will concentrate his practice on serving the firm’s business, municipal, and school clients on labor & employment matters across Wisconsin. His services will include representing employers in labor negotiations, discrimination defense, disability and ADA issues, wrongful discharge or employment contract disputes, and other sensitive personnel transactions. Tony began his practice in



  • Business Succession Planning: Clearing Up the Confusion

    June 11, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum. Please join us along with area business leaders for the upcoming June 11, 2015 program in Appleton, Business Succession Planning: Clearing Up the Confusion. This program will be presented by Joe Cerniglia of Wells Fargo Private Bank and Steve Utech of UTECH Customized Organization Development. They will cover key concepts that will help you effectively create succession plans including: 5 compelling reasons to plan Common difficulties for putting off developing a succession plan Determining where you need to start Sponsors include: Bank First National Davis & Kuelthau, sc. 1st National Bank Schenck UW Oshkosh College of



  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum: Deliverables for Family and Closely Held Business Leaders

    May 14, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau is a proud sponsor of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum. Please join us along with area family and closely held business leaders for the upcoming May 14th program in Appleton, When Disaster Strikes…Best Practices For When An Untimely Event Strikes. This program will be presented by Meghann Kasper of Bank First National and Dan Kugler of the UW Oshkosh Center of Insurance and Risk Management. They will address various disaster recovery considerations for businesses, including: Types of disaster recovery plans Disaster recovery plan components Business impact analysis Risk assessment Risk management Sponsors include: Bank First National Davis & Kuelthau, sc. 1st National Bank Schenck UW Oshkosh College



  • Breakfast Briefing: Penny Wise, Pound Foolish–Proper HR Preparation & Preservation in a Litigious Era

    May 12, 2015

    Attorneys Robert W. Burns, Mary S. Gerbig and Anthony J. Steffek of Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment and Litigation Teams reviewed practical measures to be better prepared should employment litigation be in your business future. In the increasingly litigious times in which we live, even those employers who generally follow "best practices" in the human resources area are likely to find themselves defending a claim or lawsuit from a former employee or unsuccessful applicant. Topics included: Due diligence protocols for adverse employment decisions Electronic discovery issues (subpoenas for e-mails, texts, metadata, etc.) Importance of litigation "holds" Documentation concerns: Is there an "original"? Defined decision



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 37th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 29, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment, Municipal, and School and Higher Education Law Teams proudly hosted our 37th Annual Public Officials Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials on April 29, 2015. Members of our Green Bay, Oshkosh, and Milwaukee offices updated public officials on several topics: Although the constitutionality of Act 10 was confirmed by the Wisconsin Supreme Court last summer, there are a number of cases around the state dealing with a variety of issues arising out of the post-Act 10 era; Recent Supreme Court retirement vesting decisions; Common questions relating to the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) and Employee Trust Fund



  • Attorney Hugo Rojas Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Immigration Practice

    April 2, 2015

    MILWAUKEE— Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Hugo P. Rojas has joined the firm’s Immigration and Labor & Employment Team in its Milwaukee office. Hugo focuses his practice on advising employers on strategies for navigating the complex regulations of the U.S. immigration system while seeking a path for permanent residency for their multinational workforce. He assists and advises businesses with every phase of the employment-based immigration process to help employers meet their objective of building a talented workforce in Wisconsin and beyond. Hugo’s clients include mid-large sized global manufacturers, engineering firms, financial services institutions, health care providers, IT



  • Breakfast Briefing: Untold Truths: All Is NOT Quiet on the Employment Front

    March 3, 2015

    Attorneys, Bruce B. Deadman and James M. Kalny from Davis & Kuelthau's Labor & Employment Team addressed real world situations where employers have been sunk by their own actions, surprised by new laws and regulations, or found themselves re-actively taking cover in an increasingly employer unfriendly environment. Topics included: Home-cooked employment agreements—a trap for the unwary. Who is an employee? "Command and control" issues and independent contractors. How to lose the wage and hour battle—cautionary perspectives from the frontline. The National Labor Relations Board: from handbook issues and social media criticism to the "ambush election" rule. Beyond the buzz words: Defining "hostile environment" and "harassment claims." This



  • Labor & Employment Attorney Bob Burns Weighs in on Right to Work Bill

    February 27, 2015

    Labor & Employment attorney, Robert W. Burns of Davis & Kuelthau's Green Bay office, sat down with Green Bay's TV5 to discuss the impact of the "Right To Work" bill on companies and union workers.



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 27th Annual School Law Seminar

    January 21, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau's 27th Annual School Law Seminar took place on Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Milwaukee. 4:30 - 5:00 PM - Registration 5:00 - 6:30 PM - Program 6:30 - 9:00 PM - Gourmet Buffet & Reception Our topics included: Teacher Mobility: The Legacy of Act 10 Current Issues in Student Discipline Managing the Public Education Cafeteria: Pupil Educational Choices and School District Obligations Legal Challenges Affecting Open Enrollment, Vouchers and Charters Davis & Kuelthau's School Law Seminar was held in conjunction with the WASB/WASDA/WASBO Education Convention. If you have any questions, please contact Brandy Riley at briley@dkattorneys.com or 414.225.7508.



  • Post-Election Labor & Employment/Tax/Estate Planning Seminar

    December 3, 2014

    Join members of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum along with Schenck, SC and Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. for a timely post-election seminar, Employment, Corporate Tax and Individual Tax Issues. How will the changes in Congress impact you? This seminar will address the potential benefits and implications of the election relative to tax, employment, and succession planning considerations for family owned businesses. Speakers will include Ron Altenburg, Shareholder and CPA at Schenck, Robert Mathers, Shareholder and member of Davis & Kuelthau's Corporate Team. Specific topics will include: Wage & Hour laws Family Medical leave Act (FMLA) Equal Pay/Minimum Wage 2014/2015 Tax Issues Tax Inversions Legislative Updates Medicare "Dox Fix" SSD Fund



  • New North 2014 Summit

    December 2, 2014

    Join business leaders from Ahren, Bemis, Boldt, 4imprint, Sargento, Stellar Blue Technologies, and many others for the 11th annual New North Summit addressing the latest economic activity and updates on key initiatives throughout the region. Recognizing the need for continued diversification, business leaders will discuss the challenges and benefits of diversifying their products and services. The Summit will be held on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 at Blue Harbor Resort in Sheboygan, WI. More than 700 attendees are anticipated. The agenda includes: Q&A with Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Keynote Address, Business Development “Stories of Diversity and Growth” by John Torinus, Wisconsin industry expert



  • Breakfast Briefing: Managing Difficult Employees, Including Effective Discipline & Discharge

    November 20, 2014

    Is discipline necessary at your facility? Not sure how to deal with the marginal employee? Are certain employees bringing down the rest of your staff keeping you from achieving your maximum potential? Join us for, "Managing Effective Employees, Including Effective Discipline and Discharge", a seminar geared toward assisting employers in correcting performance, properly using corrective discipline, and if necessary, terminating an unproductive employee. In addition, Attorneys of Davis & Kuelthau's Labor and Employment Team will talk about the rights of the employee and employer during the discipline and discharge process and how discharges can be managed to avoid costly lawsuits. This



  • Breakfast Briefing: The Changing Tide of FMLA Compliance

    November 18, 2014

    Application of both the federal Family and Medical Leave Act and the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act can be a complex and, sometimes, frustrating process for employers. After several years of applying the federal FMLA’s revised regulations, the Department of Labor released proposed regulations in June of 2014 to implement the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), which will again impact FMLA application. Proper application of FMLA leave entitlements is a regular part of any covered employers operations. Therefore, it is vital to remain vigilant in understanding what the employer’s expectations are in order



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 7, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 11 of its attorneys across seven practice areas and four offices were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2014. Additionally, three attorneys were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Business Litigation Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Susan G. Schellinger, Business Litigation Attorneys selected



  • Protecting Yourself and Your Business from Fraud

    October 29, 2014

    D&K proudly co-sponsored, 'Protecting Yourself and Your Business from Fraud' program. This program featured a group of industry leaders who discussed how businesses and organizations are just as susceptible to identity theft and fraudulent activity as individuals. Seasoned experts, D&K Labor & Employment Attorney James R. Macy, Sam McClone, CIC, Strategic Risk Advisor of McClone Insurance, Bob Van Kirk, AVP, Treasury & Payment Solutions of BMO Harris Bank, and Cyndi Hintz, CPA of Huberty CPA's and Trusted Advisors shared valuable fraud prevention tips, tools and best practices to protect you from internal and external fraud. This program took place at the Holiday



  • 2014 Wisconsin Family Business Forum Business Expo

    October 22, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Wisconsin Family Business Forum’s 4th Annual Family Business Expo on Wednesday, October 22nd at LaSure’s Banquet Hall located on 3125 S. Washburn St. in Oshkosh, WI. Members of the organization and program sponsors attended to create business awareness and help facilitate productive networking with family businesses in a casual environment. For additional details, please visit the Wisconsin Family Business Forum’s Website.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Whose Employee Is It Anyway?

    October 16, 2014

    While you may have certain personnel performing services for you as independent contractors or employees of someone else, various laws may say differently. Worse yet, if you are wrong, significant financial costs may apply. D&K presented, "Whose Employee Is It Anyway?", a seminar addressing the differences in employee classifications and what it means to your company. Attorney James R. Macy of Davis & Kuelthau's Labor and Employment Team and Robert A. Mathers of our Corporate Team discussed steps you can take to make sure those performing work are classified in the manner in which you want, and avoid unanticipated



  • Milwaukee Business Journal – Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable Discussion

    October 7, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau proudly sponsored the Milwaukee Business Journal’s Food and Beverage Industry CEO Roundtable held at the Pfister Hotel on October 7, 2014. The area’s leading food and beverage professionals convened at this exclusive forum to discuss critical trends and concerns impacting the industry. Anticipated guests included Becky’s Blissful Bakery, Cousins Subs, Fred Usinger, Inc., Maglio & Company, and O&H Danish Bakery. Stay tuned for the Business Journal’s release of the discussion highlights within their October 24th print publication.



  • Retired Davis & Kuelthau Attorney Receives George Tipler Award from Wisconsin School Attorneys Association

    October 3, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is proud to announce retired Labor and Employment and School and Higher Education Law Attorney, Paul C. Hemmer is this year’s recipient of the George Tipler Award from the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (WSAA). This distinguished award honors individuals for their excellence and dedication to school law in Wisconsin. Only 29 attorneys have ever received this award. The WSAA assists and facilitates the exchange of information among attorneys practicing school law in the State of Wisconsin. The association has more than 120 members and is governed by a seven member board of directors. Hemmer



  • Breakfast Briefing: HR Workshop Series: Lessons Learned for the Year Ahead

    September 23, 2014

    Lights, camera, action! While it may not be Hollywood, Davis & Kuelthau's September 23, 2014 Breakfast Briefing featured human resource vignettes. Presented by members of our Labor and Employment Team, each segment addressed real life situations that arise with employees in the workplace and provide implementable takeaways. The employment law issues addressed included: FMLA ADA WFEA FLSA Workers Compensation Discrimination issues Recent case and statutory laws, and other regulatory developments from the past year This complimentary seminar was held at the Comfort Suites- Rock Garden Conference in Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, September 23, 2014. Registration and breakfast began at 7:30 a.m. The program was scheduled from



  • Davis & Kuelthau Attorneys Honored by The Best Lawyers in America® 2015 Guide

    September 3, 2014

    MILWAUKEE – Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce that 22 of our attorneys were selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2015, a national and local per-review publication. The recognition includes colleagues across all five of the firm’s offices and spans 24 of our service areas. Additionally, four of our attorneys were selected as Best Lawyers 2015 Lawyer of the Year in their respective communities and practice areas. The Davis & Kuelthau attorneys recognized as Best Lawyers in America® 2015 are: Brookfield Charles G. Maris, Trusts and Estates, and Non-Profit/Charities Law Robert W. Muren, Health Care Law Ann M.



  • Wisconsin Family Business Forum's Summer Picnic

    August 21, 2014

    In collaboration with Printco Incorporated, Bank First National, and Schenck SC, D&K held a traditional summer picnic on August 21st. Proudly produced as supporting members of the Wisconsin Family Business Forum (WFBF), this networking event included a blend of business and casual discussion along with food and fun for young and old. Attendees shared success stories and challenges as a business owner, learned more about WFBF's resources and sponsor opportunities, relaxed with long-time acquaintances, and met an array of business leaders from across the region. Hosted on the site of Printco in Omro, the evening included a tour of the Sperling family's



  • Attorney Burns Weighs In on Act 10 Ruling

    August 1, 2014

    School Law and Labor attorney Robert Burns provides insight on the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision declaring Act 10 constitutional.



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Announces Kathy Nusslock As the Firm’s Next Chief Operating Officer

    July 23, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. has proudly announced that it will appoint Shareholder Kathy L. Nusslock the firm’s next Chief Operating Officer. Kathy will work in conjunction with the Board of Directors and will be responsible for overall management of the firm’s operations, including human resources, facilities management, and oversight of accounting/finance, information technology, and marketing/business development. Kathy joined the firm’s Litigation Team in 1998 and since then served in a variety of firm management roles including Litigation Team Head, Employment Litigation Practice Chair, Director on the firm’s Board, member of the Shareholder Development Committee, and Pro Bono Coordinator.



  • Attorney Bruce Deadman Receives WisLAP Volunteer of the Year Award

    June 26, 2014

    GREEN BAY – Davis & Kuelthau is proud to announce Labor & Employment attorney Bruce B. Deadman is this year’s recipient of the Wisconsin Lawyers Assistance Program (WisLAP) Volunteer of the Year Award. This award honors various legal practitioners who have provided meaningful assistance, educational outreach or other volunteer service through the program. WisLAP provides educational training programs addressing addiction, stress, depression, and other mental health issues. Candidates are referred to a trained peer who has committed time to assist struggling professionals. As an attorney, Bruce’s practice focuses on labor, employment, and compensation-related issues. He spends most of his time helping clients



  • State Bar 2014 Annual Meeting & Conference

    June 25, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau was a program sponsor for the State Bar’s Annual Meeting & Conference that took place in Lake Geneva from Wednesday, June 25 – Friday, June 27. This annual conference was attended by hundreds of judges, lawyers, legal staff and other legal professionals, and legal vendors for multiple days of learning and valuable networking. In addition, these events included high-quality CLE programming for flexible learning opportunities and social activities. Litigation and Construction Industry attorney, Matt McClean participated in a panel discussion, ‘Hot Topics in Construction Law’. This discussion addressed the Wisconsin's Statute of Repose, examining how Wisconsin law in



  • RiskNet Seminar: Protecting Your Business

    June 10, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau teamed up with RiskNet to provide a complimentary seminar covering best practices for effective disciplinary programs that will protect your business. D&K presented, "Legal Concerns & Liabilities Associated With Discipline and Discharge". Other local industry experts included, Diane Biersteker of Human Resources Consulting, Tim Kneeland of 180 Risk Partners, and Graham Ness of Forsite Benefits. This complimentary seminar was held at St. Norbert College (Bemis Center) in De Pere, WI on Tuesday, June 10, 2014.



  • Attorney Stephen L. Knowles Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment Team

    June 9, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Stephen L. Knowles has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Team as a senior attorney in its Milwaukee office. Steve’s practice focuses on private sector employment law. He advises corporate employers in a range of sectors—including manufacturing, financial institutions, retail, churches and religious organizations, and health care organizations—on discipline and discharge, disability accommodations, discrimination and harassment issues, family and medical leave problems, restrictive covenants, protected concerted activities, wage-and-hour matters, reductions in force, and other employment issues. “Steve’s experience in employment law matters adds to the depth of our well-established team



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 36th Annual Public Officials Program

    April 29, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. held its Annual Public Official Program for veteran and newly-elected public officials. Our Green Bay and Oshkosh team updated public officials on: The status of Act 10, as well as various litigation around the state that deals with a variety of issues arising out of the post-Act 10 era Individual employee rights under MERA The effect of the pending re-certification elections and other ongoing developments In addition, other legislation or administrative regulations potentially impacting public entities in Wisconsin, public records and open meeting laws were addressed. The evening concluded with a question and answer panel of Davis & Kuelthau professionals who collaborated



  • Breakfast Briefing: Navigating the New Trends In Discrimination and ADA Situations

    April 22, 2014

    Claims of discrimination in your business can be expensive and time consuming. They can divide a workforce and provide a stigma that no business wants or needs. This seminar will keep you up to date on the latest developments in this area of law helping your company to prevent and avoid such claims. The panel will also discuss practical real world applications of these principals. Are you prepared? Davis & Kuelthau's Green Bay Labor & Employment Team provided useful insights on how to get you there. This complimentary seminar was held at the Comfort Suites- Rock Garden Conference in Green Bay, WI



  • Attorney Laurie E. Meyer Joins Davis & Kuelthau’s Labor & Employment Team

    April 22, 2014

    MILWAUKEE - Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. is pleased to announce attorney Laurie E. Meyer has joined the firm’s Labor & Employment Team as a shareholder in its Milwaukee office. Laurie concentrates her practice on employment law. She investigates and defends claims alleging all types of discrimination as well as harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, wage and hour violations, and denial of medical leave or disability accommodations. She also counsels business employers on employment relationships and the appropriate course for avoiding claims or successfully defending claims if litigation is unavoidable. “We are excited to welcome Laurie to our team,” said Kirk D. Strang, Shareholder



  • Breakfast Briefing: Navigating the New Trends In Discrimination and ADA Situations

    March 13, 2014

    Claims of discrimination in your business can be expensive and time consuming. They can divide a workforce and provide a stigma that no business wants or needs. This seminar will keep you up to date on the latest developments in this area of law helping your company to prevent and avoid such claims. Are you prepared? Our Labor & Employment attorneys provided useful insights on how to get you there. This complimentary seminar was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, March 13 in Oshkosh.



  • Breakfast Briefing: 10 Employer Mistakes to Avoid

    February 25, 2014

    Where did we go wrong and how best can we reduce our liability moving forward? Davis & Kuelthau's Green Bay Labor & Employment Team and fellow employers held an in-depth discussion addressing the some all-too-common pitfalls that most often lead to liability in the employment setting. The scenarios addressed included: Misclassifying "administrative assistants" or "supervisors" as exempt Handbook provisions that can raise the ire of federal agencies Non-enforceable separation agreements Employment applications that violate law Unemployment challenges gone awry and other risky missteps. The program concluded with a brief Q & A session that gave attendees an opportunity to share their own hurdles and



  • Breakfast Briefing: Updates In Employment Law - What Is New and What Is Coming

    January 16, 2014

    Labor & Employment attorneys looked back over the past year to highlight significant U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts and state courts' rulings affecting employment decisions. Administrative agencies have the power of legislation so it is worth considering new FMLA regulations, the I-9 form and NLRB rulings. To prepare for these new rulings, the attorneys will provide an in-depth review of the key employment-related actions that took place in 2013 and what decisions are likely to be made in 2014. This complimentary seminar was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, January 16.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Employment Law Potluck: Trending Issues Impacting the Workplace

    November 19, 2013

    This program provided a pre-Thanksgiving buffet of recent hot topics cooking in the kitchen of employment law. Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment Team members discussed significant court and agency decisions affecting today's employers. In addition, they provided an update on key legislative developments at the federal and state level as well as helpful best practices for employers to consider implementing. The program concluded with an interactive general employment law Q & A session. This complimentary seminar was held at the Comfort Suites- Rock Garden Conference in Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, November 19, 2013.



  • Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. Attorneys Recognized by Wisconsin Super Lawyers

    November 13, 2013

    MILWAUKEE — Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. today announced that 12 of its attorneys were named by Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine as top attorneys in Wisconsin for 2013. Additionally, five others were recognized as Wisconsin Rising Stars®. The attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2013 Wisconsin Super Lawyers® magazine are: Brookfield Charlie G. Maris, Estate and Probate Green Bay Robert W. Burns, Labor & Employment Thomas L. Schober, Business Litigation Milwaukee James E. Braza, Construction Litigation Scott E. Fiducci, Mergers & Acquisitions Christopher J. Jaekels, Environmental Kevin J. Lyons, Business Litigation Matthew R. McClean, Construction Litigation William J. Mulligan, Environmental Litigation Kathy L. Nusslock, Business Litigation Joseph E. Tierney, IV, Real Estate Attorneys selected



  • Breakfast Briefing: Managing Difficult Employees Including Discipline and Discharge

    October 24, 2013

    Effective management and supervision of employees can be one of the most rewarding as well as most challenging duties for a front line supervisor. Davis & Kuelthau attorneys from our Labor & Employment Team held a timely discussion on how to effectively discipline and discharge difficult employees when necessary. A considerable investment goes into everyone that your company hires. Like all investments, if properly reviewed from time to time, supported in its strengths, and appropriately corrected when necessary, companies are able to build a strong team. Yet at the same time, ineffective handling of performance problems disrupt the workplace and



  • Breakfast Briefing: What Medical Questions Can I Ask My Employees?

    September 19, 2013

    Health Risk Assessments, Wellness Programs, ACA Retaliation, and Drug Testing Do you use Health Risk Assessments? Do you have a Wellness Program? Both can be great ideas, but also can create dangers if you are not aware of the new regulations and guidance. Labor & Employment attorney, Geoffrey S. Trotier, and Employee Benefits attorney, Kelly S. Kuglitsch, held a timely discussion addressing a critical question among today's employers, "What medical questions can I ask my employees?" The discussion included insights on the latest in drug testing, the ACA's retaliation provisions, and the latest medical information battlegrounds for employers. The latest legal developments



  • Understanding Health Care Reform

    September 13, 2013

    Multiple aspects of the Affordable Care Act are set to go into effect in January of 2014. As an employer, are you prepared? Davis & Kuelthau Employee Benefits Attorney,Kelly S. Kuglitsch, along with guest speakers from Johnson Insurance Services LLC, Schenk, Arise Health Plan, and the Wisconsin Hospital Association shared their insights on how the Reform will affect employers and their employees. In addition to this time-sensitive discussion, insightful breakout sessions will followed, covering topics from health insurance exchange updates to offering solutions to lower costs and improve employee health. Kelly also participated in the 'Small Group - Less than



  • Breakfast Briefing: The National Labor Relations Act for the Private Sector Employer

    September 10, 2013

    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has been in the news lately and it's likely to impact non-union employers. Davis & Kuelthau Labor & Employment Team attorneys held a timely informational discussion benefiting union and non-union private sector employers. After years of political and judicial controversy, the President has made five new appointments (three Democrats and two Republicans) and gained congressional approval. All very interesting, but if you are a non-union employer, what difference does the activity of the NLRB mean to you? The NLRB has jurisdiction over any circumstance where an employee (union or not) engages in "concerted activities"



  • AWSA's Annual Legal Conference

    August 7, 2013

    D&K Labor & Employment attorneys presented at the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators (AWSA) annual legal conference. Their program topics included; "Policy, Handbook, and Activity Codes: Updates, Do's and Don'ts," "Current Cyber Challenges," and "Addressing Difficult Staff Issues in a Post-Act 10 Environment." AWSA is the largest association of public school administrators, representing principals, HR directors, resource officers, and other administrative professionals. Kirk, Shana, and Bob are 3 of the 6 attorneys that presented at the annual legal seminar. For more information on this conference, visit the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators Website.



  • Webinar: Litigation from Eau Claire to Green Bay and Back Again

    July 1, 2013

    D&K Labor & Employment Team attorneys, presented, "Litigation From Eau Claire to Green Bay and Back Again: A Discussion of Litigation Under Acts 10 & 32 Involving Public Safety Bargaining." This free presentation was hosted by the Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Risky Business: Managing Risk Near and Far in the Corporate World

    June 25, 2013

    Type: Breakfast Briefing Location: Comfort Suites - Rock Garden Conference Center, Green Bay, WI Description: Join Davis & Kuelthau, s.c. and guest speakers from Aon to learn how to protect your business and yourself from unnecessary business risks. The program featured presentations from legal and risk management & insurance brokerage professionals concerning a host of business risks prevalent in places as diverse as the local workplace and the global marketplace. Subjects included workers' compensation risk management, fleet safety and driver management, trade credit, supply chain risk, mergers and acquisitions, business continuity and crisis management and personal liability in the corporate world. Speakers: Dick Rupiper,



  • The 7th Annual Wisconsin Restorative Justice Conference

    May 9, 2013

    D&K School and Higher Education Law attorneys participated in a panel discussion on how to handle the legal challenges that arise with technological crimes. Click here for more information.



  • Breakfast Briefing: New Employee Rights Under State And Federal Law

    April 30, 2013

    Our workforce is an immediate mirror of society's changes. As society evolves in response to new technologies, new protected classes, and world events, our workforce demands new rights and protections that previously were never even considered. Join us for a discussion of these new and developing rights so that your company is prepared to comply with ever-changing state and federal employment laws. The following topics will be discussed: Social Media freedoms, including NLRB-approved social media policies, employer demands of passwords, and free speech issues The NLRB's increased push to regulate non-union workplaces Transgender protections in the workplace Discrimination claims related to domestic



  • AWSA New Building Leadership Conference

    April 25, 2013

    This conference series included networking and online learning, delivered by a five-person faculty of outstanding educational school and district leaders.



  • Breakfast Briefing: New Employee Rights Under State And Federal Law

    April 11, 2013

    Type: Breakfast Briefing Location: The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Milwaukee, WI Description: Our workforce is an immediate mirror of society's changes. As society evolves in response to new technologies, new protected classes, and world events, our workforce demands new rights and protections that previously were never even considered. Join Attorney Geoff Trotier for a discussion of these new and developing rights so that your company is prepared to comply with ever-changing state and federal employment laws. Attorney Trotier discussed the following: Social Media freedoms, including NLRB-approved social media policies, employer demands of passwords, and free speech issues The NLRB's increased push to regulate non-union workplaces



  • Breakfast Briefing: Employee Handbooks

    March 7, 2013

    For those employers with Employee Handbooks, we will walk you through an audit of the Employee Handbook to make sure the Employee Handbook contains everything it should and does not contain anything creating liability. For those employers without Employee Handbooks, we will encourage you to have an Employee Handbook and discuss with you where to start. This complimentary seminar was held at the Hilton Garden Inn on Thursday, March 7, 2013. Registration deadline is March 5.



  • Breakfast Briefing: Business Owners' Guide to ADA Compliance

    January 29, 2013

    Your rights and obligations under the ADA & WFEA are constantly changing. Get the latest from our employment lawyers or risk being left behind! This free seminar was held at the Crowne Plaza Milwaukee West in Wauwatosa, WI on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.



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