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CJMM Offers Complimentary Employment Seminar

Natalie T. Bussan and Nicole Marklein Bacher, partners at Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei, will be presenting
at 5:30 p.m. on March 5, 2015,
at the Baraboo Area Chamber of Commerce building
Joining attorneys Bussan and Bacher will be Rebecca Yinko, Director of Payroll Solutions, LLC.  Topics to be discussed include solutions for tracking and managing employees and their work time, expansive definitions of compensable working time and tasks, and avoiding misclassification of employees as exempt from minimum wage and overtime laws.  This educational presentation is ideal for business owners, Human Resources managers and professionals and office managers. 

Space is limited.  If you are interested in attending this presentation, please RSVP to Nicole Bacher at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


Wayne L. Maffei and Nicole Marklein Bacher, partners in the Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei law firm in Baraboo, have been selected for the 2014 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listing of outstanding Wisconsin attorneys. This honor places them in the top-ranked attorneys in the state.

Wayne Maffei was named a Wisconsin Super Lawyer for a ninth consecutive year. The designation is awarded to the top 5% of Wisconsin lawyers as rated by other lawyers and independent review and evaluation. Mr. Maffei is Board Certified in the Specialty of Civil Litigation and has an AV rating, the highest rating possible, from Martindale-Hubbell, the authoritative resource for information on the worldwide legal profession. Mr. Maffei is also a Litigation Counsel of America fellow, an honor extended to less than one-half of 1% of American lawyers. Mr. Maffei’s practice focuses on litigation for accident victims, defendants and insurers.

Nicole Bacher was named a Rising Star for the third consecutive year. This designation is given to the top 2.5% of Wisconsin attorneys who are 40 years old or younger, or have been in practice ten years or less. Candidates are selected based on peer nominations from attorneys who have personally witnessed the candidate in action.  Candidates are then independently researched, evaluated and ranked. Attorney Bacher’s practice includes employment law, civil litigation and insurance litigation.       

Cross, Jenks, Mercer & Maffei is a firm of eight attorneys practicing in the areas of personal injury and business litigation, divorce and family law, wills and estate planning, business law and real estate law. Founded in 1889, it is Sauk County’s oldest continuing law firm. The firm is located at 221 Third Avenue in Baraboo. 


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