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 […]

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to make reasonable accommodations for employees with disabilities.  This process requires that employers and employees engage in an interactive process to discuss potential reasonable accommodations.  The interactive process requires an informal dialogue between the employer and the employee in which the parties discuss reasonable accommodations for an employee’s […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing is pleased to announce that Timothy Van de Kamp was recently elected a shareholder of the firm. Mr. Van de Kamp has been with the firm since 2012 and is a member of the Corporate Practice Group. He focuses his practice in Real Estate and Construction Law and Banking […]

Employers in today’s society are faced with a variety of workplace challenges, from complying with complex and often confusing employment laws to effectively managing a diverse workforce comprised of individuals from a broad spectrum of society.  Let’s face it: managing your workforce, making the right employment decisions with regard to hiring,  promotions, and terminations; and […]

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On December 9, 2014, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk et al., ruling that time spent waiting to undergo and undergoing security screenings after work each day is not compensable time under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). This case involved a collective claim […]

Attorney Grant Killoran was featured in the Wisconsin Law Journal article entitled, “Killoran takes onstage experience to courtrooms.” Read full article here.