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Webinar: Protecting What’s Yours: A healthcare employers guide to enforceable restrictive covenant agreements in Wisconsin

December 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


As the fight for talent increases in a tight labor market, protecting your healthcare employer’s interests is of great importance.  This webinar will start with an overview of Wisconsin restrictive covenant law, including non-compete agreements, and will include an analysis of recent Wisconsin courts’ cases which impact healthcare employers.   Practical tips for healthcare employers looking to protect their workforce, recruit with confidence and avoid litigation will be provided.

Learning Objectives

  • Discuss key components of the Wisconsin restrictive covenant law.
  • Understand how the decisions of Star Direct, Runzheimer and the recent Lanning case each mold current non-compete practices.
  • Review best practices for healthcare employers to protect their workforce.

ACHE-WI Qualified Credit

As an independent chartered chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives, ACHE – Wisconsin is authorized to award 1.0 total hours of ACHE Qualified Education credit toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives.

Participants in this program who wish to have it considered for ACHE Qualified Education credit should list their attendance when they apply to the American College of Healthcare Executives for advancement or recertification.


Tom O’Day, JD, Attorney, Godfrey & Kahn, S.C.

Tom O’Day is a member of the Labor & Employment and Health Care Practice Groups in the Madison Office. Tom’s practice focuses on advising and representing employers in every aspect of labor and employment law, with a particular emphasis in employment law in health care settings.

Tom provides counseling to employers on the full range of human resource and employment law challenges confronted by employers, including the hiring and firing of employees, drafting and enforcing restrictive covenant agreements, litigating federal and state discrimination and wage claims, and drafting employment and severance agreements.

Tom also has experience working with nuanced employment and regulatory issues that are unique to the health care industry, including misconduct reporting obligations under state and federal law, peer review matters, fair hearings under the Health Care Quality Improvement Act and issues related to contracting with employed or independent physicians and other practitioners. Tom has been involved in litigation over non-compete agreements with physicians and often helps employers update their non-compete provisions to comply with the most recent applicable case law. Tom also trains supervisors and employees on human resource topics such as unlawful harassment, internal investigations, reporting obligations and discipline, including discipline specific to the health care industry.

Tom’s experience involves cases before the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, state courts and federal courts. Tom is a Vice Chair with the American Health Lawyers Association Labor & Employment Practice Group, and is a Director of the Wisconsin Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Section Board. Tom regularly hosts Healthcare Labor & Employment Roundtables to highlight issues of importance in healthcare.



December 4, 2018
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


ACHE-Wisconsin Chapter