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NLRB Rejects No Class Action Arbitration Agreements, Again

October 31, 2014
by David Zoeller

The NLRB is not backing down on its position that employees have a right to proceed collectively, which cannot be waived. On October 28th, the majority of the Board struck down an employer’s arbitration agreement which would have precluded the employees from perusing claims jointly, collectively, or as a class against the employer. Murphy Oil USA, Inc. and Sheila M. Hobson, Case No. 10–CA–038804 ... more->>

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Retirement and Your Workers Compensation Rights

October 27, 2014
by Matthew Robles

The workers compensation system is designed in part to help workers who have been hurt on the job and will not be able to return to the same kind of work because of their injury. Some injured workers in this situation may be thinking about retiring; for some, this may be the best option. However, injured workers should know how retirement affects their workers compensation rights before making ... more->>

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La Fuente Restaurant Class Action Settlement On Behalf Of Waiters and Waitresses Approved By Court

October 16, 2014

Judge Rudolph T. Randa of the Eastern District of Wisconsin granted final approval of a $235,000 class action settlement on behalf of waiters and waitresses against La Fuente’s three Milwaukee area restaurants. Case No. 13-cv-366. Hawks Quindel, S.C. brought the lawsuit on behalf of the waiters and waitresses in 2013 alleging La Fuente violated b oth state and federal wage laws by: Failing to ... more->>

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Attorney Zoeller Quoted in Washington Post Article on Reform of Rules Regarding Who is Considered Exempt From Overtime

October 10, 2014

Attorney David Zoeller quoted in Washington Post story on low pay for retail store managers. The story highlights the need for DOL reform in who is considered exempt from overtime. Information on proposed DOL rule making can be found in this blog post by Attorney Zoeller.... more->>

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Court Grants Final Approval For Settlement On Behalf Of Security Officers Required To Attend Unpaid Training

October 09, 2014

Judge William Conley has granted final approval to a $150,000 settlement on behalf of security officers working for Total Security Management in Wisconsin, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, and Arizona. Hawks Quindel, S.C. brought this case in 2012 on behalf of workers who provide security services. These security officers were required to attend training without compensation. Settlement funds will ... more->>

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Class Actions Can Challenge Discriminatory Job Practices

October 07, 2014
by Caitlin Madden

Sometimes workplace discrimination is not obvious or intentional. In some cases, discrimination results from a seemingly neutral policy that, in fact, serves to discriminate a class of people based on their race, gender, or other characteristics. Because such policies can harm all members of a protected class, employees can turn to class actions to challenge discriminatory policies together. ... more->>

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Kathy Charlton to Present at Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic "Brown Bag" CLE Series Lunch

October 01, 2014

Kathy Charlton will present "Same-Sex Marriage and Domestic Partnership in Wisconsin" on April 9, 2015 as part of the Marquette Volunteer Legal Clinic (MFLC) and Legal Action of Wisconsin (Legal Action) “Brown Bag” CLE lunch series. MVLC and Legal Action host a year-long series of lunch presentations to enhance the skills of MVLC volunteer lawyers and students. Charlton is a long-time volunteer ... more->>

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Beware of CIGNA’s Disability Claims Handling Practices

September 30, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

We have recently seen an increase in clients denied long term disability insurance (“LTDI”) benefits by CIGNA Group Insurance, also known as Life Insurance Company of North America. Not only are CIGNA’s denials erroneous (our clients are unable to work and entitled to benefits under their insurance plans), but compared to other insurers, CIGNA’s review procedures are particularly egregious. Often... more->>

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Hawks Quindel Sponsoring and Participating in 2014 NAMI Dane County

September 16, 2014

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) strives to improve the lives of people living with mental health issues in the United States by advocating and supporting access to treatment and community through grassroots organizing. At noon on Sunday, October 5, 2014, Hawks Quindel team members will proudly walk 5 kilometers to help raise awareness and erase the stigma of mental illness by ... more->>

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Workplace Rights for Employees Suffering from Mental Health Illness

September 16, 2014
by Nicholas Fairweather

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has found about 1 in 4 Americans experience mental health issues each year. About one in 17 Americans lives with a “serious mental illness” such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder or major depression. The effects of mental health issues on a worker’s employment are often substantial and can be disastrous when employers fail or refuse to properly analyze ... more->>

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