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What Are the Potential Consequences of the U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Bostock?

This blog was drafted by Hayley Archer (Madison office) and Katherine Charlton (Milwaukee office). This article is the second of a two-part series that explains the recent landmark Supreme Court decision, Bostock v. Clayton, its dissents, and what it all means for workers in Wisconsin. Justice Neil Gorsuch made some predictions.“What are these consequences anyway? The employers worry that our decision will sweep beyond Title VII to other...

TITLE VII PROTECTS LGBT EMPLOYEES

This article is the first of a two-part series that explains the recent landmark Supreme Court decision, Bostock v. Clayton, its dissents, and what it all means for workers in Wisconsin. Decision Summary  An employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII because homosexuality and transgender status are inextricably bound up with sex. In a landmark decision and a major victory for the LGBTQ community, the...

Hawks Quindel S.C. will be closed this Friday in observation of Juneteenth Day.

Hawks Quindel S. C. will be closed this Friday in observation of Juneteenth Day. On June 19th, 1865, two years after Abraham Lincoln made the executive decision to free enslaved Black people in America, Union soldiers finally went to Texas to enforce the Emancipation Proclamation. We have made Juneteenth Day a paid holiday for our staff members, as 47 states including Wisconsin recognize it as such. Our employees wanted to highlight three...

Attorney Fairweather speaks to UW-Madison MBA students

On February 7, 2020 Shareholder Nicholas E. Fairweather spoke to and with students in the University of Wisconsin School of Business Executive MBA program regarding workplace harassment and discrimination litigation. Attorney Fairweather regularly works with managers and other executives concerning their employment law issues and concerns. If you or someone you know have experienced workplace harassment or discrimination, please contact the...

Attorney Aaron Halstead has been elected to the College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers

The College is a select group of lawyers from across the nation, established to honor those who have distinguished themselves in the field of workers’ compensation. Attorney Halstead is one of ten practicing Wisconsin attorneys elected to the College and is entering his 30th year of practice in Madison. He represents exclusively injured workers and frequently lectures on the topic of workers’ compensation. Attorney Halstead recently authored...

Hawks Quindel Attorneys Named 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is proud to announce that our very own Barbara Z. Quindel, Timothy E. Hawks, Katherine L. Charlton, Amy L. Shapiro, Aaron N. Halstead, Nicholas E. Fairweather, William E. Parsons, David Zoeller, Larry Johnson, Summer Murshid, Danielle Schroder, Lynn Lodahl, Caitlin Madden and Luke B. Kingree, have been selected to the 2019 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list! Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are...

Charlton Co-Authors Article on Contract Negotiations for Medical Residents

Attorney Katherine Charlton is a co-author of the article “Contract Negotiations for Senior Trainees," to be published in an upcoming edition of the Journal of Graduate Medical Education, a publication of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.  The article provides medical doctors who are completing residencies with strategies for contract negotiations with future employers.  Charlton’s co-authors are Jeffrey Berger, the...

Attorney Murshid to Present “Know Your Workplace Rights” Seminar for Local Parents

On September 26, 2019, Attorney Summer Murshid will partner with Little Sprouts Play Café to present a Know Your Rights Workshop for working parents. She will discuss a variety of issues that impact parents in the workplace, including: Pregnant and working: Restrictions, accommodations, and doctor’s notes for pregnant womenFMLA leave – when to apply, how much can you take and can Dad’s take it too?Pumping problems – nursing and lactation...

Attorney Good to Present on Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination at 2019 Health, Labor and Employment Law Institute

Attorney Colin B. Good will present “Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination in Wisconsin” at the Wisconsin State Bar’s Health Labor & Employment Institute on August 15, 2019. The HLE Institute is a two-day program that provides in-depth continuing education programming for attorneys in private practice, government attorneys, and administrative law judges in Wisconsin Dells on August 15th and 16th. More information can be found here or...

Attorney Good to Speak About Current Issues in Gender Discrimination and the Law

Hawks Quindel attorney Colin Good will be joining Attorney Katelynn M. Williams on Thursday, May 16th to discuss current issues in gender discrimination in the legal community at the Western District of Wisconsin Bar Association Annual Meeting. Attorney Good joins a host of other presenters at this year’s annual meeting focusing on Women in the Courtroom.

HAWKS QUINDEL HOSTING ITS 6TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S NETWORKING EVENT FEATURING COCOVAA CHOCOLATIER

Hawks Quindel’s Madison Office is hosting a women’s networking event tonight with a chocolate and wine tasting. Artisanal chocolates are being provided by CocoVaa Chocolatier, a local business owned by Syovata Edari, a trial lawyer and single mom. The event provides a unique opportunity for women to connect with like-minded professionals while supporting Vata’s woman owned business. The event is from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Nomad World...

Attorney Madden to Present at Panel on Wage and Hour Law

Attorney Caitlin Madden will address the National Employment Lawyers Association at its 2019 Spring Seminar on April 12, 2019. Her panel, “The Nuts and Bolts of a Wage & Hour Case,” will cover the basics for filing and litigating wage and hour class and collective actions. This panel is part of NELA’s “Epic Advocacy: Protecting Wages In Litigation & Arbitration” national conference for attorneys representing employees in actions to...

Attorney Larry Johnson to Speak at Milwaukee Bar Association Event on April 24

Attorney Larry Johnson - a shareholder in Hawks Quindel's Milwaukee office - will join Attorney Sarah Platt of Ogletree, Deakins, Smoak, Stewart P.C. in presenting at an April 24, 2019 seminar sponsored by the Milwaukee Bar Association. Among other things, Attorney Johnson will be discussing the current status of arbitration agreements and class action waivers in the employment context in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's controversial decision...

Attorney Charlton to Present at Panel on LGBTQ Rights

Katherine Charlton will address LGBTQ employment law issues on a panel discussion titled “The Transformation of LGBTQ Rights in the Federal Courts” at an April 15, 2019 seminar sponsored by the Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association.  The panel will discuss emerging issues in employment, school and health law, in light of recent decisions by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.   Charlton authored a chapter titled...

Attorney Charlton Presents at “Women in Labor and Employment Law: How to Succeed”

Hawks Quindel attorney Kathy Charlton spoke on March 6, 2019 on a panel for the Labor and Employment Law Society on the topic of “Women in Labor and Employment Law:  How to Succeed” at Marquette University Law School.  Charlton joined three other women attorneys who are in-house counsel and management-side employment lawyers.   Students asked questions about the climate for women employment lawyers in the #MeToo era and what obstacles remain...

HAWKS QUINDEL ATTORNEYS NAMED 2018 WISCONSIN SUPER LAWYERS

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is proud to announce that our very own Katherine Charlton, Nicholas Fairweather, Aaron Halstead, Timothy Hawks, William Parsons, Barbara Zack Quindel, Amy Shapiro, and David Zoeller, have been selected to the 2018 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list! Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. In addition to being featured in the 2018...

Attorney Schroder to Speak About FMLA Rights at MAMOMs Event

Hawks Quindel attorney Danielle Schroder will be joining Madison Area Mothers of Multiples, Inc. (MAMOMs) on Thursday, October 18th to discuss FMLA rights and protections for working parents. The event will take place at 6:00 pm at Lakeview Library, 2845 Sherman Avenue, Madison. MAMOMs is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting local mothers and families raising multiple birth children.

JOIN HAWKS QUINDEL FOR OUR 5TH ANNUAL WOMEN’S NETWORKING EVENT!

This year we are excited to feature Run for Something, a non-profit organization that supports young progressives running for office. Join us to learn how Run for Something recruits, inspires and supports young Americans ready to make a difference in local politics! Speakers for this event include Representative Chris Taylor, Assembly District 76 and Gina Walkington, RFS Endorsed Candidate for 61st Assembly District. For more information and to...

CHARLTON HONORED BY BEST LAWYERS IN AMERICA AS MILWAUKEE “LAWYER OF THE YEAR—EMPLOYMENT LAW-INDIVIDUALS”

Attorney Katherine Charlton was honored by Best Lawyers in America as the “Lawyer of the Year” in Milwaukee among attorneys representing employees in employment law.  Charlton will also be included in the 25th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for 2019.  Charlton has been selected for inclusion by her peers since 2001.  Charlton engages in employment law from Hawks Quindel’s Milwaukee office, focusing on negotiating employment agreements,...

Hawks Quindel’s Timothy P. Maynard selected as one of Wisconsin’s 2018 Up and Coming Lawyers

The Wisconsin Law Journal has selected Hawks Quindel’s Timothy P. Maynard as one Wisconsin’s Up and Coming Lawyers for 2018. Each year, the Wisconsin Law Journal selects it Up and Coming Lawyers honorees based on their “determination – in legal work, in community betterment, and in improving their own law firms.” Since 2013, Attorney Maynard has dedicated his practice to helping employees assert their rights in individual, collective, and class...

Attorney Lodahl Featured in Recent Our Lives Article

Attorney Lynn Lodahl's work with Trans Law Help Wisconsin was highlighted in a recent article in Our Lives magazine. Trans Law Help Wisconsin is a legal aid clinic that assists members of the trans community with the legal processes required to change their name and gender markers on identity documents (birth certificates, passports, etc.). Attorney Lodahl is one of five volunteer attorneys who provide free legal assistance to members of the...

Charlton Receives an “Attorney Jon Allen Pace Setter Award” from the Milwaukee Justice Center

Hawks Quindel attorney Kathy Charlton received an “Attorney Jon Allen Pace Setter Award” from the Milwaukee Justice Center (MJC) at the “MJC Run for Justice” on June 20, 2018. The MJC honored Charlton for her 25 plus years of service as an attorney volunteer in its family law brief legal advice clinic located in the Milwaukee County Courthouse, and her recent fund-raising efforts to benefit the MJC. HQ Milwaukee office attorneys Amy Shapiro and...

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