Devin S. Hayes

Associate

Overview

Devin is an Associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment Relations practice, focusing on risk avoidance and employer defense.

He frequently represents employers in administrative proceedings and state and federal court litigation involving wage and class actions, discrimination allegations, FMLA actions, OSHA disputes, and non-compete actions. Devin has experience representing clients before agencies including the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, Illinois Human Rights Commission, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as appeals to the Labor and Industry Review Commission.

Devin also regularly counsels clients on day-to-day employment matters, including employee discipline, performance, unemployment, employee and contractor classification and exemption, and much more. Additional experience includes ADA accommodations, immigration law compliance, severance agreements, employee handbook reviews, and onsite training for employment law compliance and sexual harassment. He also provides supervision and management training on all aspects of employment law.

Prior to joining Michael Best, Devin worked for Milwaukee Public Schools where he assisted with developing employment policies and conducting legal research for district issues related to Wisconsin Act 10, Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), and FERPA. He also advised on union matters including collective bargaining and grievances, assisted with disciplinary matters, and led internal investigations.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, Labor and Employment Law – Management, 2022

Professional Activities

  • Member, State Bar of Wisconsin
  • Member, Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Member, Milwaukee Young Lawyers Association

Education

Bar Admission

Court Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Advisory Board Member, i.c. stars Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce 

Education

Bar Admission

Court Admissions

Community Involvement

  • Board Member, Wisconsin Humane Society
  • Advisory Board Member, i.c. stars Milwaukee
  • Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce 
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