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The Latest Developments in Non-Competition Agreements

August 20, 2015
City Center West - Madison, WI

School may not yet be in session, but it’s never too soon to get educated! Join us on August 20th for the popular annual Legal Hot Topics. Three experienced labor and employment attorneys will address critical for your workplace and will provide you with both the legal background and the practical pointers to ensure you can address these issues effectively.  

The program topics include:  

The latest developments in non-competition agreements:  Wisconsin has recently seen some significant developments in non-compete law that will likely assist employers in using and enforcing non-compete agreements. This session will briefly introduce the concept of non-compete agreements, explain key legal developments, and provide attendees with the critical considerations in using these very important legal agreements.   

Legal and practical issues in addressing violence in the workplace:  Threats of workplace violence require prompt (sometimes immediate) action, yet most employers are not prepared to deal with these situations timely and effectively. This program will review legal issues related to workplace violence include the ADA direct threat standards, and will address policies and issues such as when and how to involve law enforcement.  

The new Department of Labor proposed overtime rules (if the rules have not been issued by the time of the program, we will explore a different fascinating topic!):  The eagerly anticipated Department of Labor  proposed overtime rules have been issued—what do they mean to your organization and what should you do to address them? The session will provide a helpful overview of the proposed rules and provide practical pointers for implementing overtime exemption audits and changes to employees’ exempt/non-exempt status.


Bob Gregg is a partner at the Boardman & Clark Law Firm in Madison, Wisconsin, has been involved in employment relations for more than 30 years. He litigates employment cases, representing employers in employment contracts, discrimination cases, FLSA, FMLA, discipline and discharge matters and all other areas of employment law. His main emphasis is helping employers achieve enhanced productivity, creating positive work environments, and resolving employment problems before they generate lawsuits. He has designed the workplace policies of numerous employers. Bob has conducted over 3,000 seminars throughout the United States and authored numerous articles on practical employment issues. Bob is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management, the National Speakers Association, is a National Faculty Member of the American Association for Equity & Diversity and serves on the Board of Directors for the Department of Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute Foundation.   

Jennifer Mirus is a partner at Boardman & Clark in Madison and is co-chair of the Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. Jennifer represents employers in all aspects of employment relations, including hiring, discipline and terminations, wage and hour issues, discrimination, ADA, FMLA, and harassment. Jennifer also has extensive experience negotiating and drafting employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and employee handbooks. Jennifer’s experience also includes conducting workplace investigations and human resources and management trainings for clients of all sizes. Jennifer is pretty sure people are tired of hearing the same old information about her, so instead she will share that she once won a karaoke contest singing Roy Orbison’s classic “Crying.” 


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