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Two Wisconsin law firms bring their fight against Epic Systems to arbitration after United States Supreme Court ruling

Two Wisconsin law firms, Hawks Quindel S.C. and Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.® announced their intention to individually vindicate the employment claims of their clients following a decision released today in the case Epic Systems Co. v. Lewis. The U.S. Supreme Court overturned rulings from the Western District of Wisconsin, the U.S. Court of Appeal for the Seventh Circuit, and the National Labor Relations Board, which had all found that...

Attorney Danielle Schroder to Present at WDBA Annual Meeting

Attorney Danielle Schroder will co-present with Attorney Tony McGrath on “Hot Topics in Employment Law” at the Western District Bar Association (WDBA) Annual Meeting on May 17, 2018. Their presentation will address topics such as the #MeToo movement, medical leave as an accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act and recent developments with the Fair Labor Standards Act. Further, as part of her work on a WDBA subcommittee, Attorney...

Attorney Good to Present on Identifying and Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment

Attorney Colin B. Good will co-present “Identifying and Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment in the Wake of #MeToo” with Attorney Farrah Rifelj for the State Bar of Wisconsin on May 22, 2018. The presentation will focus on the #MeToo movement and its effects of sexual harassment in the workplace. Those interested in attending this presentation can register here.

HAWKS QUINDEL TO BE VENUE FOR SPRING 2018 MMOCA GALLERY NIGHT

    The Madison office of Hawks Quindel is thrilled to be a returning participating venue in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art Spring 2018 Gallery Night, from 5pm - 9pm on Friday, May 4th. Featured artists include Hanna Bruer, Rebecca Burg, Nancy Cox, Edna Kunkel, Alison Mader, Deepa Sampath, and Stick Vega. Art will be available for purchase.  Additional information is available in the Gallery Night brochure or on the...

Schroder to Lead Breakout Session at 7th Circuit Bar Association Annual Meeting

Attorney Danielle Schroder will serve as a moderator of the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin Panel at the 67th Annual Meeting of the Seventh Circuit Bar Association in Chicago on April 30, 2018. She will be joined by Attorney Megan Stelljes of Foley & Lardner and Attorney Zachary Corey, Assistant United States Attorney in the Eastern District of Wisconsin. The purpose of the breakout session is to discuss ways to improve the...

Quindel Featured in Recent Article on Reporting Workplace Sexual Assault

Attorney Barbara Zack Quindel shares her advice on how to report sexual assault in the workplace in a recent article published by Neighborhood News Service (NNS). Please follow this link to read the article. Attorney Quindel has been practicing employment law for over 35 years, representing numerous women in their sexual harassment claims.

Charlton to Train Lawyers On State and Federal Fair Housing Laws

Hawks Quindel Attorney Katherine Charlton will train lawyers interested in litigating fair housing discrimination cases at seminars on March 22, 2018 (Madison) and March 27, 2018 (Milwaukee).  Charlton will focus on state and federal fair housing laws and the investigative and testing process of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Fair Housing Council, Inc. (MMFHC).   Charlton will do the training in conjunction with MMFHC’s Executive Vice President,...

ATTORNEY SCHRODER TO SPEAK ON LONG TERM DISABILITY INSURANCE AND WORKPLACE STRESS

Attorney Danielle Schroder will present at the Wisconsin State Bar Labor & Employment Law Luncheons held on March 15th and 16th in Milwaukee and Madison, respectively. Attorney Schroder’s presentation will address the following topics: guidance for employers dealing with employees whose medical conditions combine with a stressful work environment adversely affect the employees’ job performance; navigating the fine line between those...

Attorney Aaron Halstead Featured in Winter 2018 Issue of The Verdict

Attorney Aaron Halstead has authored “The Rights of Undocumented Workers Under The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act,” published in The Verdict (Winter 2018), the quarterly publication of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ). WAJ’s mission is to promote a fair and effective justice system – one that ensures justice for all, not just a privileged few. WAJ supports the work of attorneys to ensure any person harmed due to workplace injury...

Two Hawks Quindel Attorneys Named in Top 25: 2017 Madison Super Lawyers List

Hawks Quindel, S.C. is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers, an independent rating service of outstanding lawyers who have achieved a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement, has named two of the firm’s attorneys in its annual Top 25 list. Attorney Aaron Halstead and Attorney William E. Parsons were included in this year’s list. Super Lawyers uses a patented process to create a list of exceptional attorneys, which those...

Hawks Quindel Settles Class Action Wage and Hour Lawsuit against SDX Home Care Operations LLC

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin granted final approval today of a $493,984.81 class action settlement against SDX Home Care Operations LLC. The settlement provides unpaid wages to 961 Home Care Workers, Personal Care Workers, Registered Nurses, and/or Certified Nursing Assistants employed by SDX Home Care Operations between March 18, 2015 and February 17, 2017. SDX Home Care Operations operates Comfort...

Hawks Quindel Connects with the Madison Art Scene

Hawks Quindel was proud to be a part of the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art #MadGalleryNight, which featured pieces by local artists. Events are the primary source of sales opportunities for artists.  These events can foster personal relationships between the artist and buyer, especially as Madison area art galleries move or close down. Learn more about how the Madison art scene connects with local businesses here.

Attorney Aaron Halstead to Present on Wisconsin Employment Relations Post-2011 Wisconsin Act 10

Attorney Aaron Halstead will present at the 2017 National Lawyers’ Conference of the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees and Service Employees International Union, at the Washington D.C. Marriott Hotel.  Attorney Halstead will present on “Wisconsin Employment Relations Post-2011 Wisconsin Act 10."

CHARLTON AND HALSTEAD CO-CHAIRS AND PRESENTERS AT THE 2017 ANNUAL EMPLOYMENT UPDATE

Attorneys Kathy Charlton and Aaron Halstead will again co-chair the Annual Employment Law Update, sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin.  This year’s seminar will be held on October 6, and Attorneys Charlton and Halstead will present on important developments in federal and Wisconsin employment case law.

Attorney Good to Present at Blood Cancer Conference on Employment Rights

Attorney Colin B. Good will present “Cancer & Careers – Know Your Rights & Advocate For Yourself” at the Blood Cancer Conference sponsored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in Milwaukee on September 23, 2017. The mission of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Attorney Good’s presentation will focus on...

Hawks Quindel to be Venue for MMoCA Gallery Night

  The Madison office of Hawks Quindel is proud to be a participating venue in the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art 2017 Gallery Night. Featured artists include Karin Medall, Alison Mader, Nancy Cox, Deepa Sampath, David Carpenter, and Rebecca Burg. Stick Vega will debut his new Fusographs, and Hanna Bruer will be doing a live painting from 5:30 – 8:30. Art will be available for purchase. Additional information is available on the event...

Attorney Good Assumes Chair of Public Interest Law Section of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Attorney Colin Good recently assumed the position of chair of the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Public Interest Law Section. The Public Interest Law Section provides a forum for public interest lawyers statewide to discuss and promote public interest issues and concerns. Members are involved in issues affecting low-income and underrepresented persons; government benefits; consumer protection; housing; disability rights; elder law; access to health...

ATTORNEY GOOD TO PRESENT AT UPCOMING STATE BAR ANNUAL MEETING AND CONVENTION

Attorney Colin B. Good will present “Employment Law – The Year in Review” on June 15, 2017, at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting and Convention in the Wisconsin Dells.  The presentation will focus on recent changes to the field of employment and labor law in the past year and will include topics on discrimination cases, wage and hour matters, trade secrets and non-compete agreements, and agency interpretation and enforcement.  The presentation is...

CHARLTON A PANELIST AT UPCOMING STATE BAR ANNUAL MEETING AND CONVENTION

Attorney Katherine Charlton will participate on a panel discussion titled “Cultural Competence and the Law Practice” on June 16, 2017 at the State Bar’s Annual Meeting and Convention in the Wisconsin Dells.  Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Carl Ashley will moderate the panel which will discuss why cultural competence matters in the legal profession, and what ethical obligations lawyers have to be culturally competent.  The panel is...

Ackmann Named to Waukesha County Deer Advisory Council

Attorney Matt Ackmann was selected to serve on the Waukesha County Deer Advisory Council for a three-year term. The Council is comprised of engaged residents and stakeholders and provides recommendations to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources on deer management within the county. Council meetings give the public an opportunity to submit comments and review county metrics regarding deer population and health. As a resident of Waukesha...

Charlton a 2017 Women in the Law Honoree

Katherine Charlton will be honored by the Wisconsin Law Journal (WLJ) as one of its 2017 Women in the Law at a dinner on June 7, 2017.  The twenty- nine honorees from firms statewide were selected based upon peer-submitted nominations.   WLJ previously recognized several of Charlton’s Hawks Quindel colleagues.   Amy Shapiro and Marsha Mansfield were Women in the Law honorees, and Larry Johnson was recognized as an “Up and Coming” lawyer....

Shapiro and Charlton Among Pro Bono Honor Society Members

Hawks Quindel attorneys Amy Shapiro and Kathy Charlton were recently recognized as Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society members for their volunteer work at the Milwaukee Justice Clinic at the Milwaukee County Courthouse and representation of individual pro bono clients.  The Wisconsin Access to Justice Commission and the State Bar of Wisconsin honored 405 attorneys  statewide who donated more than 20,000 pro bono honors in 2016.  The Honor Society...

Charlton Interviewed by State Bar for Weekly Newsletter

Attorney Katherine Charlton was interviewed by the Wisconsin State Bar for a weekly newsletter to attorneys. Below is a reprint of the interview. With Atty. Kathy Charlton Hawks Quindel S.C, Milwaukee, WI If you’re involved in employment law, it’s possible you’ve crossed paths with Atty. Kathy Charlton, State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® co-author of Wisconsin Employment Law. Kathy recently answered a few questions about her 20+ years of writing...

Madden to speak on No-Class Arbitration Agreements for the Wisconsin Bar Labor & Employment Law Section

Attorney Caitlin Madden  will speak on the current status of mandatory class waivers in employment agreements before the Wisconsin Bar’s Labor and Employment Law section on March 16 & 17, 2017.  More and more employers require their employees to waive their right to take collective action to enforce their legal rights. Attorney Madden successfully argued before the Seventh Circuit  that class waivers in arbitration agreements are unlawful....

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