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Katherine Charlton Blog Posts

Charlton Listed in Inaugural Wisconsin Pro Bono Society

July 24, 2014

Hawks Quindel lawyer Katherine Charlton is one of 121 lawyers listed in the inaugural Wisconsin Pro Bono Society, recently established by the Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission. The Commission recognized lawyers who performed at least 50 hours of pro bono work in the last calendar year. Charlton represents pro bono clients in family law matters and is a volunteer at the Milwaukee Justice ... more->>

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Attorney Charlton to Present Keynote Address on Whistleblowing for the Association of Fundraising Professionals Local Chapter

July 18, 2014

Attorney Katherine Charlton will present "Legal and Ethical Implications of Whistleblowing" to the Southeastern Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals at the Italian Community Center on October 23, 2014. AFP is a professional organization of individuals and organizations who generate philanthropic support for a wide variety of charitable organizations, with 30,000 members and ... more->>

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Employers May Not Require Employees or Applicants To Give Them Access to Personal Social Media Accounts

June 02, 2014
by Katherine Charlton

Effective April 9, 2014, Act 208 prohibits employers, regardless of size, and including the State of Wisconsin, from requiring employees or applicants to provide passwords or other “access information” to social media sites, or other personal Internet-based accounts. “Access information” is defined as a user name and password or any other security information that protects access to a personal ... more->>

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Retired Employee Will Receive Retiree Health Benefits Despite Employer’s Resistance

April 14, 2014
by Katherine Charlton

As baby boomers seek to exercise rights under employer-provided retiree health insurance plans, they may face resistance from employers who seek to reduce their fringe benefit costs. One employer tactic is to argue the retiree does not qualify for the benefits. In Stoflet v. City of Eau Claire and L. E. Phillips Memorial Public Library, 2013 A. 2049 (Ct. App. Feb. 25, 2014), the employer refused ... 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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Pending Wisconsin Legislation Prohibits Employers from Asking Applicants or Employees for Passwords to Private Social Media Accounts

October 30, 2013
by Katherine Charlton

Wisconsin Senate 2013 SB 223 and Assembly Bill 2013 AB 218 would prohibit an employer’s access to, or observation of, the personal internet accounts of both employees and job applicants; such actions are currently unregulated by state law. This legislation would prohibit an employer from: • asking an employee or applicant to disclose information allowing the employer to access or observe the ... more->>

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Halstead and Charlton to Present and Chair Annual Employment Law Update Seminar

September 16, 2013

Attorneys Aaron Halstead and Katherine Charlton will be serving as Program Chairs and presenting at the 2013 Employment Law Update seminar sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin on October 17, 2013 in Milwaukee and on October 18, 2013 in Madison. The seminar provides an annual update of employment law in Wisconsin to attorneys. Halstead has been practicing in the area of worker's compensation ... 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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Charlton to Speak About Employee Rights

August 19, 2013

Katherine Charlton will present "Basic Workplace Rights" to the Greater Milwaukee Association of Legal Professionals (GMALP) on September 17, 2013. GMALP is an organization founded in 1958 whose primary purpose is to provide education to those who work as legal assistants in law-related entities. Charlton speaks frequently to a wide variety of organizations concerning employee rights.... more->>

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Length of Employment May Affect Whether A Non-Compete Agreement is Enforceable

August 14, 2013
by Katherine Charlton

When the length of time an employee works for an employer is significantly shorter than the length of the term the employee may not compete against their employer, questions arise about whether or not the non-compete agreement should be enforced. Only a few non-compete agreements connect the length of the employee’s tenure with the length of the non-competition period. “Consideration” is the ... more->>

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