Wisconsin Employment Law Attorneys Protecting WorkersProtecting Wisconsin Workers from Workplace Abuses and Illegal Business Practices
Major Employment Practice Areas
The scope of employment-related law is wide, but the majority of employment claims we represent come from these areas:
Non-Competition Agreement Disputes
Family and Medical Leave Claims
Eligible employees have the right under state and federal Family and Medical Leave Acts to take leave for their own and family member serious health conditions and to care for a new child. These laws provide important job protection and prohibit retaliation for exercising your rights. The time limit for filing an FMLA complaint can be very short. Timely, confidential advice from experienced attorneys can help you determine if your FMLA rights have been violated. Learn More
Pension & Retirement Benefit Disputes
Due Process, Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Association
Litigation (Going to Court)
Litigation is sometimes the only way to resolve a serious dispute. Negotiations are driven by employers’ interests in avoiding the risk of litigation, which can be costly and time consuming. If an employer feels an employee has a strong case and sharp attorneys, it is often more willing to negotiate. Hawks Quindel attorneys offer decades of Wisconsin employment law experience advocating in investigations, hearings, trials, and appeals in courts and administrative agencies throughout the state.
Negotiation (Settling Out of Court)
Skillful negotiation resolves most disputes. Most employers, confronted with well-prepared demands based on skillfully organized evidence and legal arguments, will settle “out of court.” We work to avoid costly litigation whenever possible, and to negotiate from a position of strength based on thorough research and evidence.
Depth of Experience
As part of a firm of varied, knowledgeable and experienced professionals, we can provide our clients with counsel and advocacy affecting all aspects of employment and career issues. Combining our many years of experience and the expertise of the employment law practitioners with that of the other attorneys at Hawks Quindel enhances the depth and breadth of representation our firm can offer clients.
If you are weighing a potential Wisconsin employment claim and researching Wisconsin employment law, the following resources can be good places to start your reading:
- Handbook for Wisconsin Workers on Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) Rights (by Hawks Quindel Attorney Jeffrey Sweetland)
- Job Accommodation Network (JAN) – Job Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities, from the U.S. Department of Labor
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
- State of Wisconsin Dept of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division
- State of Wisconsin Dept of Workforce Development, Unemployment Insurance Compensation Division
- State of Wisconsin Dept of Workforce Development, Worker’s Compensation Division
Please contact us if you would like to discuss your situation or legal rights with a Wisconsin employment attorney. To reach our Madison employment lawyers, call (800) 610-0040 or (608) 257-0040. To reach our Milwaukee employment lawyers, call (800) 236-3348 or (414) 271-8650, or send us an email.