Be Aware: Current Phishing Email is Disguised as Official OCR Audit Communication As many HIPAA covered entities and their business associates are aware, the Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) division of the United States Department Health and Human Services (“HHS”) has begun a second-round of audits to examine compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and […]

Each year, Super Lawyers surveys the State’s attorneys and judges, seeking the State’s top attorneys. The lists for 2016 were just published and, once again, a large number of our attorneys are included thereon. Dean Laing was named one of the Top 10 attorneys in Wisconsin for the second time. He was also named one […]

The Internal Revenue Service recently published the cost-of-living adjustments to the dollar limits under various employer-sponsored retirement and health plans for 2017. The majority of the dollar limits are either unchanged or will increase only slightly. Employer-sponsors of benefit plans should update payroll and plan administration systems for the 2017 limits and ensure that any […]

The Department of Labor’s (DOL’s) final overtime rule (the Final Rule) takes effect December 1, 2016. As described in our prior post, the cumulative effect of the Final Rule will be to significantly expand the categories of employees eligible for overtime protection. As part of preparing to comply with the new wage and hour law, […]

Earlier this month, OCHDL proudly sponsored a charitable event at the Wisconsin Club, downtown Milwaukee, in honor of Catholic Relief Services; the official international humanitarian agency of the Catholic community in the United States. The event had many influential guests in attendance, including Archbishop Listecki, Dr. Carolyn Woo, CEO and President of CRS, and Coach […]

We are pleased to announce that Trevor C. Lippman was selected to participate in the inaugural class of the G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy. Trevor was 1 of 23 attorneys chosen to participate in this program. The Wisconsin State Bar’s Development Committee recently developed the G. Lane Ware Leadership Academy as an inclusive leadership development […]

In September, Jessica Schultz was awarded first place in the 2016 Turnaround Management Association (TMA) Chicago/Midwest Chapter Student Intern Competition. Jessica is currently a third-year law student at UW-Madison Law School, and she spent the summer of 2016 as a Law Clerk with O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing, S.C. TMA is a global non-profit […]

Christa Wittenberg authored an article entitled “Testamentary Capacity: A Sliding-Scale Approach,” which appeared in the September issue of Wisconsin Lawyer magazine. The article discusses the complex estate planning issues and disputes that can arise in families with loved ones affected by dementia or diminished mental capacity. Given increasing life expectancies and the relative frequency with which […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. is pleased to announce that 15 lawyers have been named to the 2017 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Best Lawyers has published their list for over three decades, earning the respect of the profession, the media, and the […]

Attorney Steven J. Slawinski talks about a recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision in the latest Construction Blog article, published by the State Bar of Wisconsin Construction & Public Contract Law Section. In this decision, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals weighed in on the application of promissory estoppel in the context of construction […]