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Employment Advice for Wisconsin State employees

Legal Assistance Navigating Grievances, Job Discrimination and the WI Retirement System

Hawks Quindel brings decades of collective experience in the full range of labor and employment relations issues facing State of Wisconsin employees. State public employees are afforded more rights than comparable private sector employees. Our attorneys can assist you navigate the rigid regulations and statutes in place to protect your rights.

Filing A Grievance as a Wisconsin State Employee

Employment with the State of Wisconsin is fraught with difficult situations and people, many of which can be the subject of a grievance you can file to assert your rights.

Hawks Quindel attorneys can assist you in filing grievances for issues which affect the conditions of your employment with the State.

 We can also assist you in filing a grievance for demotions, suspensions, discharge, layoffs, or reductions in pay, or in appealing your grievance to the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission if your grievance is not upheld.

Employment Discrimination and State of Wisconsin Employees

Hawks Quindel attorneys can assist public employees in confronting discriminatory practices in the workplace. We have represented Wisconsin state employees in race, age, gender, and national origin discrimination claims against various departments within state government. We have successfully litigated or resolved many cases on behalf of state employee involving sexual harassment, gender and pregnancy discrimination, race, national origin and age discrimination or harassment, disability claims, wage and hour and overtime claims, retaliation and whistleblower claims and non-compete lawsuits.

We appear in federal and state courts as well as before the many federal, state and local agencies that enforce employment laws, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, state and local fair employment agencies, state unemployment and workers’ compensation agencies and other administrative arenas.

Employee Trust Fund Benefits for State of Wisconsin Employees

Navigating the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) can be daunting. If you are a state or local government worker, such as a teacher, university faculty or staff member, police officer, or firefighter, among others, you have a large, complex benefit package under the Wisconsin Retirement System. These benefits include but are not limited to life insurance, health insurance, retirement benefits and disability benefits. These programs, as a whole, are administered by the Wisconsin Department of Employee Trust Funds (ETF).

Hawks Quindel’s employee benefits attorneys advise public employees regarding their ETF benefits by providing counsel during enrollment, assistance with claim filings, and representation if claims are denied. For those employees who are unable to continue working due to a physical or mental disability, our employee benefits attorneys are ready to assist with claims for Income Continuation Insurance (ICI), Disability Retirement (§ 40.63), Long Term Disability Insurance (LTDI) or Duty Disability (§40.65) benefits.

Our Employment Attorneys Help Wisconsin State Workers Fight For Workplace Rights

If you are considering filing an employment greivance with the State of Wisconsin or you are a state worker seeking employment law advice, we can provide legal advice based on years of representing State employees. Please contact us if you would like to discuss your workplace situation. To speak with a Madison employment lawyer, call (800) 610-0040 or (608) 257-0040; to speak with a Milwaukee employment lawyer, call (800) 236-3348 or (414) 271-8650, or send us an email.