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.
Admitted to Practice
- Wisconsin State Courts
- United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin
Presentations, Publications, & Contributions
- “Are Your Managers Your Liability?” SHRM Forward HR, February 2016
- “New Wisconsin Law Provides Bone Marrow and Organ Donor Leave,” April 2016
- “Don’t Take it Out on Me! Retaliation Claims — The Fastest Growing HR Concern,” September 2016
- “Department of Labor Overtime Rule Blocked,” Boardman Clark HR Heads Up, November 2016
- “I-9 Reminder and Update on Non-Solicitation Agreements in Wisconsin,” Boardman Clark HR Heads Up, January 2017
- “Website Accessibility and the ADA: Issues for Employers,” SHRM Forward HR, Summer 2017
- “What Happened to the Department of Labor’s Overtime Exemption Rule?” The Banking Lawyer, June 2017
- "Leaves of Absence as Disability Accommodation: New Clear Guidance … or Not So Fast", HR Heads Up, October 2017
- "Employee Poaching Made Easier: Non-Solicitation of Employee Provisions in Wisconsin are Subject to Strict Requirements for Enforceability" HR Heads Up, February 2018
- “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
Honors & Recognition
- Named to The Best Lawyers in America© 2012-present
- Employment Law - Management
- “Women in Law” list, 2017
- Madison "Lawyer of the Year," Employment Law - Management, 2022
- Outstanding Service Award, Greater Madison Area Society of Human Resources
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- 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
- 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
- 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
School Law FYI | 05.31.22
One of the tricky areas for school districts to navigate is what to do with a current employee who gets arrested or an applicant who discloses they have pending arrest charges against them. Employers covered by the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA) are generally prohibited from discriminating against individuals on the basis of their arrest and/or conviction records, subject to certain exceptions.