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Colin Good Blog Posts

Parental Involvement Leave Included in FMLA Enhancement Proposal

April 01, 2014
by Colin Good

FAMILY AND MEDICAL LEAVE RIGHTS IN WISCONSIN MAY IMPROVE Legislation was recently introduced in the United States House of Representatives that would allow more Wisconsinites to take unpaid leave to care for themselves or family members. The Family and Medical Leave Enhancement Act would extend Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) protections to individuals employed by companies with more than ... 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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Gay and Transgender* Workplace Rights in Wisconsin May Improve

January 31, 2014
by Colin Good

U.S. Senate Passes Historic Anti-Discrimination Legislation The United States Senate recently passed a historic piece of legislation that would ban workplace discrimination against gay and transgendered* employees. On November 7, 2013, the Senate voted 64-32 to pass the Employee Non-Discrimination Act (“ENDA”) which would apply to all civilian, nonreligious employers with at least 15 employees.... 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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Madison Prohibits Discrimination Against Unemployed Job Applicants

December 18, 2013
by Colin Good

We recently addressed some negative changes occurring to Wisconsin’s unemployment insurance laws and the dire consequences they will bring for many unskilled or impoverished workers. Essentially, Wisconsin workers who have the most difficulty finding work will soon face even more daunting obstacles to qualify for unemployment benefits. In contrast to this statewide disenfranchisement, the City of... 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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Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Eligibility Changes for 2013 - 2014

October 14, 2013
by Colin Good

As many of you know, Wisconsin unemployment insurance law underwent substantial changes as a result of the 2013-2015 biennial budget bill, passed as 2013 Wisconsin Act 20 (“Act 20”) on June 30, 2013, and 2013 Wisconsin Act 36 (“Act 36”) enacted on July 5, 2013. These changes, which substantially narrow Wisconsin unemployment insurance eligibility requirements for employees seeking benefits, will ... more->>

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Wisconsin Unemployment Compensation Benefits Weakened by Act 20

October 11, 2013
by Colin Good

On June 30, 2013, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker signed into law Act 20 which amends Wisconsin’s Unemployment Insurance law. The changes go into effect on January 5, 2014 and will make it more difficult for workers to receive benefits after a termination, maintain eligibility for benefits, or receive benefits following a “voluntary” quit. Undoubtedly, the most important change under Act 20 is ... more->>

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Court Grants Union's Motion to Confirm Arbitrator's Award Extending its Contract with Marinette County

May 28, 2013

On October 26, 2012, AFSCME, Local 1752-A (Marinette County Professional Employees Union) filed a motion in Marinette County Circuit Court requesting that the Court confirm an Arbitration Award that extended Union’s collective bargaining agreement with Marinette County through 2012. In that Award, the Arbitrator determined that the 2009-2011 collective bargaining agreement between Marinette ... more->>

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COURT REFUSES TO VACATE ARBITRATOR’S AWARD REINSTATING JUNEAU COUNTY EMPLOYEE TO COUNTY SERVICE

December 04, 2012

On April 23, 2012, AFSCME, Local 569 (Juneau County), filed a motion in Juneau County Circuit Court requesting that the Court confirm an Arbitration Award that directed the County to reinstate one of its members. In that Award, the Arbitrator found that the County had fired Local 569’s member without just cause (see previous post here). On November 21, 2012, the Court denied the County’s motion ... more->>

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