Eau Claire County Employment Lawyers

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Attorney Alan C. Olson
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Waukesha County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(262) 785-9606 2880 S Moorland Rd
New Berlin, WI 53151
Free ConsultationEmployment and Insurance Claims
Marquette University Law School
As a litigator, Alan Olson helps his wrongfully discharged clients recover their lost pay and benefits. He has argued four of his cases to the Wisconsin Supreme Court, resulting in expansion of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing for employees, as well as increased protection for employees in retaliatory discharge cases. Undaunted by huge insurance companies, Alan repeatedly sues them in federal courts across the United States in order to recover long-term disability benefits for his disabled clients. Alan also sues big corporations when they defraud the government and retaliate against the employee who blew the whistle. As...
Mr. Jamy Richard Johansen
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Douglas County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(715) 394-3939 1409 Hammond Ave, Ste 300
Superior, WI 54880
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, Divorce and Domestic Violence
Attorney Jamy Richard Johansen is a Superior native who graduated from Superior Senior High School and the University of Wisconsin-Superior with a Bachelor of Arts degree in History, cum laude, with a Philosophy minor. He earned his Juris Doctor degree at California Western School of Law in San Diego, California. While in law school, Johansen worked in the federal criminal justice system for Federal Defender's of San Diego, Inc.

After law school, and the Wisconsin Bar Examination, Johansen began handling cases in Douglas County and surrounding Wisconsin counties. In 2010, Johansen was selected by Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, for excellence...
Summer Murshid
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Lawyer
(800) 236-3348 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Employment
Georgetown University Law Center
I practice in the areas of union side labor, employment discrimination, unemployment compensation and wage and hour. My practice includes litigation before state and federal courts and administrative bodies, arbitration and mediation.
Patrick Knight
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(414) 271-1440 330 East Kilbourn Avenue
Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment, Health Care and White Collar Crime
Marquette University Law School
Patrick Knight's thirty-plus years of litigation experience in the civil, white-collar criminal and healthcare fields make him uniquely qualified to handle the complex legal issues that impact multiple areas of a client's interests.

Pat's experience with federal, state and local regulating and investigating agencies gives him the ability to guide clients through the multiple areas of risk that affect today's business and professional climate. This allows his clients the time to focus on maintaining business and professional concerns, while he controls any civil, criminal or regulatory risks that may affect their organization. His approachable manner allows him to create a comfortable...
William F Sulton Esq.
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(414) 935-5490 219 N Milwaukee Street
Suite 330
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
University of Wisconsin Law School
Attorney at Gingras Thomsen & Wachs LLP
Erin M. Strohbehn
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(414) 271-1440 330 East Kilbourn Avenue
Suite 1170
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Probate
Marquette University Law School
Known for her compassion for her clients and a willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that their concerns are addressed, Erin joined GRGB as a law clerk after graduating cum laude from Marquette University with a degree in print journalism. She accepted a position as an associate attorney after receiving her law degree from Marquette University Law School in May 2006. Erin is recognized throughout the legal community as one of the State of Wisconsin’s up-and-coming attorneys. As a result of her efforts, she has received the prestigious Super Lawyers Rising Star award beginning in 2009 through...
Nicholas M. McLeod
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Waukesha County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(262) 785-9606 2880 South Moorland Road
New Berlin, WI 53151
Free ConsultationEmployment and Appeals
Marquette University Law School
I devote my practice to representing employees in benefit disputes, contract claims, unemployment insurance appeals, discrimination, harassment, and retaliation suits, and other employment cases. I listen to my clients and carefully develop goal-oriented plans starting with the first consultation. Communication is essential, and I counsel clients on all options throughout the litigation process. I have successfully litigated appeals to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, Wisconsin Supreme Court, and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. I draw from my decade of experience in state, federal, and administrative venues, as well as my knowledge of the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title...
Michael F Brown
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Outagamie County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(920) 757-2488 4321 W. College Ave., Ste 200
Appleton, WI 54914
Free ConsultationEmployment, Administrative, Business and Civil Rights
University of Wisconsin Law School
DVG Law Partner LLC helps clients (in Wisconsin and across the U.S.) who are in disputes with large organizations. We enforce Employee Rights, Shareholder Rights, Contract Rights, Fraud Victim Rights, and Class Actions. Michael Brown is the founding attorney of DVG Law Partner. He has been recognized as a Rising Star in the Super Lawyers publication, has a “Superb” rating from Avvo, and has had several legal cases with prominent media coverage. DVG has value-based fees, partners effectively with clients, and leverages technology to reduce costs. If a matter requires the sharing of legal work and/or financial risk,...
Lynn Novotnak
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney
(414) 271-8650 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0442
Employment
American University Washington College of Law
I have been in practice since 1981, representing individuals in civil and personal rights issues. I began my practice with eleven years in legal services programs in Wisconsin and New Jersey, and since 1992 have been in private practice, with a focus on plaintiffs' employment law (i.e. employee representation). I have also litigated special education cases on behalf of disabled children and their parents.
Holly D Jensen
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Rock County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(608) 755-5050 303 East Court Street
Janesville, WI 53545
Employment, DUI, Divorce and Traffic Tickets
University of Wisconsin Law School
Samuel Bomier
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Outagamie County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(800) 626-8888 15 Park Place
Suite 300
Appleton, WI 54914
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
With over thirty-three years of legal experience in the Fox Valley and Northeast Wisconsin, Sam Bomier Law focuses exclusively on the needs of injured workers.
A Northeast Wisconsin native, Sam knows his community and is dedicated to helping the hard-working people of Wisconsin who have suffered injuries on the job obtain the workers’ compensation benefits they deserve. Call Sam Bomier if you have any questions in this area of the law.

Whether you reside in Appleton, Oshkosh, Neenah/Menasha, Green Bay to Marinette, or along the Lakeshore, our office serves all of Northeast Wisconsin.
Andy J. Rossmeissl
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Outagamie County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
800 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Andrew Rossmeissl joined the Herrling Clark Law Firm in July, 2005. His practice includes varied areas, with a concentration in the areas of business, real estate, banking, municipal, litigation and transactions. Originally from Appleton, Wisconsin, Andrew graduated from Appleton East High School in 1996. He then attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, majoring in economics. As a junior, he attended the London School of Economics on the prestigious Hansard Scholarship. After a brief stint at a Fortune 500 company in Dallas, Texas, he returned to Wisconsin to begin his legal education at Marquette University Law School, where he earned his...
Richard T. Elrod
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Outagamie County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
800 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
Employment, Municipal and Personal Injury
Marquette University Law School
Richard focuses his practice on personal injury cases, as well as representing individuals who have been injured at work. In addition to his personal injury practice, Richard also handles labor law disputes. Richard represents the Independent Employees Union at Hillshire Farm Company, Inc., the Banta Book Group Maintenance Department, and Local Union 78T: Voith Fabrics. Richard’s working knowledge and understanding of municipal laws and codes along with his trial experience and comfort in the courtroom serve Richard well in his role as the lead prosecutor and Town Attorney for a prominent local municipality. Richard has handled complex litigation matters...
Thomas Paul Krukowski
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(414) 727-6283 731 N. Jackson St., Suite 900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment
Marquette University Law School
Thomas Krukowski is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. He has been practicing employment and labor law since 1970. He concentrates his practice on the legal and regulatory issues of concern to employers, including interpreting and applying existing laws to specific workplace issues, understanding and becoming compliant with new laws, and determining how the elements of pending litigation would impact employers. He speaks frequently to employers and associations on these issues. Tom is also the author of Employment Law Manual for Wisconsin Employers and FMLA Manual for Wisconsin Employers. Tom's...
Marcella Spoto
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(414) 418-0638 PO Box 11417
Milwaukee, WI 53211
Employment, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Has litigated hundreds of case in a variety of civil areas across Wisconsin and nationally.
Janet L. Heins
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Waukesha County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(262) 241-8444 200 S. Executive Drive
Suite 101
Brookfield, WI 53005
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Wisconsin Law School
Danielle Schroder
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Dane County, WI Employment Law Attorney
(608) 257-0040 222 W. Washington Ave., Suite 450
P.O. Box 2155
Madison, WI 53701-2155
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Wisconsin Law School
Ms. Schroder's practice is focused on labor and employment litigation, including employment discrimination, wage and hour cases, employee benefits disputes, and labor litigation. She also assists individuals with unemployment benefit appeals. Ms. Schroder graduated magna cum laude from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She was a member of the Wisconsin International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team, Mock Trial Team, Wisconsin International Law Journal, and Christian Legal Society. Prior to law school, taught with the AmeriCorps Schools of Hope program in Madison, worked with the Wisconsin State Senate, and interned with the Office of the Lieutenant Governor. Ms. Schroder currently serves on...
Deborah Krukowski
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney
(414) 271-2424 731 North Jackson Street, Suite 900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment
Marquette University Law School
Deborah A. Krukowski joined Mallery & Zimmerman, S.C. as a Shareholder in May of 2016. She was previously with Krukowski & Associates, S.C. She emphasizes her practice in the areas of litigation and investigations before the ERD and the EEOC and matters under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, the FMLA, sexual harassment and general employment discrimination law. She successfully argued a Motion for Summary Judgment to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals on the issue of race discrimination and retaliation for a large financial institution. She also has successfully argued and won cases in the areas of contract...
Timothy Hawks
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Lawyer
(414) 271-8650 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201-0442
Employment
University of Iowa
My practice concentrates in the representation of unions and employees in all areas of employment and labor law.
Carolyn E Garski
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(414) 727-6284 731 North Jackson Street
Suite 900
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Marquette University Law School
Charles D. Koehler
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Outagamie County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 42 years experience
800 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
Employment, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Attorney Chuck Koehler has been a shareholder with the Herrling Clark Law Firm for over 25 years. His practice is concentrated in areas of business and personal financial matters, business transactions and real estate, municipal law, and related disputes, and litigation in these areas of law. Specific subjects in these areas of practice include real estate, employment, creditors' rights, municipal matters, banking, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporate law, purchase and sale of businesses, bankruptcy, and estate and business transition planning and strategies.
Jason Canfield
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(414) 935-2810 6944 N Port Washington Rd.
Suite 206
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
University of Wisconsin Law School
At Canfield & Lutz, LLC, we have built a culture of excellence, experience, teamwork, and commitment to our clients. Jason Canfield concentrates his practice on the defense of criminal cases and victim representation in employment discrimination. Prior to opening the firm, Jason interned for the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office. This afforded Jason invaluable experience and a solid framework for strong advocacy for his clients.
Walter Kelly
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney
(414) 271-6989 222 East Erie St.
Suite 210
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment
I've practiced employment and civil rights law for over 30 years in Milwaukee and have been rated in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers since their inception through to the present. I am the labor and employee law advisor for the Wisconsin State Bar's best-selling three-volume treatise WISCONSIN EMPLOYMENT LAW.
Mary Kennelly
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Dane County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(608) 258-9588 124 West Broadway
Monona, WI 53716
Employment
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Mary Kennelly represents employees in state and federal court and before the EEOC and state fair employment agencies in cases involving age, race and sex discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblower retaliation and violations of wage and hour laws, family medical leave laws and the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has consistently obtained favorable jury verdicts, court rulings and private settlement for her clients. She was named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers for Employment Law--Individuals, Madison 2017 and she has been consistently recognized in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers for her work in labor and employment law. In 2013 she...
Randy Enochs
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(414) 748-4878 310 E. Buffalo St.
Suite 119
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Free ConsultationEmployment, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
University of Wisconsin Law School
Attorney/Owner, Enochs Law Firm. Enochs Law Firm is a firm devoted to client attention, detail and results. Enochs Law Firm is not an ordinary general practice law firm in that a conscious effort is made to focus on a select few areas of the law so that the utmost competence is developed. Specifically, Enochs Law Firm focuses on labor & employment law, landlord/tenant law, and general civil litigation matters.
Tyler J. Claringbole
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Outagamie County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(920) 739-7366 800 N. Lynndale Drive
Appleton, WI 54914
Employment, Business, Municipal and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Tyler Claringbole joined Herrling Clark Law Firm in 2015 after clerking with the firm for over a year. Tyler has a general practice with an emphasis on business law and related issues, including all of the following: business litigation and transactions, contracts, employment law, real estate, municipal law, bankruptcy, and estate planning.
Nicholas Fairweather
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Dane County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(608) 257-0040 222 W Washington Ave., Ste. 450
P.O. Box 2155
Madison, WI 53701-2155
Employment, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and Collections
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Jeffrey Sweetland
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney
(414) 271-8650 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Employment
Mark Joel Goldstein
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Lawyer
(414) 446-8800 8989 North Port Washington Road
#207
Milwaukee, WI 53217
Employment, Business and Workers' Comp
General counsel and labor and employment lawyer to small and mid-sized businesses.
Kathryn Harrell McKnight
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Dane County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(608) 282-6200 10 East Doty Street, Suite 400
Madison, WI 53703
Free ConsultationEmployment, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Medical Malpractice
I am a litigation attorney who represents individuals and businesses in a wide variety of matters, including personal injury, medical malpractice, employment law, construction law, legal malpractice, and worker's compensation. I am also the Municipal Prosecutor for the Village of Waunakee.
David Zoeller
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Dane County, WI Employment Law Attorney
(800) 610-0040 222 W. Washington Ave., Suite 450
P.O. Box 2155
Madison, WI 53701
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Wisconsin Law School
David Zoeller joined the law firm of Hawks Quindel in June 2009 as an associate attorney after practicing as an employment and class action litigation attorney in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Mr. Zoeller has represented employees in multiple nationwide class and collective actions, and focuses his practice on wage and hour litigation under the Fair Labor Standards Act. Mr. Zoeller also represents clients in employee benefits disputes (ERISA), labor litigation, social securiy disability appeals, and employment discrimination litigation.
Tamara B. Packard
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Dane County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(608) 251-0101 122 W Washington Ave
Suite 900
Madison, WI 53703
Employment, Appeals and Civil Rights
University of Wisconsin Law School
Tamara B. Packard is a Partner in the Madison, Wisconsin law firm Cullen Weston Pines & Bach LLP. Ms. Packard has been practicing law since 1994, primarily in the areas of litigation and appeals, emphasizing employment, labor and civil rights law. She was named a Wisconsin Rising Star in Employment and Labor Law for 2006 and 2007, as announced in Milwaukee Magazine. She also serves as an adjunct professor at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Ms. Packard frequently represents people with gender, disability and sexual orientation discrimination claims, as well as claims under the wage and hours laws, the...
Tony Resimius
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Sheboygan County, WI Employment Law Attorney
(920) 458-5501 607 N. 8th Street, 7th Floor
Sheboygan, WI 53081
Employment and Business
University of Wisconsin - Madison
Tony Resimius focuses his practice in the areas of employment law, litigation and business law. As the leader of the Rohde Dales Employment Law Team, Tony provides advice and counsel to employers in all aspects of the employment relationship. This advice and counsel regularly includes issues related to the Americans with Disabilities Act, employee handbooks, drug testing policies, independent contractor agreements, wage and hour issues, the Family Medical Leave Act, arrest and conviction discrimination allegations, and workers compensation matters.
Barbara Quindel
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 236-3348 222 East Erie Street, Suite 210
P.O. Box 442
Milwaukee, WI 53201
Employment
Northeastern University School of Law
I represent labor unions and individual employees involved in employment disputes.
Thomas Arnon Allen
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Sauk County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
635 Water Street
P.O. Box 458
Sauk City, WI 53583
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
University of Wisconsin Law School
Accomplished attorney offering expertise spanning private law firm experience to General Counsel leadership of a $700 million subsidiary of a $3 billion publicly traded company. A registered patent attorney with a diverse business law background, including experience in business and corporate law, intellectual property, complex transactional experience, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, and employment law. A thoughtful, practical, and personable lawyer with an understanding of the needs and goals of organizations and individuals, applying a philosophy of partnering with clients to achieve clients’ goals in a highly collaborative and ethical manner
Nicol Padway
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(414) 277-9800 633 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Employment, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
My 40 plus year law practice involves handling complex litigation in the areas of Personal Injury, Criminal, Family/divorce and Commercial cases. I have recovered 7 figure jury verdicts for wrongly injured clients, obtained not guilty verdicts in homicide cases and successfully negotiated and concluded multi-property real estate transactions. My litigation experience enhances my ability to handle both complex and straightforward matters involving our clients.
Daniel Finerty
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Milwaukee County, WI Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(414) 273-3910 411 E. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 1800
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Marquette University Law School
Daniel Finerty concentrates his practice on representing and counseling clients in labor and employment litigation and compliance matters in front of administrative agencies, federal, state and tribal courts and in labor arbitration. Daniel has represented Wisconsin counties, cities, school districts, Native American tribes, tribal businesses and private sector employers in senior living, healthcare, manufacturing, food manufacturing, commercial laundry, dry cleaning and other industries. He has handled litigation matters involving Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the...
Charles Bryan Palmer
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Waukesha County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(262) 956-6518 N19 W24133 Riverwood Drive
Waukesha, WI 53188
Employment, Appeals, Construction and Workers' Comp
Marquette University Law School and University of Wisconsin Law School
Chuck Palmer is the Managing Partner of Michael, Best & Friedrich's Waukesha, Wisconsin office. His primary practice areas are Labor and Employment Law, OSHA defense, fire, explosion and safety related litigation, and construction law. He is co-chair of the firms construction practice group. He is the author of Wisconsin Workers Compensation Law, a Handbook for Employers. He is on the Board of Directors for the following organizations: Wisconsin Underground Contractors Assn., Wisconsin Council of Safety, Make A Wish Foundation. An example of one of his published opinions can be found at: http://www.wicourts.gov/sc/opinion/DisplayDocument.html?content=html&seqNo=33223
Raeann A Kramer
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Winnebago County, WI Employment Law Attorney
(920) 725-2601 219 E Wisconsin Ave
Neenah, WI 54956
Employment, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Marquette University Law School
Bruce A McIlnay
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Ozaukee County, WI Employment Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(262) 376-1287 1150 Washington St
Grafton, WI 53024
Employment, Business and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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