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Nicholas Fairweather Blog Posts

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission issues Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

August 04, 2014
by Nicholas Fairweather

For the first time since 1983, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission ("EEOC") has issued guidance on the interpretation and enforcement of federal laws that prohibit pregnancy discrimination. The guidance document focuses on the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Background on the Pregnancy Discrimination Act In 1978, Congress ... more->>

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Wisconsin Supreme Court May Decide Whether Continued Employment Is Adequate Consideration for a Non-Compete Agreement

May 09, 2014
by Nicholas Fairweather

When an employer asks an existing employee to sign a non-compete agreement, Wisconsin law requires the employer to offer some sort of “consideration,” or valuable item or action, in exchange. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide whether continued employment, in and of itself, is sufficient consideration when asking an employee to sign a non-compete ... more->>

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Attorney Fairweather to Present for State Bar of Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education Seminar

April 03, 2014

Attorney Nicholas Fairweather will present on Case Planning Under new Legislation and Recent Case Law for the State Bar of Wisconsin Continuing Legal Education seminar titled “Hatfields and McCoys: Advanced Topics in Landlord-Tenant Law and Litigation.” The seminar will be held on Friday, May 9, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.... more->>

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Wisconsin Age Discrimination Claim Survives Employer Request for Summary Judgment

March 27, 2014
by Nicholas Fairweather

Many employment discrimination cases are dismissed from court via “summary judgment,” where the court finds no evidence to suggesting a factual dispute or a violation of law. In a recent U.S. District court case, the court took the unusual direction of refusing to dismiss the case because it did find a factual dispute that should be decided by a jury. Age discrimination cases rarely survive the ... more->>

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Attorney Fairweather to Present at Employment Law Seminar

February 20, 2014

On April 23, 2014, Attorney Nicholas Fairweather will discuss The Affordable Care Act and Other Developments in Employment Law at a seminar titled "Human Resource Law: What you Need to Know Now." The program is sponsored by the National Business Institute.... more->>

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Employers Cannot Ask Their Employees to Provide Family Medical History

January 27, 2014
by Nicholas Fairweather

On January 13, 2014, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), announced the resolution of a lawsuit it brought against a New York nursing and rehabilitation center. Under the terms of the settlement, the center must pay $110,400 to 138 employees who were asked to provide family medical histories as part of pre-employment medical exams. Arguing that family medical histories fall ... 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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Wisconsin Workplace Bullying: Know Your Rights

December 13, 2013
by Nicholas Fairweather

Bullying in the workplace recently came to the forefront of national news media when Jonathan Martin, a professional football player for the Miami Dolphins, walked away from his football career, citing unrelenting workplace bullying as the reason for his departure. While most employees do not work in a culture of aggression and physicality such as that of an NFL locker room, many employees across... more->>

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Fairweather Named To Community Justice Board Of Directors

August 06, 2013

Attorney Nicholas Fairweather was named to the Board of Directors of Community Justice, Inc., a Madison law firm dedicated to ensuring access to legal representation for low-income and under-represented individuals. More information can be found on the organization’s website: www.communityjusticeinc.org.... more->>

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November 20, 2012
by Nicholas Fairweather

A recent federal appeals court decision emphasizes the need for employees to be forthright and honest when exercising their rights to leave under the federal Family & Medical Leave Act. In a much-discussed decision – Jaszczyszyn v. Advantage Health Physician Network - the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed an employee’s claim for interference and retaliation under the FMLA. The employee, ... more->>

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