On July 14, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (“EEOC”) issued updated enforcement guidance regarding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”) and the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) as they apply to pregnant workers. The EEOC’s guidance discusses a number of issues related to pregnancy discrimination and other pregnancy related issues and provides insight into […]

The law firm of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C. is pleased to announce that Grant C. Killoran recently was elected by the State Bar of Wisconsin to serve a two-year term as one of its five Delegates to the American Bar Association House of Delegates. The House of Delegates is the policy-making body […]

Earlier this year, we alerted employers when the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a case involving the President’s appointment of three members to the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) without U.S. Senate approval while the U.S. Senate was on break. Today, Thursday, June 26, 2014, the […]

M Magazine (July 2014) just listed its “Leading Lawyers” in the Milwaukee area, and the list includes the following nine attorneys from O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.: •  Jim DeJong (Business) •  Pete Faust (Corporate/Incorporation) •  Carl Holborn (Estate Planning) •  Grant Killoran (Health Care) •  Dean Laing (Litigation) •  Greg Mager (Family) […]

Recent activity by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) suggests that the Board may overturn a 2007 landmark decision in which it held that employees have no statutory right to use their employers’ electronic communications systems for non-business purposes, including union organization and other concerted activities for the purpose of collective bargaining or other mutual […]

A number of courts have traditionally held that attendance is an essential function of most jobs and, on that basis, have found that telecommuting, or working from home, as an accommodation is not reasonable.  Recently, however, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit departed from this traditional notion and held that an […]

Spring is finally here! Like household cleaning, it is also important to do spring cleaning in the workplace. Spring is a great time for employers to audit their human resources policies and procedures to account for recent changes in state and/or federal law and to find and correct potential problems before they turn into costly […]

The Milwaukee Justice Center, organized by Milwaukee County, the Milwaukee Bar Association and the Marquette University School of Law, provides civil legal assistance to people who cannot afford an attorney. In 2012, the volunteers of the Center provided nearly 9,000 hours of pro bonoservice to 10,659 unrepresented litigants. Fifteen attorneys from the law firm of […]

On April 8, 2014, Governor Scott Walker signed into law the Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act (the “Act”). 2013 Wisconsin Act 208. The new law, which went into effect on April 10, 2014, Wis. Stat. § 995.55, prohibits employers from requesting an employee or an applicant to grant access to, allow observation of, or disclose […]

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