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Aaron Halstead Blog Posts

Madison Workers Comp Lawyer Aaron Halstead Wins $55,000 Award for Worker Fired after Work Injury

April 17, 2014

James Stahl had been a loyal, productive employee of Light Haus glass company of Madison, Wisconsin, for 11 years when he suffered a knee injury at work in the spring of 2012. After undergoing surgery, therapy and a six-week recovery period, Mr. Stahl’s doctors released him to return to work without further physical limitations in July 2012. Four days later, Light Haus fired Mr. Stahl, and ... more->>

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An Insurance Company's "Closed File" Defense is Invalid in a Wisconsin Worker's Comp Case

April 11, 2014
by Aaron Halstead

Injured workers seeking additional compensation, benefits or medical treatment are frequently confronted by a claims adjustor’s claim that the insurance carrier has “closed its file” and therefore cannot or will not pay any additional benefits. The so-called “closed file” defense is, in fact, no defense at all under Wisconsin law. Instead, under Wisconsin law, whether a worker’s comp claim ... more->>

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The Marinette Eagle Herald Interviews Attorney Aaron Halstead on Employees Union Contract Decision

February 19, 2014

For a second time, the Court upheld an arbitrator's ruling that the 2009-11 contract of a Marinette County employees union should have been automatically renewed for another year. In his interview with staff writer Tim Greenwood of the Marinette Eagle Herald, Attorney Aaron Halstead reviewed the history of the case and what it means for the Union’s membership. Read the full article here. Read ... more->>

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Halstead and Good Win Victory for AFSCME Union Against Marinette County In Wisconsin Court of Appeals

February 11, 2014

On October 26, 2012, AFSCME, Local 1752-A (Marinette County Professional Employees) filed a motion in Marinette County Circuit Court to confirm the Arbitrator Lauri A. Millot's August 10, 2012 arbitration award in the Union’s favor. The Arbitrator's Award, issued following receipt of evidence and consideration of extensive argument by the parties, extended for an additional year the terms and ... more->>

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Is Your Workers Comp Insurance Company Paying You the Correct Weekly Benefit?

January 07, 2014
by Aaron Halstead

If you are receiving Wisconsin worker’s compensation benefits, you may want to verify you are getting the correct amount. By learning how Wisconsin worker’s compensation benefit calculations work, you can calculate your benefit on your own and compare it to your-weekly checks. 1. Understand Worker’s Compensation Terms Under Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation statute, an employer’s worker’s ... more->>

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Super Lawyers Recognizes Eleven Hawks Quindel Attorneys

January 02, 2014

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers, a rating service of outstanding lawyers who have achieved a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, has named four of the firm’s attorneys as Super Lawyers and seven as Rising Stars for 2013. Super Lawyers uses a patented process to create a list of exceptional attorneys, which those seeking legal counsel can ... more->>

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Attorneys Hawks, Halstead and Sumara Win Victory for Hundreds of Union Employees in City of Racine

December 12, 2013

On November 20, 2013, a unanimous Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirmed the Racine County Circuit Court’s decision in favor of 500+ City of Racine employees whose collective bargaining agreements the City had repudiated in the summer of 2012. A brief history of the case is as follows: In late 2010 and early 2011, the City negotiated five separate collective bargaining agreements with union employee... more->>

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Halstead and Saks File Lawsuit on Behalf of AFSCME Workers against City of Rhinelander

December 11, 2013

On December 4, 2013, City of Rhinelander employees represented by AFSCME, Local 1226, filed a declaratory judgment action in Oneida County Circuit Court, alleging that the City committed a prohibited practice under Wisconsin’s Municipal Employment Relations Act (MERA). The Union’s suit alleges that despite the City entering into a tentative agreement with its employees for a 2013 collective ... more->>

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Halstead and Good Win Victory for AFSCME Union and its Members against Dodge County in Wisconsin Court of Appeals

December 05, 2013

On May 9, 2012, AFSCME, Local 323-A (Dodge County Professional Employees and Heidi Burden, a union member) filed a complaint in Dodge County Circuit Court seeking a declaratory judgment that Dodge County’s grievance procedure violated Wis. Stat. § 66.0509(1m). That statute requires counties and other municipalities to establish grievance systems that provide certain job protections for municipal ... more->>

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Halstead Instructs Union Representatives on Worker’s Compensation

October 31, 2013

Attorney Aaron Halstead taught at the University of Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation workshop in Madison, in October 2013. Mr. Halstead was invited by the University Extension office’s School for Workers to address union leaders from around the state on the importance of careful drafting of compromise and other settlement agreements. The School for Workers’ mission is to educate workers and ... more->>

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