We are pleased to announce 19 of our lawyers have been included in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and an additional four have been selected as 2023 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. The following are the O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong and Laing lawyers named to the 2023 lists: Best Lawyers in America […]

Attorney Erica N. Reib was recently reelected to the Board of the Labor and Employment Section of the State Bar for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2022, making this her third term in a row. The State Bar of Wisconsin provides opportunities for lawyers to work on issues that matter to them and the […]

Recently, it seems like the stars have aligned in favor of unions. When President Biden was elected in 2020, a part of his workplace initiatives included the promotion of collective bargaining and the protection of employees’ rights to join and form unions. Then, a global pandemic struck, which made many employees reconsider and question their […]

An article by Attorneys Joseph Gumina, Grant Killoran, and Erica Reib entitled “COVID-19 Vaccination Mandates: What Now?” is featured in the March edition of the State Bar of Wisconsin publication Wisconsin Lawyer. In their article they detail the challenges mandates create and the current legal status of workplace vaccination requirements. Read the full article here.

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) released the Emergency Temporary Standard regarding COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing, which has commonly been referred to as the Vaccine Mandate. It will officially be published on November 5, 2021. Announced by President Biden in September, the Vaccine Mandate requires all employers with more […]

We are pleased to announce 19 of our lawyers have been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, and an additional five have been selected as 2022 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch. The following are the O’Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong and Laing lawyers named to the 2022 lists: Best Lawyers in America […]

On Friday, July 9, 2021, President Biden signed an Executive Order that, among other things, instructed the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to ban or limit non-compete agreements and other clauses or agreements that “unfairly limit worker mobility.” This is not a federal ban on non-compete agreements and does not change any current law. It is important […]

On May 13, 2021, the CDC announced that it had updated its guidance for individuals who have been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus (i.e., individuals who received their final shot more than two weeks ago). The updated guidance states that individuals who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19  are not required to wear masks […]

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law. Among a wide variety of other aims, the $1.9 trillion bill extended tax incentives for certain employers that chose to provide their employees with qualifying paid leave related to the COVID-19 pandemic. In March 2020, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) […]

In this, the latest installment in our series discussing the Biden Administration’s workplace initiatives, we will now consider the potential impact on employment discrimination laws. At the moment, there are two main legislative actions underway in Congress, and President Biden has lent his support to both these initiatives, as well as other proposals that would […]

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