On March 25, 2015, Joseph E. Gumina, who leads the firm’s labor and employment practice, spoke to the Greater Milwaukee Chapter of the Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals. Attorney Gumina spoke about the latest developments in labor and employment law affecting the hospitality industry, including the latest developments before the NLRB and the EEOC. Attorney […]

Randy Nash and Laura Lavey were part of the Professionalism and Leadership panel discussion at the State Bar of Wisconsin Young Lawyers Division’s 6th Annual Leadership Conference held at the Italian Community Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin on March 20, 2015. Attorney Nash moderated the panel discussion, and Attorney Lavey was a panelist. Panel members offered […]

On Wednesday, March 25, 2015, a divided U.S. Supreme Court issued a ruling in Young v. UPS.  The Supreme Court was asked to decide whether the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”), which amended Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, allows an employer to have a policy that accommodates some, but not all, workers with […]

Attorney Peter J. Walsh will be presenting at the SFSP Milwaukee Chapter Membership Meeting and Networking event on Tuesday, March 24, 2015. Mr. Walsh is a member of the Tax & Succession Planning Practice Group and will be presenting on how insurance products, such as life insurance and long term care insurance, can be used […]

On March 6, 2015, Dean Laing spoke at the 2015 Marquette University Law School Civil Litigation and Evidence Conference for attorneys.  The topic of his presentation was “Deposition Practice,” and included discussion on errata sheets, sequestration, videotape depositions, telephonic depositions and behavior at depositions.  The presenters at the Conference included some of the top trial […]

Today, Friday, March 6, 2015, the Wisconsin State Assembly after a marathon session passed right-to-work legislation by a vote of 62 to 35. The State Senate had previously approved the right-to-work legislation by a vote of 17 to 15 the previous week. The votes were cast according to party lines.  The fast-tracked bill will be […]

On February 25, 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a Final Rule revising the definition of “spouse” under the FMLA. Currently, a “spouse” is defined  as “a husband or wife as defined or recognized under State law for purposes of marriage in the State where the employee resides, including common law marriage in States […]

Under the Family Medical Leave Act, employers are not permitted to take an employee’s FMLA-protected absences into consideration when making employment decisions such as discipline and termination. However, if performance deficiencies are discovered while an employee is on FMLA leave and would have resulted in termination or discipline had the employee not been on leave, […]

In February 2014, the EEOC filed suit in Illinois federal court against CVS Pharmacy, Inc. alleging that the company’s separation agreements constituted a pattern or practice of unlawfully discouraging employees from exercising their rights under Title VII of the Civil Rights of 1964 to communicate with the EEOC or to file discrimination claims.  The EEOC’s […]

On February 5, 2015, Gregory S. Mager spoke during Utilization of Mental Health, Counseling, and Medical Records in Family Law Cases:  A View from the Bench, the Bar and Healthcare Professionals presented by The Society of Family Lawyers, The Leander Foley Matrimonial Inns of Court, and The Association of Family and Conciliation Courts Wisconsin Chapter.  This continuing education program […]