Mary S. Gerbig
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Location: Green Bay
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318 S. Washington Street, Suite 300
Green Bay, WI 54301

News & Events: Attorney Mary S. Gerbig


  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • 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



  • Meet & Greet with State Bar President-Elect Candidate, Kevin J. Lyons

    April 7, 2015

    Davis & Kuelthau's Green Bay and Fox Valley team, and other State Bar members from the eight county area, gathered for a complimentary meet and greet in preparation for the upcoming State Bar election. Attendees were able to voice your interests and concerns as a State Bar member, propose forward-moving ideas, and enjoy an evening of networking. Event details: This complimentary hors d'oeuvre and cocktail reception took place at Hagemeister Park in Green Bay, WI on Tuesday, April 7, 2015. Join the conversation online at: www.linkedin.com/in/kevinforprez. Click here to view Kevin's campaign page.



  • 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.



  • Back To School Series: Current Legal Issues In Public Education

    October 24, 2014

    Attorneys from Davis & Kuelthau's School and Higher Education Law Team, along with area school board members and administrators, held a timely discussion addressing the latest legal issues impacting public education in Wisconsin. This complimentary seminar was held at four locations throughout Wisconsin. Breakfast and lunch was served at each program. Topics addressed included: Selected Issues in Union and Employment Relations in a Post-Act 10 Environment Meet and confer Disclosure of employee records and information Union participation in personnel matters Dealing with non-certified labor organizations Employee compensation Public use v. employee/union use of school facilities School District Relationships with Other Governmental Institutions Record sharing agreements Family and juvenile courts: school rights



  • 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



  • 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



  • Davis & Kuelthau's 26th Annual School Law Seminar

    January 22, 2014

    Davis & Kuelthau's 26th Annual School Law Seminar took place on Wednesday, January 22, 2014 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: Legal Developments in Collective Bargaining Individual Teacher Contracts: The New Battleground for Employee Rights? 5 Things That Can Go Wrong With Statutory Grievance Procedures Myths and Facts on Educator Effectiveness Davis & Kuelthau's School Law Seminar was held in conjunction with the WASB/WASDA/WASBO Education Convention. Please contact Brandy Riley at briley@dkattorneys.com or 414.225.7508 if you have any questions.



  • 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.



  • 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



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