Labor and Employment Master Classes 2016-17
Labor and Employment Master Classes have concluded for this year. Watch this page for future offerings.
- 10/28/2016: Are you ready? Changing federal overtime exemptions and what Wisconsin employers should know.
- 1/27/2017: Protected leave in Wisconsin: Wisconsin's Family and Medical Leave Act and The Bone Marrow Donor Law.
- 4/27/2017: Demystifying arrest and conviction record protections in the Wisconsin Fair Employment Law.
QUESTIONS? Contact us for more information or to schedule a class on a topic of interest.
Continuing Education Credits
A Certificate of Attendance is available to participants for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Education Unit (CEU) credits. Participants are responsible for submitting this certificate for CLE/CEU credits to their professional organization. The professional organization determines whether or not to honor CLE/CEU credits from a training provider.
10/28/2016, 1 PM - 3:30 PM: Are you ready? Changing federal overtime exemptions and what Wisconsin employers should know.
In July, the US Department of Labor announced some wide-reaching changes to its overtime pay exemptions for "white collar" employees, taking effect in December. This session will provide information that Wisconsin employers need to know. There will be plenty of time for your questions.
- The current state of the law – Wisconsin and Federal (the FLSA).
- A summary of the FLSA changes.
- The Wisconsin distinctions: How are nonprofits impacted? How are government employees impacted?
- Various ways to respond. One size does not fit all!
1/27/2017, 1 PM - 3:30 PM: Protected leave in Wisconsin: Wisconsin's Family and Medical Leave Act and the Bone Marrow Donor Law.
This presentation will provide an overview of the Wisconsin FMLA and the Bone Marrow Donor Law, including:
- The nuts and bolts of determining eligibility for leave under the two laws;
- The duration of leave entitlements under state law;
- Comparison to similar provisions under the federal FMLA and examination of how the laws interact;
- An overview of the Equal Rights Division's process for adjudicating claims under the FMLA;
- Examples of some common mistakes employees and employers make, and;
- Discussion of developments relating to the Bone Marrow Donor Law, including any rules, agency interpretations, or cases that emerge.
4/27/2017, 1:30 PM -3:30 PM: Demystifying arrest and conviction record protections in the Wisconsin Fair Employment Law.
The Wisconsin Fair Employment Law's prohibition against discrimination based on arrest record or conviction record can be challenging to follow. This program seeks to clarify some of those challenges, and will give participants a better understanding of:
- The definitions of arrest record and conviction record under Wisconsin employment discrimination law.
- The statements and questions about arrest and conviction record that are acceptable in job postings and applications.
- The impact of failure to reveal all convictions on job application.
- The substantial relationship, lack of bondability, and Onalaska defenses.
- Exceptions related to specific industries (i.e. educational agencies, caregivers).