Ann Barry Hanneman is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Section. Ann serves as legal counsel to management in labor and employment law matters, including representing employers in federal and state employment litigation and in labor arbitration. Ann has successfully tried federal court jury trials, and regularly represents employers in administrative matters as well as federal and state court proceedings. In addition to litigation, Ann’s practice includes advising on employment discrimination, negotiating separation agreements, handling sexual harassment complaints, drafting employee handbooks, developing policies, drafting non-compete agreements and managing wage and hour matters.
Ann is a frequent author and speaker on employment law matters. She also provides management training for companies on employment discrimination, equal employment opportunity laws including sexual harassment and Family and Medical Leave Act compliance, Fair Labor Standards Act compliance, discipline and discharge, workplace investigations, employee handbooks, hiring, ADA compliance, and updates on current cases and legislation affecting employment law and human resources.
Ann is a member of the Labor and Employment Sections of the American Bar Association and the State Bar of Wisconsin and is a member of the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association. Ann was selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021 in the field of Employment Law – Management. In 2016, she was recognized as a “Woman in the Law” by the Wisconsin Law Journal.
Ann is a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Business Association of Wisconsin (IBAW) and a member of the Waukesha County Business Alliance’s Economic Development Committee. She is an active member of Professional Dimensions where she currently serves on the Charitable Fund Board (Vice Chair, 2018-2019) and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors and Nominations Committee.
Representative Publications and Presentations
- "Leadership and Legal Responsibilities Required of Wisconsin Small Employers: Surviving during the Coronavirus Emergency Crisis", IBAW Magazine, April 2020
- "Human Resources Law From Start to Finish", NBI, September 2019
- "Dealing with Leaves of Absence", Oshkosh Chamber Breakfast Briefing, March 2019
- "Recruiting and Hiring Issues During a Full Employment Economy", von Briesen Breakfast Briefings, March 2019
- "Advanced Discrimination and Harassment Claims: #MeToo and More", NBI, February 2019
- "Taking the #NOTATMYCOMPANY Challenge: Developing and Implementing Strategies to Prevent Workplace Sexual Harassment", Labor and Employment Relations Association, February 2019
- "Employment Law Update 2018", State Bar of Wisconsin, October 2018
- "Managing ADA Compliance", von Briesen Breakfast Briefings, March 2018
- "Preventing Sexual Harassment in the 'Me Too' Era", von Briesen Breakfast Briefings, January 2018