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Schroder to Present at the WAJ Women’s Caucus Seminar

September 02, 2014

Attorney Danielle Schroder will speak at the Wisconsin Association for Justice Women’s Caucus Seminar in Wisconsin Dells on September 19, 2014. In her presentation entitled “Oh Baby! Pregnancy, Maternity Leave and the Practice of law,” Ms. Schroder will address both the legal protections for pregnant women in the workforce and practical implications for lawyers as they transition to and from ... more->>

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Decides Injured Worker Can Be Forced to Accept Settlement from Third Party Who Caused His Injuries

August 27, 2014
by Aaron Halstead

In one of the last opinions issued during its most recent term, the Wisconsin Supreme Court held that a circuit court can allow a worker’s compensation insurance carrier to accept a settlement of a plaintiff’s tort (personal injury) lawsuit against a third party who caused the plaintiff’s injury, during the course of his employment, over the protest of the injured plaintiff-employee. In Adams v. ... more->>

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Court allows sales representatives in Wyndham's Wisconsin Dells location to pursue off the clock claims collectively

August 14, 2014

The attorneys at Hawks Quindel and Nichols Kaster announce a significant development in an unpaid wage class action brought on behalf of sales representatives employed by Wyndham Vacation Resorts (Wyndham), after a federal district court in Madison granted the plaintiffs' request for conditional class status. The case was initially filed in June 2013 by two former sales representatives who had ... more->>

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Wisconsin Jury Rejects Former Employer’s Breach of Duty of Loyalty Claim

August 13, 2014
by Katherine Charlton

While an employer may terminate an employee for a variety of reasons, those reasons may not justify withholding wages owed the employee. In a recent Wisconsin case, American Concrete Leveling Corp. (ACL) withheld wages owed an employee because it claimed the employee had breached his “duty of loyalty” to the company, which requires employees to act in the best interest of their employer. The ... more->>

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Denies Marinette County’s Petition for Review of Decision in Favor of AFSCME Union

August 12, 2014

On August 5, 2014, the Wisconsin Supreme Court denied a Petition for Review, filed by Marinette County, which sought review of a Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision in favor of AFSCME. The Court of Appeals had held that an Arbitrator’s interpretation of the parties' collective bargaining agreement was reasonable, and her award properly extended the terms of that agreement by one year. The Court ... more->>

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Does A Mental Health Limitation Apply To Your Claim For Long-Term Disability Insurance Benefits?

August 11, 2014
by Danielle Schroder

As we have written about previously, mental health issues can be as debilitating as those affecting a worker’s physical health. When a suffering worker files a mental health disability claim, however, he or she often finds his/her long term disability (LTDI) plan has special rules for such claims. Most long term disability insurance (LTDI) policies have a 24-month mental health limitation. These ... more->>

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Schroder Featured In The Summer Issue Of The Verdict

August 08, 2014

Attorney Danielle Schroder's article "The Scope of Discovery in ERISA Wrongful Denial of Benefit Cases" has been published in the Women's Caucus section of the The Verdict, a quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Association for Justice. To view the article, click here.... more->>

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Attorneys Halstead and Zoeller to Present at Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute

August 07, 2014

Attorneys Aaron Halstead and David Zoeller will be among the presenters at the Health, Labor, and Employment Law Institute in Wisconsin Dells on August 21 and 22. The third annual Institute from State Bar of Wisconsin provides comprehensive information for judges, lawyers, legal staff, and other legal professionals to stay current on new developments for their health, labor, or employment law ... more->>

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M Magazine Recognizes Shapiro, Johnson, and Murshid

August 06, 2014

M Magazine recognizes three Hawks Quindel attorneys as 2014 Leading Lawyers. Amy Shapiro was recognized as a leading Family Law attorney, and Summer Murshid and Larry Johnson were recognized as leading Employment attorneys. The full listing can be found here. ... more->>

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Fair Credit Reporting Act Protects Applicant Rights On Credit Checks

August 05, 2014
by Caitlin Madden

In the current economy, job-seekers often must jump through multiple hoops to get hired. One way employers may weed out job candidates is by subjecting applicants to credit checks. This growing practice can hurt job applicants who have inaccurate or outdated information on their credit reports. To protect individuals from being harmed by incorrect credit reports, Congress passed the Fair Credit ... more->>

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