Labor and employment law is the newest and most fluid of legal specialties, resulting from the ever-changing legal landscape that is driven by technology and evolving trends in the workplace. Our team – comprised of several award-winning attorneys – is passionate about protecting and defending your interests.
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With over 25 years of experience, Renae represents and supports public school districts in student services matters, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and related state law. She provides counsel in all areas of special education, throughout identification, evaluation, IEP, mediation and litigation processes. She has successfully represented school districts in hundreds of special education mediations, special education due process requests and hearings, Section 504 mediations and hearings, DPI and OCR investigations, and U.S. federal district court and 7th Circuit Court of Appeals cases. She also provides guidance for navigating complex student services matters, including student discipline, pupil nondiscrimination and open enrollment. She previously served as a mediator, IEP facilitator and trainer for the Wisconsin Special Education Mediation System and as an adjunct professor of education law at the Marquette University Law School. She is a Wisconsin School Attorneys Association Past President and Board member and a frequent presenter at state and national conferences.
Joel primarily defends employers in litigation involving all aspects of labor and employment cases, ranging from grievance arbitration to NLRB proceedings and actions before state and federal agencies. Joel defends employers in a variety of cases filed in state and federal court, including disputes involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour issues, employment contracts, enforceability of non-compete clauses, whistleblower protections and wrongful termination.
Rob advises both public and private sector employers on a variety of issues including contract negotiations, grievances and contract interpretation issues, arbitration, discrimination and harassment, FMLA, reasonable accommodation and disability discrimination, wage and hour issues, discipline and discharge and personnel policies and handbooks.
Lauren focuses on advising private employers, school districts, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations on a variety of aspects of labor and employment law. She regularly provides guidance on personnel policies, discipline issues, and discrimination concerns.
Jim’s practice focuses on municipal labor & employment law and public and private sector employee benefits. He advises clients in areas including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, labor negotiations, contract interpretation, grievance arbitration, wage and hour issues, discipline and discharge, personnel policies, medical leaves, and reasonable accommodations.
In her practice, Corinne focuses on general school law, labor and employment law, and litigation. She assists clients in drafting policies, procedures, and agreements and advises them on various issues, including: employment contracts; employee and student handbooks; public records compliance; bullying, harassment, and discrimination complaints and investigations; and discipline and termination.
Matt is head of the employee benefits practice at Buelow Vetter. He provides advice on the full range of employee benefit issues affecting both private and public sector employers, including qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, health and welfare plans, executive compensation planning, and employee benefit matters which arise during mergers and acquisitions.
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Mary Gerbig serves as counsel to numerous school districts throughout Wisconsin on general school law, special education, and labor and employment matters. The primary client base she serves includes school districts, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA) and other municipal employers.
When complex and sensitive matters arise, clients deserve assurance that their concerns will be heard and attended to in a timely fashion. Saveon provides a personal and attentive level of support to the clients he represents. His practice focuses on representing municipalities, public and private schools, and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.
Mary represented a number of school districts on the unique matters that schools, school boards and school administrators face. Additionally, she advised public and private sector employers on a diverse set of issues.
Aleah’s practice focuses on advising public and private schools in the areas of general school law, special education law, and labor and employment law. She also advises private employers, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations on a variety of labor and employment law issues. She regularly provides guidance on board policies, public record compliance, employment contracts, and discipline issues.
Susan represents public and private employers in all areas of employment, personnel and labor law including collective bargaining, personnel policies and handbooks, discrimination and harassment, union avoidance, strike planning, performance evaluation systems, discipline and discharge, and grievance arbitration.
Kirstin’s practice focuses on private employers, school districts, municipalities, and not-for-profit organizations on a variety of aspects of labor and employment law. She regularly provides guidance on public records compliance, employment contracts, personnel policies and handbooks, board policies, contract interpretation, special education, discipline, medical leaves, reasonable accommodations, and discrimination and harassment concerns and investigations.
Sheila’s practice focuses on general school law, special education law, and employment law. She counsels public and private schools on topics such as: IDEA complaints and due process hearings; IEP and 504 Plan issues; bullying, harassment, and discrimination complaints and investigations; student discipline; School Board Policies; employee and student handbooks; employment contracts; employee discipline; compliance with the Public Records Law and Open Meetings Law; and staff training.