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Charlton Listed in Inaugural Wisconsin Pro Bono Society

July 24, 2014

Hawks Quindel lawyer Katherine Charlton is one of 121 lawyers listed in the inaugural Wisconsin Pro Bono Society, recently established by the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission. The Commission recognized lawyers who performed at least 50 hours of pro bono work in the last calendar year. Charlton represents pro bono clients in family law matters and is a volunteer at the Milwaukee Justice ... more->>

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Attorney Charlton to Present Keynote Address on Whistleblowing for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Local Chapter

July 18, 2014

Attorney Katherine Charlton will present "Legal and Ethical Implications of Whistleblowing" to the Southeastern Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at the Italian Community Center on October 23, 2014. AFP is a professional organization of individuals and organizations who generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable organizations, with 30,000 members and ... more->>

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U.S. Department of Labor Proposes Extending FMLA Benefits to Same-Sex Partners

July 10, 2014
by Colin Good

The U.S. Department of Labor announced on June 20, 2014, a proposed rule extending the protections of the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") to all eligible employees in legal same-sex marriages regardless of where they live. The proposed rule change would help ensure all families maintain the flexibility to deal with serious medical and family situations without fear of family members losing ... more->>

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Attorney Schroder To Present At Wisconsin Association For Justice Summer Seminar

July 03, 2014

Attorney Danielle Schroder will speak at the Wisconsin Association for Justice Annual Summer Seminar in Door County July 11 and 12, 2014. Schroder's presentation entitled "Short and Long Term Disability Benefits – What You Need To Know" will provide an overview of ERISA disability benefit claims, from the initial application process to litigation of wrongful denial of benefits claims.... more->>

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LIRC Finds Employer Discriminated Against Job Candidate Based On His Conviction Record

July 02, 2014

On June 16, 2014, the Labor and Industry Review Commission (LIRC) issued a fair employment decision finding that RTS Distributors, an independent distributor of Kirby vacuum cleaners, discriminated against Donald Zunker, a job applicant, when it interviewed but failed to hire him due to his conviction record. The Commission also held that RTS violated the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act by posting ... more->>

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5 Recommendations For Preparing to Make a Long Term Disability Claim Related to a Degenerative Condition

June 27, 2014
by William Parsons

Degenerative medical conditions encompass a varied group of diseases which begin slowly with slight work/life impacts, but advance in severity over time. Common degenerative medical conditions include Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Multiple Sclerosis (M.S.), cancer, diabetes, osteoporosis, and Huntington’s disease, but there are many more affecting thousands of American workers each ... more->>

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Tipped Employees and Minimum Wage in Wisconsin

June 24, 2014
by Caitlin Madden

Servers, waiters, and other tipped employees are especially vulnerable to wage theft. The Department of Labor performed nearly 9,000 investigations of restaurants between 2010 and 2012, and found 83.8% of investigated restaurants had violated wage and hour laws. This post examines a common issue for tipped employees: whether an employer can pay the tipped minimum wage for time spent performing ... more->>

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Sixth Circuit Affirms Award of Benefits and Disgorged Profits in ERISA Disability Benefits Case

June 23, 2014
by Lynn Lodahl

To remedy a wrongful denial of short or long term disability benefits, courts will typically limit the claimant's recovery to his or her unpaid benefits in addition to attorney's fees and costs. However, a recent case from the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals may have opened the door for greater recoveries for ERISA disability benefits plaintiffs. If upheld, Rochow v. Life Insurance Company of ... more->>

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Why Injured Wisconsin Workers Should Refuse To Provide Recorded Statements To Worker's Compensation Insurance Carriers

June 20, 2014
by Aaron Halstead

It is not uncommon for injured workers to receive a telephone call shortly after a workplace accident in which an insurance claims adjustor requests that the employee agree to give a recorded statement over the phone. In cases of serious accidents, claims representatives may even show up on the doorstep of a home, or at the hospital, seeking permission to record a statement in which the employee ... more->>

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Employees Paid Improperly When Employers Misunderstand What Counts as "Work"

June 13, 2014
by Timothy Maynard

Most people know they should be paid at least the minimum wage, plus overtime pay, by their employers. Since 1938, minimum wage and the 40-hour workweek have become standard, common-knowledge concepts under an employee’s right to fair pay in the American workplace. However, every year employees all over the U.S. are deprived of their right to earn the minimum wage and overtime pay for their work.... more->>

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