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Wisconsin Employment Law Letter

Wisconsin Employment Law Letter

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When you subscribe to your Employment Law Letter, you get a newsletter specifically designed for employers and HR professionals in your state. It's written by attorneys in your state who know the unique challenges and laws you must deal with every day.

Your subscription also includes a powerful package of HR and legal resources listed below at no additional cost.

  • Online Archive: You can search for articles on any topic from your state, nearby states, or all 50 states.
  • Policies: Our Sample Policy & Procedure Manual, including dozens of sample policies and explanations.
  • Forms: Government forms and sample forms you can use in your HR practice.
  • Your state's statutes and regulations on employment law.
  • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law.
  • Survey results from our Surveys of HR professionals nationwide.
  • Reports: Access to in-depth Mastering HR Reports.
  • Employers Forum: A vibrant online community that answers your toughest questions. For HR professionals and their counsel.

Saul C. Glazer is a partner with Axley Brynelson, LLP and focuses his practice on employment, construction, and contract law. He has extensive trial and administrative experience in both federal and state courts, and has been involved in many complex litigation disputes.

Mr. Glazer's employment practice includes representing employers before administrative agencies and state and federal courts. He counsels clients on the Americans with Disabilities Act and other state and federal disability discrimination and accommodation laws. His experience also includes cases involving hostile work environments, retaliation, OSHA regulatory compliance, wage and hour laws, arrest and criminal convictions, equal pay, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and handbook and corporate policy reviews. Mr. Glazer is the editor of Wisconsin Employment Law Letter.

Michael J. Modl is a partner at the law firm of Axley Brynelson, LLP, and chair of the Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Modl practices with the Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups, and the firm's Electronic Discovery and Records Management Team.

Mr. Modl's litigation practice focuses on federal court litigation, primarily in the areas of employment, insurance defense, defense of municipalities and schools, and defense of civil rights and constitutional claims. He has represented municipalities, including counties, cities and villages, as well as municipal officials and employees in state and federal court civil rights actions. Mr. Modl has successfully defended law enforcement officers and municipalities in claims arising out of police conduct, including claims of use of excessive force, claims arising out of high speed chases and claims alleging illegal searches, seizures and arrests.

Mr. Modl has successfully represented municipalities and municipal officials in employment related claims, including claims of employment discrimination, claims of workplace harassment, First Amendment speech and association claims, and claims alleging adverse employment actions without due process of law. Mr. Modl has also represented public and private sector employers in claims alleging employment discrimination, workplace harassment and retaliation before federal, state and local agencies, including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and the Madison Equal Opportunities Commission.

Mr. Modl's litigation practice includes an active federal court practice. He has appeared in over 100 cases before federal court judges in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin. Mr. Modl has tried more than 20 cases to the federal court, including patent and trademark infringement cases, federal constitutional and civil rights cases, federal employment discrimination cases, including cases under the ADA, ADEA, and Title VII, defense of prisoner litigation, and defense of financial institutions in claims alleging discrimination in making loans.

Mr. Modl's practice also focuses on advising employers on employment and personnel matters, as well as public and private sector management labor law. He assists clients in reviewing and drafting personnel policies and employee handbooks. He provides training, seminars and legal updates to clients on developments in the law, including the area of workplace harassment prevention and investigation of complaints. He also advises clients on FMLA and ADA compliance. Mr. Modl has appeared on behalf of employers before federal, state and local agencies.

Michael J. Westcott is a partner and the practice group leader of the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Axley Brynelson, LLP. Mr. Westcott represents management in all facets of labor and employment law matters. He represents private and public sector employers in union organizational drives, labor negotiations, grievance and interest arbitration hearings, and unfair labor practice hearings; regularly advises employers on worker's compensation, unemployment compensation, employee handbooks and policies and other related personnel issues, and represents employers before the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, the NLRB, the Occupational Safety and Health Commission, the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor, the Wage and Hour Division of the State of Wisconsin Equal Rights Division, and federal, state and local administrative agencies concerning employment discrimination matters. Mr. Westcott also advises health care employers in the labor and employment law implications of mergers and integrations.

Leslie Sammon is a partner Axley, practicing in the area of labor and employment law, advising and representing private and public sector employers. She regularly provides consultation, representation and training to human resources professionals and speaks on labor and employment-related issues before a variety of professional and business groups. She also has industry experience with unionized and non-unionized employers, acute and long-term health care facilities, telecommunications, municipalities and construction matters.

Troy Thompson/strong is a partner and practice group leader of the Labor and Employment Practice Group at Axley. He is also a member of the firm's Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Thompson represents private and public sector employers in all facets of traditional labor and employment, litigation and other business matters. In addition to advising employers on day-to-day issues relating to personnel polices and practices affecting the labor force, Mr. Thompson represents the interests of management in actions pending before federal and state courts, as well as in administrative hearings and appeals.

Timothy Barber is a senior associate at Axley Brynelson, LLP. His busy practice focuses on commercial and municipal insurance defense work and litigation, appellate practice, and labor and employment law. Mr. Barber handles cases on a wide range of topics, including property rights, copyright law, contract and business disputes, insurance coverage, governmental immunity, tort liability, non-compete agreements, and employment discrimination. Mr. Barber’s experience litigating in several legal areas allows him to provide his clients with a broad-based understanding of the challenges they face. Mr. Barber enjoys helping small businesses navigate through complex legal issues, so they can focus on what really matters to them. Growing up in a blue-collar neighborhood, he says, gave him an appreciation for the real-world problems his clients face.

Wisconsin Employment Law Letter provides a three-part subscription package to deliver the practical, hands-on advice you need to manage your Wisconsin workforce safely and in compliance with Wisconsin and federal laws. That's because the newsletter's editors are Wisconsin attorneys who defend and counsel employers statewide.

Each issue also keeps you on top of Wisconsin court and U.S. Supreme Court decisions that affect your workforce, all reported with Wisconsin's local laws and policies in mind. You get the information you need to stay in business — and out of the courtroom.

Your complete subscription package includes:

  1. Wisconsin Employment Law Letter — 12 monthly issues mailed to you and also available online. (Digital-only versions are available with an HRLaws subscription) You also receive email notifications once a month and periodic News Alert by email as needed.
  2. Access to Subscribers-Only Area — You'll find a wealth of helpful information, available to subscribers only, at no additional cost:

    • Employment Law Letter articles from states you subscribe to
    • Sample policies
    • Your state's statutes and regulations affecting employers
    • Federal statutes and regulations on employment and labor law
    • Results from monthly surveys of HR professionals
    • Hot Topics
    • Employers Forum online community for HR professionals, employers, and their counsel.
  3. Mastering HR Reports — In-depth reports covering topics that are too complex to be fully covered in your monthly newsletter. Some 15-20 Mastering HR Reports are available in the Subscribers-Only area, and we update them regularly so you will always have the most up-to-date information.