Joseph E. "Joe" Gumina

Joseph E. "Joe" Gumina


O'Neil, Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing S.C.

Recognized since 2018

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management

Litigation - Labor and Employment

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Joe leads O’Neil Cannon, Hollman, DeJong & Laing’s Employment Law Practice Group and has extensive experience representing management in a vast array of employment and labor matters. He is licensed to practice law in the states of Illinois and Wisconsin and has represented clients in litigation matters in both state and federal courts, including the federal district courts in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin.

Joe has significant experience as a seasoned litigator having tried cases to juries in both federal and state courts achieving resounding success for his clients. He has also represented the interests of his clients in other parts of the country, including Florida,Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, New York, and Utah.

Contact & Links

Location

  • 111 East Wisconsin Avenue, Suite 1400
    Milwaukee, WI 53202

Languages

  • English

Education

  • William Mitchell College of Law , J.D.

Bar Admissions

  • Wisconsin, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Illinois, Illinois State Bar Association

Affiliations

  • Milwaukee Justice Center - Volunteer
  • Personnel Committee–Inspirio Youth Ministries - Volunteer

Court Admissions

  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (Trial Bar)
  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Employment Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment

Awards:

  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America®–Litigation-Labor and Employment, 2018–2021
  • Selected for inclusion in Wisconsin Super Lawyers, Law & Politics and Milwaukee Magazine, 2014-2020.

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Joe Assists Clients With

    Employment Discrimination Litigation

    Non-Competition and Trade Secret Litigation

    Appellate Matters before the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, the Appellate Court of Illinois, and the Wisconsin Court of Appeals

    Collective Bargaining Negotiations

    Union Grievance and Labor Arbitration Proceedings

    NLRB and Unfair Labor Practice Matters

    Union Issues Regarding Acquisitions, Plant Relocations, and Plant Closings

    Occupational Safety and Health Matters

    Wage and Hour Issues

    Proper Employment Practices to Avoid Litigation

    Employment PolicyDrafting and Review

Speeches and Publications

  • Presenter, “New Proposed FLSA Overtime Regulations,” Business Owners And HR Professionals–Greater Milwaukee Area and Green Bay (Spring 2019)
  • Presenter, “FLSA Update–What Every Employer Needs to Know About FLSA Compliance,” Business Owners And HR Professionals–Greater Milwaukee Area and Appleton (Fall 2018)
  • Presenter, “Labor, Employment and Benefit Law Update,” Business Owners And HR Professionals–Greater Milwaukee Area (Spring 2018)
  • Presenter, “New FLSA Overtime Regulations,” Business Owners And HRProfessionals–Greater Milwaukee Area (Spring 2016)
  • Contributing Author, “Guidelines for Drafting Specific Contract Clauses in Employment Agreements,” Karen Botterud (ed.) Illinois Contract Law, 2016 Edition IICLE, Chapter 8
  • Speaker, “Labor & Employment Issues for the Hospitality Industry,” Hospitality Finance And Technology Professionals–Greater Milwaukee, 2015
  • Co-Author, “Education on Unpaid Internships for the In-House Counsel,” InsideCounsel Magazine, 2015
  • Co-Author, “Paying Employees Correctly Under the FLSA with Preliminary and Postliminary Activities,” Inside Counsel Magazine, 2015
  • Co-Author, “A Primer for Inside Counsel on Donning & Doffing Under the FLSA,” InsideCounsel Magazine, 2015
  • Co-Author, “Unpacking the Surprisingly Tricky ‘Regular Rate’ in Overtime Calculation,” InsideCounsel Magazine, 2015
  • Co-Author, “A Primer for Inside Counsel on Meeting FLSA Overtime Exemption Tests,” InsideCounsel Magazine, 2015
  • Co-Author, “Independent Contractors–Avoiding Misclassification Under the FLSA,” InsideCounsel Magazine, 2015
  • Speaker, Legal Advice, “Latest Developments in Labor & Employment Law,” HFTP Greater Milwaukee Chapter, March 2015
  • Editor in Chief–Illinois Employers’ Management Handbook, published by Illinois Chamber of Commerce, 2010
  • Quoted in: “Supreme Court to Review Wal-Mart Policy of Hiring Only the Best,” by Allen Smith, J.D., HR Magazine at shrm.org-Workplace Law Library, May 2008
  • Selected Speaker, “E-Discovery: An Employer’s Guide to Managing Electronic Data in a Litigious World,” BNA, Nationally Broadcasted Webinar, April 2008
  • Contributing Author, “Guidelines for Drafting Specific Contract Clauses in Employment Agreements,” Karen Botterud (ed.) Illinois Contract Law, 2008 Edition IICLE, Chapter 19
  • “Workplace Diversity: Defining Success Goes Beyond Numbers”, Business Law News, February 2008
  • “The EEOC May Consider Your Severance Agreement Unlawful Retaliation,” Wisconsin Law Journal, July 2007
  • “Non-Compliance with the Smoke Free Illinois Act will be Costly to Employers,” Illinois Chamber of Commerce, January 2008
  • Contributing Author, “The OSH Act, Workers’ Compensation, and Workplace Tort Liability,” Randy S. Rabinowitz (ed.), Occupational Safety and Health Law, 2d Edition, BNA, Chapter 23, 2002
  • Co-Author, “Overtime Overview: A Look at the Proposed Overtime Rules,” Joseph E. Gumina and Michael J. Pulcanio, Ill. B.J., Volume 91 No. 10, pp. 521-22, 529, October 2003

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