Richard F. Verstegen, partner, Boardman & Clark, LLP, Madison, Wisconsin, focuses his practice in the areas of labor, employment, and school law. He advises school boards on all areas of employment law including misconduct investigations, state and federal wage and hour laws, employee handbooks, family and medical leave, unemployment compensation, personnel records, technology-related matters, anti-discrimination, and harassment. He also has extensive experience on matters involving labor relations, collective bargaining, contract interpretation and administration, public records, pupil records, open meetings law, and constitutional law. Rick has published many articles on school and employment law related topics. In addition he has participated in seminars and presentations dealing with school, labor, and employment-related topics. He is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association, and is admitted to practice before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. He earned his JD degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School.