OUR LOCATIONS

Milwaukee
222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0442
Phone: (414) 271-8650 or (800) 236-3348
Fax: (414) 271-8442
Map | Attorneys

Madison
222 W. Washington Ave., Suite 450
P.O. Box 2155
Madison, WI 53701-2155
Phone: (800) 610-0040 or (608) 257-0040
Fax: (608) 256-0236
Map | Attorneys

FOLLOW US

Follow Hawks Quindel on Twitter Follow Hawks Quindel on LinkedIn RSS Feed



Employment Law Blog Posts

KNOW YOUR FABLES IF YOU HAVE A CASE PENDING BEFORE JUDGE POSNER!

August 27, 2012
by Katherine Charlton

A recent Seventh Circuit decision is an entertaining read from Judge Posner for those who enjoy fables, and as a reminder of the importance of jury instructions. Cook v. IPC International Corp., 673 F.3d 625 (7th Cir. 2012). In Cook, the plaintiff sued her employer for sex discrimination and retaliation in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The case was tried to a jury, who ... more->>

Share this post:
       



CASE DISMISSED?! PAGEL DECISION OFFERS A RAY OF HOPE FOR EMPLOYEES CONCERNED THEIR MEDICAL LEAVE HAS ADVERSELY AFFECTED THEIR EMPLOYMENT

August 20, 2012
by Danielle Schroder

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently rendered a decision in favor of an employee whose employer discriminated against him after he requested Family Medical Leave time to treat a heart condition. In Pagel v. TIN Inc., 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 16548 (7th Cir. Aug. 9, 2012), the defendant, TIN Inc., terminated the plaintiff, Jeff Pagel, for alleged "poor performance" after Pagel took FMLA leave... more->>

Share this post:
       



WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I BELIEVE MY EMPLOYER HAS FIRED ME BECAUSE OF MY AGE, SEX, RACE, DISABILITY, OR FOR SOME OTHER DISCRIMINATORY REASON?

August 06, 2012
by Aaron Halstead

Employees will often need an attorney to represent them if they have been fired for a reason that violates state or federal discrimination laws. However, there are a number of things you can do to assist an attorney in more quickly analyzing your case at the first office appointment.First, if your employer gave you a reason for the termination of your employment, whether in a meeting, during a ... more->>

Share this post:
       



SCHRODER PRESENTS ON AGE DISCRIMINATION IN THE WORKPLACE

July 12, 2012

On Friday, July 13, 2012, Attorney Danielle Schroder will be speaking on age discrimination in the workplace at Madison Area Technical College’s Center for Adult Learning. The presentation is one in a series of free weekly workshops for older workers, providing information and resources on various job-related topics.... more->>

Share this post:
       



WHAT HAPPENS IF I’VE BEEN ACCUSED OF CAREGIVER ABUSE OR NEGLECT?

July 10, 2012
by Nicholas Fairweather

The United States Department of Labor has estimated a 20% job growth rate for Nursing Aides, Orderlies, and Attendants for the years 2010-2020. These healthcare professionals are too often wrongly accused of misconduct related to their treatment of residents or clients. In Wisconsin, the State Department of Health Services (“DHS”) maintains a database of nurse aides and other caregivers who have ... more->>

Share this post:
       



CAN I TAKE LEAVE TO ACCOMMODATE MY DISABILITY?

July 09, 2012
by Colin Good

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ensures that employers do not discriminate because of a person’s disability. The ADA’s nondiscrimination mandate includes the obligation to provide differently abled employees a reasonable accommodation so that they can continue working. Numerous clients contact us every week with employment issues, many involving accommodation matters, and many of their ... more->>

Share this post:
       



EEOC ISSUES NEW GUIDANCE ON CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECKS

June 28, 2012
by Summer Murshid

On April 25, 2012, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued new guidance relating to criminal background checks by employers. The guidance updates, consolidates, and supersedes the Commission’s prior policy statements on the issue and is designed to be used as a resource for employers and employees alike.Although having a criminal record is not listed as a protected basis in ... more->>

Share this post:
       



BE CAREFUL WHAT YOU SAY AFTER YOU ARE TERMINATED!

June 21, 2012
by Katherine Charlton

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of being terminated, be careful what comments you make on public forums, including Facebook, Twitter, blogs and other internet sites. Although it is human nature to vent about situations that are frustrating, unfair, and which cause us financial and emotional distress and fear, doing so online can have unexpected and far-reaching consequences.Any ... more->>

Share this post:
       



DETERMINING THE AMOUNT OF FMLA LEAVE AVAILABLE TO YOU

June 13, 2012
by Danielle Schroder

Most employees are aware that they have protections under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to take leave from work under certain circumstances. Acceptable reasons include treatment of your own serious health condition or to care for a family member with a serious health condition. This post provides information as to the qualifying conditions necessary to receive FMLA leave and the... more->>

Share this post:
       



WORKPLACE BULLYING

May 21, 2012
by Summer Murshid

Workplace bullying, or psychological harassment, is destructive behavior in the form of repeated unreasonable actions, verbal conduct, or gestures that are hostile and unwanted. Workplace bullying can affect an employee’s psychological health and make the work environment harmful. It can happen between co-workers or between persons in positions of authority against their subordinates. Workplace ... more->>

Share this post: