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Employment Law Update in Wisconsin

Get up to speed on the most significant Wisconsin employment law and labor issues.

As the COVID-19 public health crisis continues to disrupt workplaces and the economy, Wisconsin employers have also faced new and challenging developments in labor and employment law brought on by COVID-19. Despite this, the usual employment law issues continue to evolve. This topic will be your one-stop shop for an overview of key federal and Wisconsin employment law updates and trends that employers need to know about.

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Agenda

New Wisconsin Employment Laws

Hiring Employees in Wisconsin

  • Job Applications
  • Conducting Background Checks
  • Drafting Enforceable Restrictive Covenant Agreements

Worker Classification Issues

  • Exempt V. Nonexempt Employees
  • Properly Classifying Workers as Independent Contractors

Leave of Absences and Disability Accommodations

  • Federal and State FMLA Leave
  • Disability Accommodations Under State and Federal Law

Working Through the COVID Pandemic

  • Leave of Absences
  • Workplace Safety Issues
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Employee Privacy Issues

Preventing Discrimination in the Workplace

  • Wisconsin Fair Employment Act
  • Title Vii, ADA, Adea and Other Federal Anti-Discrimination Statutes
  • Workplace Investigations

The Evolving Status of Cannabis in Wisconsin and Beyond

Labor Law and Collective Bargaining Trends

Employee Terminations

  • Reductions in Workforces, Including Warn and Wisconsin's Mini-Warn Act Notice Obligations
  • Unemployment Updates and Required Notices
  • Employee Severance and Separation Agreements
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This course was last revised on February 22, 2021.

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  • IL CLE 1.75
     
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  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.75 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.
     

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Holly E. Courtney

Holly E. Courtney

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

  • Senior Associate at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • Concentrates her practice on labor and employment disputes and counsel; as a litigator, she mounts forceful and persuasive defenses before federal and state courts and administrative agencies on behalf of employers; as an advisor, she helps management develop and maintain compliant employee policies
  • Focus includes issues related to discrimination, including harassment and retaliation; drug and alcohol testing; employee leave; wage and hour law; workers’ compensation; unemployment insurance; The National Labor Relations Act; restrictive covenants; employee handbooks and policies and separation and severance agreements
  • Before joining the firm, she was a judicial intern to the Hon. David T. Prosser, Jr. with the Wisconsin Supreme court and later to the Hon. Richard J. Sankovitz of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court; she has also served as a mediator in the Milwaukee County Circuit Court Small Claims Division
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, Marquette University Law School; B.A. degree, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Can be contacted at608-283-0121 or [email protected]
Kurt F. Ellison

Kurt F. Ellison

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

  • Associate at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • Practice includes construction litigation & dispute resolution; employment litigation; insurance litigation; labor & employment relations; wage and hour compliance & defense and workplace safety & health
  • Counsels clients on a variety of labor and employment and business-related matters with a concentration in employment litigation
  • Represents employers in both civil and criminal matters in state and federal trial and appellate courts and before administrative agencies; advises and defends clients in matters regarding employment, wage and hour disputes, construction litigation, insurance, municipal law, and contractual matters; when circumstances warrant, he takes cases to trial and wins
  • Prior to joining the firm he practiced in the areas of employment, business, and insurance litigation at several Wisconsin law firms; while earning his law degree, he interned for the Honorable Diane E. Sykes in the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit; earlier, he completed a judicial internship with the Honorable William M. Conley of the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
  • J.D. degree, magna cum laude, Marquette University Law School; B.A. degree in political science, University of Wisconsin
  • Can be contacted at 608-283-0104 or [email protected]
Nadia L. Gonzalez

Nadia L. Gonzalez

Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

  • Associate at Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
  • Advises businesses on a range of matters affecting the employer-employee relationship
  • Before joining the firm, she was a summer associate at the firm, and she also completed a legal externship with the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois
  • previously worked as a legal clerk for a Wisconsin-based insurance company, where she worked closely with in-house counsel to analyze and provide guidance on legal issues involving human resources matters, compliance, contracts, litigation avoidance, and other issues
  • J.D. degree, University of Wisconsin Law School; B.A. degree in political science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Can be contacted at 608-416-1701 or [email protected]
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Published 2021
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