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Law Offices of Maxwell Charles Livingston Brookfield WI

Wisconsin is an at-will state, which means that an employer can terminate an employee for a non-discriminatory reason. However, if an employee is terminated because of his race, that is not permitted. However, it is not always so easy to prove that the reason for termination was discriminatory. That is, in such cases in which there is not direct evidence ...

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Law Offices of Maxwell Charles Livingston Brookfield WI

The test for a hostile work environment claim is very, very high in the state of Wisconsin. For an employee to claim he or she has suffered from a hostile work environment on the basis of discriminatory treatment, he or she must prove that the “unfair” treatment on the basis of race was of such a high degree that it ...

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Law Offices of Maxwell Charles Livingston Brookfield WI

Many times, employees are concerned to take FMLA leave for fear of losing their jobs. However, it is illegal for an employer to fail to rehire/restore the employee to the same or substantially equal position after he or she elects to take FMLA leave. An employee who has suffered through an employer's failure to rehire/restore him or her should contact ...

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Law Offices of Maxwell Charles Livingston Brookfield WI

If you're a business owner, you've probably thought about incorporating. After all, incorporating means you can build a stronger business, enjoy a whole host of tax benefits, and protect your personal assets. But how do you know which entity type to choose? What are the differences? And is it smart for you to incorporate your business in the first place? ...

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Law Offices of Maxwell Charles Livingston Brookfield WI

Sometimes, it’s better to proceed straight to court. While mediation should be encouraged almost all the time, there are instances in which it’s better to avoid mediation.

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Law Offices of Maxwell Charles Livingston Brookfield WI

In this guide, I list reasons to go to mediation first. While participating in mediation does not prevent participants from going to court later, it offers them a chance to resolve disputes earlier on. Furthermore, it empowers them through leading to more beneficial and creative terms.

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