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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Most states, including Wisconsin, have a statute that automatically revokes as beneficiary a divorced spouse once the divorce is final.  See, e.g., Wis. Stat. § 854.15.  This means that, unless your will, trust, IRA, 401(k), life insurance, etc., provides otherwise, once a divorce decree is final, an individual’s ex-spouse and the ex-spouse’s relatives receive nothing […]

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.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) provides an employer an exemption for minimum wage and overtime payments for any employee employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity.  An employee may qualify for exemption if the employee meets all of the pertinent tests relating to duties and receives compensation on a “salary basis” […]

Employers who label their employees as overtime exempt should be cautioned by a recent settlement out of a Florida federal court. The case, Lytle et al. v. Lowe’s Home Centers Inc. et al., 12-CV-01848 (M.D. Fla.), was premised on the allegation that plaintiff Lizeth Lytle and a class of similarly situated employees were improperly classified […]

We are proud to announce that our Partner, Dean Laing, has been featured as the Cover Story for the 2014 Wisconsin Super Lawyers magazine.  A copy of the article, which calls O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. “the midsize Milwaukee powerhouse,” can be found here. For the past 10 years, Super Lawyers has published […]

Although we previously posted an article outlining that the mid-term elections could improve the landscape for employers regarding administrative agency enforcement, including the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), employers may still see a significant pro-union push from the NLRB before the end of 2014. Democratic-appointee Nancy Schiffer’s term on the NLRB ends December 16, 2014. […]

O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing is pleased to be selected for inclusion in the Super Lawyers Business Edition.  Top firms were chosen based on the number of attorneys within the firm who were selected to a 2013 or 2014 Super Lawyers list in business practice areas, as well as a combination of metrics indicating […]