Keeping You Informed in the Areas of Labor and Employment Law

Because our team is committed to keeping you up-to-date on the latest in labor and employment law, we frequently speak at events, host breakfast briefings, and post videos to keep you informed of legal trends and strategies to protect your organization. If you would like to invite a Buelow Vetter attorney to speak to your organization, please contact us. We encourage you to subscribe to our updates so you can be among the first to know what’s important today in employment and labor law

Upcoming Events:

  • Attorney Gary Ruesch will present “Endrew F and Top 10 Essentials District Administrators Need to Know Right Now” on July 26-27, 2017 at the WASDA Summer Legal Seminar at the Stone Harbor Resort in Sturgeon Bay, WI. For more information, visit the event website.
  • Attorney Gary Ruesch will present “Know the Annual Meeting Law” at WASDA’s annual First Year Superintendents Academy Workshop I on August 2, 2017 from 1:30-2:15 p.m. at the Holiday Inn in Stevens Point, WI. For more information, visit the WASDA website.
  • Attorney Gary M. Ruesch and Attorney Alana M. Leffler will present “Legal Update” at the School District of Waukesha Mental Health Institute on August 23, 2017 from 7:40 a.m. until 9:10 a.m. Please contact Joe Koch at the Waukesha School District, 262-970-1102, for more information.
  • Attorney Susan M. Love will present “Nuts and Bolts of Workplace Harassment” on August 23, 2017 at the EEO Training Institute to be held at the Madison Marriott West Hotel and Conference Center in Madison, WI. The program begins at 9:00 a.m. Please visit  for event information.
  • Attorney Alana M. Leffler will present at the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation Roster Candidate Training at the Hilton Garden Inn Milwaukee Airport, 5890 S. Howell Avenue Milwaukee, WI on September 25, 2017.
  • Attorney Gary M. Ruesch and Attorney Alana M. Leffler will co-present “Top Special Education Legal Mistakes (and How To Avoid Them)” – The IEP Development Process and Implementation Disasters at an NBI seminar in Milwaukee, WI  on December 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. Please contact Lucas Joseph at the National Business Institute. Location to be determined.
  • Attorney Gary M. Ruesch and Attorney Alana M. Leffler will present “Special Education: What You Need to Know Now” at an NBI webcast seminar on December 6, 2017. Please contact Nicole Vandermoss at the National Business Institute.
  • Attorney Gary M. Ruesch and Attorney Alana M. Leffler will present “Endrew F., FAPE, and RDA” at a NSBA/COSA webcast seminar on March 14, 2018. Please contact Sonja Trainor at the National School Boards Association for more information.
  • Attorney Gary Ruesch and Attorney Alana Leffler will present “Cutting Edge Legal Issues Which Building Administrators and Practitioners Need to Know” as part of Cardinal Stritch University’s Principals’ Center Breakfast Series on April 17, 2018 from 7:30 -9:30 a.m. at the Midway Hotel in Brookfield, WI.


Past Events Archive:


  • More to come!


Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students

January, 2016

This video provides an overview of this fast-developing area of the law and clarifies the scope of a school district’s legal obligations to transgender or gender nonconforming students

Other Post Employment Benefits (OPEB)

January, 2016

With more and more school districts changing retiree health and other post-employment benefits, we discuss some real-world cases that highlight litigation risks and strategies, tips for avoiding litigation and ways that the Affordable Care Act can help or hurt in this process.

Teacher and Administrator Contracts

January, 2016

If your district is wondering which of your employees need to receive individual contracts, as well as which terms should be included in such contracts, this video provides helpful information to guide your contracting process.