Grant Killoran, the Chair of O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.’s Litigation Practice Group, has been selected by the American Bar Association Section of Litigation as an Outstanding Subcommittee Chair for the 2013-2014 ABA year. Grant serves as the Co-Editor of the ABA Section of Litigation’s Health Law Litigation Newsletter and is being honored […]

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) Regional Director for Region 13 issued a decision on March 26, 2014, finding that college football players receiving grant-in-aid scholarships from Northwestern University who have not exhausted their playing eligibility are “employees” under Section 2(3) of the National Labor Relations Act (“NLRA”). What does this mean for Northwestern football […]

As “e-cigarettes” grow in popularity, employers must decide how to address the use of e-cigarettes in the workplace. Electronic cigarettes or “e-cigarettes” are battery-operated devices that deliver nicotine or other substances to its user in the form of a vapor that is then inhaled. Many e-cigarettes are manufactured to look just like everyday objects that […]

On March 6, 2014, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced that it released two new publications addressing religious dress and grooming rights and responsibilities in the workplace under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII), in response to an increased number of religious discrimination charges filed with the agency. The EEOC […]

James G. DeJong, a 1973 Carroll graduate and president of the Milwaukee law firm O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing, will be inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society during a ceremony at Carroll University in April. Founded in 1897, this highly selective honors society was created to recognize and promote academic excellence […]

Employers’ social media and internet policies are a top enforcement priority for the NLRB. Below is a checklist that employers can use to create an effective social media policy. Please continue to visit the Employment LawScene™ for more policy pointers and practical guidance. Evaluate your business’ needs and goals. Take a stance on social media […]

Downtown Milwaukee office building put in receivership Milwaukee Journal Sentinel – February 24, 2014 A court-appointed receiver has been named to oversee the operations of a financially troubled downtown Milwaukee office building. The eight-story building, at 211-219 W. Wisconsin Ave., adjacent to the Shops of Grand Avenue, is owned by 30 separate investment groups, all […]

On October 14, 2013, the Employment LawScene™ brought you an article explaining that the Supreme Court would hear oral arguments in Sandifer v. U.S. Steel Corp., a case out of the Seventh Circuit, to resolve disagreement among other circuit courts as to what constitutes “changing clothes” within the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

In July, the Employment LawScene™ advised our readers that a federal district court granted the EEOC’s motion to seek an interlocutory appeal before the Seventh Circuit as to whether the EEOC’s alleged failure to conciliate prior to commencing suit is subject to judicial review in the form of an implied affirmative defense to the EEOC’s […]

On Monday, January 13, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a case that could potentially result in hundreds of recent rulings by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) being invalidated. The NLRB is made up of five (5) sitting board members, who are appointed by […]