Can an Employer Substitute Compensatory Time Off For Cash Overtime Pay?

Can an Employer Substitute Compensatory Time Off For Cash Overtime Pay?

*Updated 5/3/2017* Under the misleading title of “The Working Families Flexibility Act” (HR 1180), Congressional Republicans are proposing to allow employers to offer private sector employees compensatory time off instead of paying them time and a half for the...
Employers Cannot Ban Co-Workers from Discussing Pay

Employers Cannot Ban Co-Workers from Discussing Pay

Under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), non-supervisory private sector employees have a right to discuss their pay and other terms and conditions of employment with their fellow employees and with union organizers. A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals...
Quindel Frames Future for Public Sector Unions

Quindel Frames Future for Public Sector Unions

As the recipient of the 2014 Arvid Anderson Public Sector Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year Award, Attorney Barbara Zack Quindel delivered the keynote address at the Midwinter Meeting of the State and Local Government Bargaining & Employment Law Committee...

Employees Have Legal Access to Personnel Records Under Wisconsin Law

When employees seek advice about an employment action – whether a denial of promotion, unfair discipline or evaluation, or termination – it is important to obtain your personnel file. Under Wisconsin law, every employee, including a former employee, can inspect and...

Health Care Worker Protection Act Protects WI Workers From Employer Retaliation

Under Wisconsin’s Health Care Worker Protection Act (Wis. Stat. §146.997), an employee of a health care facility (e.g. hospital or nursing home) or health care provider (doctors, dentists and other health professionals) may not be disciplined for any good faith...