Lawyers, Answer Questions  & Get Points Log In
Wisconsin Employment Law Questions & Answers
1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can I hire Employment Attorney from any location?

The employer sends the employee to various locations around the US to work with clients on a contractual basis. So the city the employee is located at is different from the Employer's city. If the employee wants to file a suit against the employer for wage & hour violations and... Read more »

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on May 19, 2017

The suit should be filed in the employee's city: unless the employee believes that the city or state law where employer is, is more favorable than federal law. The employee may hire any attorney that is licensed to practice in jurisdiction where the action is filed. In some states, the law... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Work paying me only $9hr when supposed to be making $11hr for last 6 months. Received no pay stubs to be alerted either.

I am 19 and I work at Buffalo Wild Wings where I have been for over a year. I started as a cashier making $9. But then I was asked if I wanted to be a cook instead and that they start at $11 an hour. I needed that extra money so I said yes and I've been working as a cook there for over 6... Read more »

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on May 17, 2017

The short answer is yes. As long as you can show that the employer agreed to pay $11 per hour, you are entitled to that.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Is it legal to work for two temp agencies at the same company at the same exact time being paid by both?

If it were two temp agencies paying me for working the same shift at a company at the same time would that be illegal or merely frowned upon?

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Apr 24, 2017

While that is certainly strange, I do not see how it is illegal. The voluntary payment doctrine comes to mind. You just need to make sure that you are falsely representing that you only work for one company.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can a retail establishment not hire someone for a misdemeanor sex with minor conviction from 9 years ago?

The charge was sex with minor 16 or older (she was 17). He is not a registered sex offender - served a 3 month jail sentence and 3 years of probation with no issue and has no restrictions. The violation date was 7/2007 and actual conviction was 1/2008.

William F Sulton Esq.
William F Sulton Esq. answered on Apr 24, 2017

The short answer is no. Wis. Stat. s. 111.321 and 111.322(2) prohibit employers from denying employment to person just because they have been convicted of a crime. The general exception is that employers may deny employment where the job duties are substantially related to the elements of the... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Civil Rights, Employment Law and Personal Injury for Wisconsin on
Q: Have been victim of government surveillance in recent past that had led to invasion of privacy, hostile work environment

abc

Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Oct 5, 2016

Depends on the nature of the surveillance. The American Civil Liberties Union has a guide to freedom of information requests which would be one starting place.Proving it's the government and not a private investigator is a different thing, but FOI requests would be a starting place. Do... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Wisconsin on
Q: I feel like my medical privacy has been violated in the workplace. Just curious about my options.
Peter N. Munsing
Peter N. Munsing answered on Sep 7, 2016

Generally, there are few remedies other than a slap on the wrist to the provider. Suggest you contact a member of the Wisconsin Assn for Justice that handles employment issues--they give free consultations.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I quit my job on March 18th after 12 years and 1 week of being employed by them. I had just got my vacation time renew

ed because it was my anniversary date. I have 3 weeks of vacation coming plus 1 day that I was not allowed to use from last year. They indicated that they do not pay for unused vacation time. Is that legal?

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Mar 23, 2016

Most states do not have laws regarding payment of paid time off when one leaves a company. The general rule is that if a company policy says they will pay them out, then they have to.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: I had Doctor note for last week to be off due to bad flu and it stated I should not return till I had no fever for over

24 hours they ended up laying me off is this right

Mr. Michael O. Stevens
Mr. Michael O. Stevens answered on Mar 15, 2016

Find a local attorney and go over all of the facts with them. There is way too little detail in your question, and there are a lot of questions your attorney would need to ask.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: If I was physically assaulted by my employer, what should I do?

I was slapped in the face by my employer last year. Didn't know what to do and now I'm thinking about it and think something should have been done legally.

Robert Jason De Groot
Robert Jason De Groot answered on Sep 8, 2015

Why did you wait for a year? That was a battery and it was a crime. Now, a year later you ask if you can report it to the police?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Does the suaztez vs plastic dress up co. also count for wisconsin regarding to vacation pay after termination
Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Could you please rephrase your question?

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can an employer legally not pay you for holiday pay if emergency occured & had dr excuse not to return for 3 days?
Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Your question is unclear; no employer is required to pay holiday pay or sick pay unless a contract says otherwise.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Can my employer deduct from my pay the processing fee when a client pays with a credit card? Is it legal?
Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

There is a statute about what can be deducted from wages. You should speak to an employment law attorney about the details of your situation because what you describe may not fit the statute precisely. You might be able to find an attorney willing to do some preliminary research for little or no... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Employment harassment due to disability, loss of said employment. Now they wish to settle. I forfeit my rights.

Settlement is for $3750 after attorney fees. I have to give up my right to free speech, infringement on my right to seek employment, and sell out my integrity. At least if I lose in court they cannot take away my rights. I wish there were somewhere I could get answers. The only answer from my... Read more »

Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

Work with your attorney and try to decide which is the correct route to take. No attorney can offer you legal advice when you are already represented. It sounds like you have already identified the rub in your situation; such tradeoffs are not uncommon. Good luck.

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Do I need a Dr excuse to call in sick to work? Is there a maximum of days I can be absent before I need an excuse?
Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

If you are an at will employee, you could be fired if your employer doubts you were really sick. As a practical matter, a doctor's note is reasonably good evidence that you were actually sick. Some employers are explicit about wanting to see doctors' notes. If you have a disability or... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Employment Law for Wisconsin on
Q: Fired from my job because I got hurt and currently receiving Social Security can I get unemployment benefits in WI.

Permanant restrictions can only do seditary work but still able to work full time. Can I receive wisconsin unemployment benefits because I got hurt on the job and collecting unemployment? My job couldn't accomidate my seditary recommendations from my doctor so he fired me. I have been able to... Read more »

Nick Passe
Nick Passe answered on Feb 10, 2012

You should be able to receive unemployment benefits unless you were let go because of fairly serious misconduct. I do not know if receipt of unemployment benefits would lead to a partial or dollar-for-dollar reduction in your eligibility for disability benefits.

View More Answers

Justia Ask a Lawyer is a forum for consumers to get answers to basic legal questions. Any information sent through Justia Ask a Lawyer is not secure and is done so on a non-confidential basis only.

The use of this website to ask questions or receive answers does not create an attorney–client relationship between you and Justia, or between you and any attorney who receives your information or responds to your questions, nor is it intended to create such a relationship. Additionally, no responses on this forum constitute legal advice, which must be tailored to the specific circumstances of each case. You should not act upon information provided in Justia Ask a Lawyer without seeking professional counsel from an attorney admitted or authorized to practice in your jurisdiction. Justia assumes no responsibility to any person who relies on information contained on or received through this site and disclaims all liability in respect to such information.

Justia cannot guarantee that the information on this website (including any legal information provided by an attorney through this service) is accurate, complete, or up-to-date. While we intend to make every attempt to keep the information on this site current, the owners of and contributors to this site make no claims, promises or guarantees about the accuracy, completeness or adequacy of the information contained in or linked to from this site.