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Employees Have Legal Access to Personnel Records Under Wisconsin Law

June 05, 2014
by Barbara Zack Quindel

When employees seek advice about an employment action – whether a denial of promotion, unfair discipline or evaluation, or termination – it is important to obtain your personnel file. Under Wisconsin law, every employee, including a former employee, can inspect and receive copies of any personnel document used by an employer. This may include: • documents used to assess qualifications for ... 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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Health Care Worker Protection Act Protects WI Workers From Employer Retaliation

November 11, 2013
by Barbara Zack Quindel

Under Wisconsin’s Health Care Worker Protection Act (Wis. Stat. §146.997), an employee of a health care facility (e.g. hospital or nursing home) or health care provider (doctors, dentists and other health professionals) may not be disciplined for any good faith reporting of: • any potential violations of state or federal law by the health care facility or provider, or • any situation where care... more->>

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Hawks Quindel Attorneys Recognized by Best Lawyers

September 11, 2013

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is pleased to announce that six of its attorneys have been named to the 2014 Edition of Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. “Best Lawyers is the most effective tool in identifying critical legal expertise,” said President and Co-Founder Steven Naifeh. “Inclusion on this list shows that an attorney is respected by his or ... more->>

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Can an Employer Substitute Compensatory Time Off For Cash Overtime Pay?

July 16, 2013
by Barbara Zack Quindel

Private sector employers covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) or Wisconsin wage laws must pay at least time and a half  wages for hours worked over 40 in a workweek by non-exempt employees. Private sector employers cannot provide compensatory time off in lieu of cash for these overtime hours. Moreover, an employee cannot waive her right to overtime pay or agree that only 8 hours a day ... more->>

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Quindel Appointed to Wisconsin Federal Nominating Commission

April 18, 2013

Senator Tammy Baldwin has appointed Attorney Barbara Zack Quindel as one of her three appointments on a six-member Federal Nominating Commission established by agreement with Senator Ron Johnson to advise the Senators on filling vacant federal judgeships in Wisconsin. You can read the press release here.... more->>

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COURT GRANTS INDONESIAN UNION INTERVENTION IN UW LAWSUIT TO HOLD ADIDAS ACCOUNTABLE FOR COMPENSATION OWED INDONESIAN WORKERS

January 24, 2013
by Barbara Zack Quindel

Over the past several decades, many large apparel companies have “offshored” production to countries in the developing world to reduce labor costs. In the 1990’s, college students began publicizing and agitating around the sweatshop conditions in those foreign factories. The first chapter of the Student Labor Action Coalition emerged then at UW-Madison.   UW led the development of international ... more->>

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HAWKS QUINDEL ATTORNEYS NAMED AS 2012 SUPER LAWYERS

November 12, 2012

Hawks Quindel is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been recognized as Wisconsin Super Lawyers for 2012: Aaron Halstead (Employment & Labor; Worker's Compensation), Katherine Charlton (Employment & Labor), Timothy Hawks (Employment & Labor), and Barbara Zack Quindel (Employment & Labor). Attorneys Nicholas Fairweather (Employment & Labor), William Parsons (Employee Benefits/... more->>

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CAN I BE FIRED FOR COMPLAINING ABOUT MY BOSS TO OTHER EMPLOYEES?

October 17, 2012
by Barbara Zack Quindel

Under the National Labor Relations Act, employees have the right to engage in protected “concerted activity” – whether or not they are in a union. This includes bringing group complaints to the attention of management. If an employee is disciplined or terminated for engaging in such activity, a claim can be made with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).In a case decided this year by an NLRB... more->>

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CHARLTON, HALSTEAD, HAWKS, NOVOTNAK, PARSONS, QUINDEL, AND SWEETLAND NAMED AS “BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA” FOR 2013

September 11, 2012

Hawks Quindel is pleased to announce that seven of its attorneys have been named “Best Lawyers in America” for 2013. Best Lawyers is a peer-review publication in the legal profession. For 2013, the following Hawks Quindel Attorneys have been honored: • Katherine Charlton – “Employment Law – Individuals” • Aaron Halstead – “Labor Law – Union Litigation and Worker’s Compensation Law – Claimants” •... more->>

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