In Wisconsin, employees enjoy rights and benefits that extend beyond protections from employment or workplace discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, or those provided by particular statutes such as the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), or the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Invasion of Privacy
Current and former employees’ confidential personal information is protected from embarrassing disclosure under Wisconsin state law through a claim for Invasion of Privacy. Wisconsin law sets out different forms of conduct that constitute an invasion of privacy; however, in the employment context it usually occurs when publicity is given to an confidential, private aspect of a person’s life. If you believe you have been the victim of an invasion of privacy, tell us about your situation and let us help you.
Social Security Disability (SSDI)
Dealing with the Social Security Administration can be slow and frustrating. If you are denied disability benefits, it is important to contact an attorney to help you file an appeal. No matter which type of benefit you are applying for, Social Security looks at the same medical criteria to determine if you meet their standards for Disability. Allow our experienced attorneys to help you through the disability process.
Former employees who are eligible for Unemployment Compensation can be denied unemployment benefits if the employee was terminated for “misconduct,” among other reasons. What does or does not constitute misconduct is often analyzed if unemployment benefits are denied, as well as other factors, such as whether the employee was actually terminated or whether the employee quit.
Regardless of where you find yourself in the Unemployment Compensation process, tell us about your situation and let us help you.
Wage & Hour
Current employees in Wisconsin are afforded Wage & Hour protections under both Wisconsin state law and federal law. These laws set standards for compensation, such as minimum wage, overtime, and commissions, and the hours of work that must be compensated, such as travel time and breaks. These laws further provide causes of action for such things as retaliation and unpaid wages, and provide guidance to employers on such things as how to properly classify their employees and recordkeeping.
If you believe that your employer is not adequately compensating you for hours worked or any other Wage & Hour issue, tell us about your situation and let us help you.
Current employees in Wisconsin who suffer workplace or work-related injuries are protected through Workers’ Compensation. The purpose of the Worker’s Compensation Act is to provide employees with reasonable medical expenses and compensation for lost wages resulting from work-related injuries or disabilities. Essentially all Wisconsin employees are covered, with few exceptions.
If you are hurt at work or become ill as a result of your job, it is imperative that you tell your supervisor or an available member of management immediately, even if you think that the injury or illness is minor in nature, and seek medical attention. Keep all medical and payment records associated with the injury or illness for future use. Once a claim is established, it generally remains open for 12 years from the date of the injury or the last compensation payment made to you, whichever is later.
If you believe that you are not being adequately compensated for a workplace injury, illness, or disability, or if you are experiencing any other manner of Workers’ Compensation issue, tell us about your situation and let us help you.
The Walcheske & Luzi, LLC Difference
At Walcheske & Luzi, LLC it is our pledge to provide open and honest advice, taking the time to listen, counsel, and advise. We will work closely with you to defend your workplace rights and benefits. Tell us about your situation, we’re ready to help.
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