Jennifer is co-chairperson of the Labor and Employment Law Group and has been with the firm since 1995. Jennifer has extensive experience representing employers in all aspects of employment relations, including wage and hour issues, discrimination, Family and Medical Leave, ADA, reductions in force, harassment, hiring, discipline and terminations. Jennifer represents employers in litigation of employment-related claims and conducts workplace investigations. She also has extensive experience drafting employee handbooks, employment contracts, and non-competition agreements.

Jennifer is a sought out speaker on human resources issues and conducts human resources and management trainings for clients of all sizes.

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Admitted to Practice

  • Wisconsin State Courts
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Presentations, Publications, & Contributions

Selected Publications:

Selected Presentations:

  • “Writing Legal and Effective Job Descriptions,” Tomah SHRM, April 2016
  •  “Non-Competition and Change in Control Agreements,” Boardman & Clark LLP Banking Law Seminar, April 2016
  •  “Annual HR Legal Update,” GMA SHRM Annual Human Capital Conference, May 2016
  •  “Annual HR Legal Update,” WBA Annual HR Conference, May 2016
  •  “Top Ten HR Blunders You Want to Avoid,” Stevens Points Area SHRM, September 2016
  •  “Addressing Issues of Alcohol in the Workplace,” Bagels & Coffee with Boardman Clark, September 2016
  •  “Key Legal Issues in Addressing Employee Misconduct,” Wisconsin State SHRM Annual Conference, October 2016  
  •  “Mental Health Issues in the Workplace,” Boardman Clark School Law Seminar, November 2016
  •  “The Final Department of Labor Overtime Rules,” GMA SHRM, November 2016
  •  “Wage & Hour Hot Spots,” McFarland State Bank HR Seminar, November 2016
  •  “HR Law Overview,” Wisconsin Community Action Program Association, February 2017
  •  “Successfully Administering Rights Under the FMLA,” Stevens Points Area SHRM, May 2017
  •  “Managing Employee Leaves of Absence,” Bagels & Coffee with Boardman Clark, September 2017
  •  “The Interactive Process: Key Steps to Effectively Assessing and Implementing Reasonable Accommodations for Disabilities,” Wisconsin State SHRM Annual Conference, October 2017 

Education

  • J.D., with honors, University of Wisconsin Law School, 1993
    • Law Clerk to Chief Judge William Eich, Wisconsin Court of Appeals, 1993-1995
  • B.A., with distinction, University of Wisconsin – Madison, 1989

Honors & Recognition

  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2012-present
    • Employment Law - Management
    • “Women in Law” list, 2017
  • Outstanding Service Award, Greater Madison Area Society of Human Resources


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Representative Work

  • Advising employers on a wide range of employment issues, such as hiring, discipline and discharge, wage and hour laws, FMLA, ADA, discrimination and harassment issues, retaliation concerns, and unemployment and worker’s compensation issues.
  • Representing employers in employment discrimination suits before administrative agencies including Wisconsin’s Equal Rights Division and the EEOC, including representing employers who have employment practices liability insurance.
  • Negotiating and drafting employment contracts, non-competition agreements, and separation agreements.
  • Reviewing and drafting employee handbooks and critical employer policies.
  • Conducting workplace investigations on high-sensitivity issues.
  • Conducting workforce and management trainings on harassment, discrimination, disability and other employment-related topics.

Community Involvement & Board Memberships

  • Leadership Greater Madison
  • Madison West Boosters Club

Professional Memberships

  • Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Human Resources Committee
  • Leadership Greater Madison
  • Madison West Women’s Swim and Dive Team Treasurer

Jennifer’s Latest Writing & Presentations

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