Labor and Employment Law

Attorney Natalie Bussan and Attorney Nicole Bacher are here to advise you during your next hiring, termination, benefits or other employment decision affecting your business. Rules regarding these matters are increasingly complex and often require legal consultation.

We assist businesses in all aspects of labor and employment law, including issues related to employee handbooks, policies and procedures, and contracts; discrimination; non-compete and confidentiality agreements; wage and hour law compliance; FMLA and other laws governing employee leave; unemployment insurance; and hiring and firing. Additionally, we advise businesses on issues related to independent contractors, as a number of state and federal laws apply different standards for treating individuals as employees instead of independent contractors.

We are local attorneys who want to help our local businesses succeed with reliable and prompt answers to their employee concerns at a reasonable cost, ensuring that businesses make their employment decisions fairly, and in accordance with the law.

In certain cases, we also represent employees. If you feel that you have been treated unfairly by your employer, contact us for a consultation.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Wisconsin an “at-will” employment state?
Yes. However, that does not mean that employers do not face liability for termination and employment decisions. Wisconsin employers are subject to increasingly complex state and federal laws that can lead to large damage awards. The employment law attorneys of CJMM are here to advise businesses of all sizes regarding compliance with ever-changing employment laws, avoiding employment claims, an limiting potential exposure if a claim arises.

What types of monetary damages may be awarded against an employer?
Depending on the type of case, an employer may be required to pay years of back pay and benefits, future wages, compensatory and punitive damages, and other damages. Additionally, under most employment laws, an employer is required to pay for a prevailing employee’s attorney fees. This is in addition to the employer’s own legal expenses.

Do you represent employees?
Although CJMM largely represents businesses with respect to employment matters, we also represent employees in certain cases.

Can any attorney advise me with respect to employment matters?
Employment laws are increasingly complex and change rapidly. Therefore, it is valuable to retain an attorney that specializes in this area of law. The employment law attorneys of CJMM specialize in employment matters and are continually updated on the laws’ changing contours.

Can a non-attorney human resources professional advise me regarding my employment matters?
Non-attorneys are prohibited from providing legal advice. Any advice provided by a non-attorney HR representative cannot be relied upon as legal advice and is not backed by legal malpractice insurance.

Contact details.

221 3rd Avenue

PO Box 556

Baraboo, WI  53913 

Tel 608-356-3981

Fax  608-356-1179


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Tuesday 08:00 - 5:00

Wednesday 08:00 - 5:00

Thursday 08:00 - 5:00

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