EEOC’s Strategic Enforcement Plan for 2013-2016 Targets Severance Agreements That Prohibit Employees From Exercising Rights

Douglas J. Carroll, Jr. Employee Rights, Employee Rights News, severance agreements

Wisconsin employment law attorneys who focus on employee rights are often called upon to review severance or separation agreements proposed by employers.  At the time of termination, some employers offer severance or separation agreements to employees which provide typically rather modest monetary benefits in exchange for the employee’s release of potential claims against the employer and other terms usually including …

Strict Leave Policies May Violate the Americans With Disabilities Act

Douglas J. Carroll, Jr. Disability Discrimination

On November 4, 2014, the EEOC announced that it reached a settlement of a disability discrimination in employment suit it filed against a Chicago marshmallow manufacturer.  The employer agreed to pay 5 employees a total of $85,000 but most importantly agreed to change its leave policies.  The basis of the lawsuit was that the employer’s strict leave policy which capped …

7th Circuit Upholds Award of $325,000 in Attorney’s Fees to FMLA Plaintiff

Douglas J. Carroll, Jr. Attorney's Fees, Employee Rights, Employee Rights News, FMLA, Recent Decisions

On September 19, 2014, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision in Cuff v. Trans States Holdings, Inc.  The case involved an employee who was discharged for taking leave covered by FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) after his employer denied his FMLA request. The case involved issues concerning when an employer is considered a joint employer such that …

Preparing for your Initial Consultation: 5 Tips

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  In most cases, your free initial assessment with a Wisconsin Employment Attorney at Carroll Law Firm, SC, will end in the scheduling of an initial office conference.  The better prepared you are for this consultation, the more efficiently and effectively we can evaluate your employment law claims.  The following 5 tips will help you know how to be prepared …

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Welcome to the Wisconsin Employment Law Blog hosted by Carroll Law Firm, SC. My name is Douglas J. Carroll Jr., and I am the founder of Carroll Law Firm SC, a boutique law firm focused solely on representing employees, executives and professionals in any and all employment related matters.  Through this blog I will highlight issues, news and interesting aspects …