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Kevin J.T. Terry

Professional Experience

Kevin Terry's legal practice focuses on providing counsel to clients in matters relating to labor and employment law, municipal law, and school law. Kevin's experience includes:

  • Providing counsel on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including employment handbooks, employment contracts, unemployment compensation, Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and defense of employers in state and federal employment discrimination claims.
  • Representation of municipalities and school districts in all day-to-day legal issues, including ordinance drafting and enforcement, municipal finance, drafting of contracts and development agreements, zoning matters, counsel at regular meetings, and compliance with the public records and open meetings law.
  • Drafting and litigating non-compete agreements, non-solicitation agreements, and confidentiality agreements.
  • Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements on behalf of public and private sector employers.
  • Representation of employers through the grievance process, interest arbitration, and prohibited practice litigation.

Kevin was recently elected to a four-year term on the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association. He posts to The Blue Ink Employment blog, and Local Governments and School Districts blog.

Education

  • B.A. Economics, University of Minnesota - Twin Cities, MN (2007)
  • J.D., Marquette University Law School - Milwaukee, WI (2011)

Bar Associations

  • American Bar Association - Section Member: Labor & Employment Law; Young Lawyers Division
  • State Bar of Wisconsin - Section Member: Local Government; Labor & Employment
  • Marathon County Bar Association

Admitted to Practice

Wisconsin Supreme Court

Professional Recognition

  • 20 Under Forty Honoree (2017), Daily Herald Media

Professional Activities

  • Wisconsin School Attorneys Association - Board Member (2014 - Present), Vice-President (2016 - Present)
  • Wausau School Foundation - Board Member, Vice President (2017 - Present)
  • Central Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management - Member
  • Society for Human Resource Management - Member
  • National Public Employer Labor Relations Association - Member
  • Wisconsin Public Employer Labor Relations Association - Member

Civic Activities

  • Wausau Child Care - President (2017 - Present), Vice President (2016 - 2017), Board Member (2013 - Present)
  • Marathon County Public Library Foundation - Secretary (2017 - Present), Board Member (2017 - Present)

Articles

Legal Updates

Blue Ink Blog Articles

 

 

Presentations

  • Ageism in the Workplace, Ruder Ware Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Conference - 11/2/17
  • What Triggers an Investigation?, Ruder Ware Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Conference - 11/2/17
  • HR Basics, Wisconsin Housing Authorities Annual Conference - 9/20/17
  • School Law issues re Fair Dealership Law decision, use of videos from school setting, transgender treatment update, Ruder Ware School Law Seminar - 9/14/17
  • Accommodation, Accommodation, Accommodation-Sick, Disabled, Religious, Transgender, Pregnancy & More!, Ruder Ware Annual CWSHRM Human Resource and Labor Law Conference - 4/6/17
  • Are Your Files in Order:  Best Practices Document Retention Strategies, 2017 Human Resource Conference, Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce - 4/4/17
  • Independent Hearing Officer Training Program - 3/17/17
  • Navigating Through the Changing World of Accommodations:  Religious Observances, Military Service, LGBT Accommodations, and Appearance Standards, Ruder Ware Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Conference - 11/3/16
  • Legal Lessons, Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce Local Government Educate & Engage Series 2016 - 10/20/16
  • Open Meetings and Public Records Law Update, Ruder Ware Local Government Seminar - 9/28/16
  • School Law Issues, Ruder Ware School Law Seminar - 9/19/16
  • How Do the New Overtime Rules Affect Your Business?, Ruder Ware Seminar - 5/31/16
  • One Rightsize Fits All:  What You Need to Know About Game-Changing Rule Changes to Overtime, Independent-Contractor Relationships, and Contingent Workforce Relationships, Ruder Ware Eau Claire Employment, Labor & Benefits Conference - 5/25/16
  • Recent Legislative Changes Impacting Local Governments; Review of Laws Impacting Local Government Officials, Ruder Ware Local Government Seminar - 5/4/16
  • Keeping Your Friends Close and Your Employees Closer - Surveillance of Employees In and Out of the Workplace, Annual CWSHRM Human Resources & Labor Law Conference - 4/7/16
  • Practical Procedures for Addressing Employment Issues, and Panel Discussion, PPA and NTC sponsored A "How To" on Employee Management - 2/24/16
  • 2015-2017 Budget Update; Assisting Transgender Students; Managing Controversy, Ruder Ware School Law Seminar - 12/3/15
  • One Rightsize Fits All:  What You Need to Know About Game-changing Rule Changes to Overtime, Independent-Contractor Relationships, and Contingent Workforce Relationships, Ruder Ware Annual Employment, Benefits, and Labor Relations Conference- 11/5/15
  • Managing Employees in the Public Sector: A Dialogue on the Public Sector and Private Sector Models - Panel Discussion Moderator - 9/30/14
  • Legal Update, Marshfield Area Human Resource Association Meeting - 5/14/14
  • Local Officials Code of Ethics and Conflicts of Interest - 4/29/14
  • Sex, Lies, and Facebook: An Employee's Right to Privacy in the Workplace, Central Wisconsin Society for Human Resource Management Group Conference - 4/10/14
  • Privacy Issues in Local Government Setting - 2/27/14
  • What's Happening Right Now in Employment Law? "Sex, Drugs, and Drama in the Workplace", Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce, It's Your Business - 12/5/13
  • Independent Contractor Status: Who is Your Employee and Who is Not?, Annual Ruder Ware Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Conference - 11/7/13
  • Surviving the Perfect Storm: What to do When ADA, FMLA, and Worker's Compensation Collide - 9/24/13
  • Disciplining Public Employees: Identifying the Boundaries and How to Avoid Crossing Them - 4/30/13
  • Surviving the Perfect Storm - What to do When ADA, FMLA, and Workers' Compensation Collide, CWSHRM Conference - 4/11/13
  • Independent Contractor Status: Who is Your Employee and Who is Not? - 11/8/12
  • Breakfast Briefing regarding Legal Challenges to Wisconsin Act 10 - 10/9/12
  • Wellness Programs: Are They the Next Savior for Controlling Health Insurance Costs in Your Municipality? - 9/26/12
  • Avoiding Conflicts of Interest in Local Government Decision Making: What are the Limitations of State Law Impacting Government Officials? 9/12/12
  • Responding to Records Requests: What Documents Must be Provided Upon Request and How Can Local Government Recoup Costs? and Social Media in the Workplace: How Does Social Media Impact Public Records Requests? - 9/12/12
  • Employment Policies That May Put You at Risk of Violating the Law - 4/30/12
  • Human Resources 101: Fundamentals for Your Business, Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce and CWSHRM - 3/1/12
  • Concealed Carry Law and Potential Issues of Violence in the Workplace, Annual Ruder Ware Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Law Conference - 11/4/11
  • Developing a Social Media Policy for Business, Central Wisconsin Social Media Conference - 10/20/11
  • Handling Grievances Under the Statutory Grievance Process - 9/28/11
  • What to do With the Concealed Carry Law - Are You in or Are You Out?, Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce - 9/28/11
  • ADA and Reasonable Accommodation, Marshfield Area Human Resources Association - 9/14/11
  • What's Next Under the New Public Sector Bargaining Law?, Ruder Ware Special Briefing - 7/14/11