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Jon E. Anderson

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Madison
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Jon Anderson is the Madison office managing partner and a shareholder in the Labor & Employment Practice Group. He exclusively represents management in all aspects of human resource, labor, and employment law matters. Jon is also a member of the firm’s Health Care Practice Group, representing health care institutions and hospital systems in their employment and collective bargaining matters.

Jon brings years of experience, and a practical no-nonsense approach to advising employers in labor and employment matters, and in helping them defend decisions they make concerning their employees. Jon counsels employers on matters involving employee discipline, personnel administration, employment discrimination and wage/hour claims, and in resolving matters arising under a wide range of state, federal and local laws including the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, Title VII, the ADEA and the ADA.

Jon has extensive experience advising both union and non-union employers concerning their rights and obligations under the National Labor Relations Act. He is frequently engaged to help employers define and attain their collective bargaining goals. On behalf of management he has negotiated over 200 labor contracts in a variety of industries working with the Teamsters, SEIU, OPEIU, IBEW, AFSCME and other unions. Jon also routinely counsels employers on union elections and labor contract administration matters and regularly represents management in grievance arbitration proceedings. Jon also represents management in mediation proceedings and unfair labor practice hearings arising in a union setting.

Jon is a native of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin, but practiced in Milwaukee and Sheboygan before joining Godfrey & Kahn as a shareholder. Jon serves on two charter school boards and is actively involved in a variety of other community activities. Jon is a frequent speaker at educational seminars and workshops on a variety of employment and labor law matters.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin
United States Supreme Court

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
American Health Lawyers Association
American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)
Council of School Attorneys of the National School Boards Association
Education Law Association
National Association of College and University Attorneys
Society for Human Resource Management
State Bar of Wisconsin
Wisconsin School Attorneys Association (Past President)

Activities

Clark Street Community School - Board Member, Treasurer, Chair of Finance and Development Committee

Education Law Association - Chair, Development Committee

Madison Club - Board Member and Law Committee Member

National Association of College and University Attorneys - Audit and Finance Committee Member, Investments Subcommittee Member

State Bar of Wisconsin - Labor & Employment Law Section

Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra - Board of Directors

Honors

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Education Law, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor & Employment, 2006 - 2016; 2012 Employment Law - Management "Lawyer of the Year" in Madison; 2015 Education Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Madison; 2016 Labor Law "Lawyer of the Year" in Madison)

Recognized as a Wisconsin Super Lawyer (2005 - 2015)

Listed in Who's Who in American Law

Named a 2013 Top Rated Lawyer in Healthcare by Martindale-Hubbell™

News & Publications

Blog Posts

Workplace violence – failure results in hefty fine for home health providerSeptember 28, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | OSHA | Policies | Blog
Nurses strike Twin Cities’ hospitalsSeptember 09, 2016All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
New wage and hour regulations – what to do now (part 2)June 23, 2016All In A Day's Work | FLSA | Wage and Hour | Blog
New wage and hour regulations – what to do now (part 1)June 21, 2016All In A Day's Work | FLSA | Wage and Hour | Blog
Wisconsin Right to Work Law: Reinstated while appeal proceedsJune 03, 2016All In A Day's Work | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Death of a Justice means continued life for agency feesMarch 30, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | United States Supreme Court | Blog
Final "Persuader" Rule published – employer reporting obligations to beginMarch 24, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
Final "Persuader" Rule to be published tomorrowMarch 23, 2016All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
Mandatory arbitration agreements under fire...againMarch 22, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
EEOC argument falls ill in wellness program challengeJanuary 06, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Persuader rule moves forwardDecember 09, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Attorneys General tell NLRB to leave joint-employer definition aloneAugust 13, 2015All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
Will the new NLRB election rules really become effective?April 13, 2015All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
Wisconsin Right-to-Work bill debated, passed and sent to the Governor for signatureMarch 06, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Legislation | Blog
Fast-tracking "Right to Work" bill advancesFebruary 26, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Legislation | Blog
"Right to work" - no longer a distraction, will likely advance quicklyFebruary 18, 2015All In A Day's Work | Legislation | Blog
NLRB "Quickie" election rule under fire from business groupsJanuary 08, 2015All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
Brace yourselves for "Quickie Elections" - NLRB issues final ruleDecember 15, 2014All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
Nurses to stage national day of action – Ebola related protestNovember 07, 2014All In A Day's Work | Policies | Blog
Franchisors bewareAugust 18, 2014All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Act 10 upheld in its entiretyJuly 31, 2014All In A Day's Work | Employment | Legislation | Blog
College football players as employees? Illegal formation!July 11, 2014All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Wisconsin’s password protection law mandates review of policies and practicesJune 17, 2014All In A Day's Work | Employment | Legislation | Policies | Social Media | Blog
Confusion still reigns for Wisconsin public-sector employersDecember 06, 2013All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Activist NLRB requires dues check-off to continue following contract expirationJanuary 25, 2013All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
Wisconsin bargaining law reinstated, at least for nowSeptember 17, 2012All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Judge Conley’s public sector bargaining decisionApril 24, 2012All In A Day's Work | Labor | Legislation | Blog
WERC: plan design means plan designMarch 13, 2012All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
Unpaid internships — too good to be true?February 12, 2012All In A Day's Work | Employment | Wage and Hour | Blog
Coming soon to a company near you — fast track union elections?November 22, 2011All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
Union organizing effort off targetJune 21, 2011All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
Judge oversteps her authority – Supreme Court clears the way for sweeping changes to collective bargainingJune 15, 2011All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Legislation | Blog
No notice – no law: Wisconsin state workers’ collective bargaining restored, for nowMay 26, 2011All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Politics and the NLRB: the board’s move against BoeingApril 25, 2011All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
Title VII does not create a general code of civility in the workplaceJanuary 27, 2011All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Blog
U.S. Supreme Court: Title VII allows claim by worker allegedly fired because his fiancée filed discrimination chargeJanuary 25, 2011All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Retaliation | United States Supreme Court | Blog

Education

Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School, 1981, Alpha Sigma Nu

Bachelor of Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Behavioral Science and Law

Madison
One East Main Street
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P.O. Box 2719
Madison, WI
53701-2719
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