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Summer Murshid Blog Posts

La Fuente Restaurant Class Action Settlement On Behalf Of Waiters and Waitresses Approved By Court

October 16, 2014

Judge Rudolph T. Randa of the Eastern District of Wisconsin granted final approval of a $235,000 class action settlement on behalf of waiters and waitresses against La Fuente’s three Milwaukee area restaurants. Case No. 13-cv-366. Hawks Quindel, S.C. brought the lawsuit on behalf of the waiters and waitresses in 2013 alleging La Fuente violated b oth state and federal wage laws by: Failing to ... more->>

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M Magazine Recognizes Shapiro, Johnson, and Murshid

August 06, 2014

M Magazine recognizes three Hawks Quindel attorneys as 2014 Leading Lawyers. Amy Shapiro was recognized as a leading Family Law attorney, and Summer Murshid and Larry Johnson were recognized as leading Employment attorneys. The full listing can be found here. ... more->>

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HIPAA Allows Most Employers to Share Private Employee Medical Info

April 10, 2014
by Summer Murshid

I often receive calls from current and former employees concerned that an employer has violated their HIPAA rights. HIPAA, or the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996, was enacted to ensure protection of protected health information or personally identifiable health information (PHI). In general, HIPAA protects from unauthorized disclosure any PHI pertaining to a consumer ... more->>

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Murshid to Present at Plaintiff's Guide to Employment Discrimination Litigation Webinar

February 07, 2014

On February 13, 2014, Attorney Summer Murshid will join panelists to discuss a variety of topics relating to the practice of employment discrimination litigation. Specifically, Murshid will present on Case Selection and Intake, The Initial Court Complaint and Remedies and Damages. The program is sponsored by the National Business Institute.... more->>

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WISN 12's Colleen Henry Reports on Wage Theft Claim Against St. Vincent Hospital in Green Bay, WI

February 04, 2014

Attorney Summer Murshid was interviewed by WISN 12's Colleen Henry as part of a Channel 12 Investigation into employees performing work without pay. Henry spoke to Murshid and her client, Margaret Watzka, about the increasing pressures on employees to work from home and at work without being properly compensated for their time. Murshid represents Watzka, and similarly situated nurses, in a claim ... more->>

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Wisconsin Supreme Court to Hear Appeal of Donning and Doffing Case – Weissman et al., v. Tyson Foods, Inc.

January 22, 2014
by Summer Murshid

Summary At issue in this class action is whether donning and doffing of protective equipment by employees must be compensated by an employer. Wisconsin Court of Appeals Judge Hue’s decision to interpret Wisconsin law independent of federal employment law is a significant departure from other federal court decisions in this area. Judge Hue decided in favor of the Plaintiffs; Tyson Foods has ... 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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Attorneys Johnson, Maynard, and Murshid Win Overtime Compensation on Behalf of 42 Van Drivers

December 23, 2013

Earlier this year, a van driver working for Med Group Transportation filed a class action against his employer for unpaid overtime compensation and unpaid pre and post shift travel time. The drivers provided transportation services to primarily handicapped and elderly customers. Med Group Transportation was reimbursed for the transportation with what was ultimately public funds (Department of ... more->>

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Johnson and Murshid Present at Milwaukee Bar Association on Wage and Hour Issues

December 02, 2013

On November 21, 2013, Attorneys Larry Johnson and Summer Murshid presented a 2013 Wage and Hour case law update to luncheon participants at the Milwaukee Bar Association. The pair also presented on wage and hour issue spotting techniques. Materials from the presentation can be requested by contacting smurshid@hq-law.com or ljohnson@hq-law.com.... more->>

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Murshid Interviewed by M Magazine on Social Media Issues in Employment

June 10, 2013

M Magazine’s interview of Attorney Summer Murshid will be available in the June issue. In the interview, Murshid discusses the prevalence of social media in the workplace, the implications for employees and employers as well as what protections, if any, employees might have against termination or discipline for social media activity.... more->>

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