"We Don't Defend - We Win."
Founding partners Ronald S. Stadler and Jonathan E. Sacks lead our employment litigation team. Stadler and Sacks have significant experience in handling complex litigation and all areas of labor and employment law. We work with clients to minimize risk and aggressively solve labor and employment issues.
We don't just defend employers, we litigate to win. We understand that frivolous suits costs companies time and money, and we take an aggressive stance to resolve cases and help you get back to business.
We set ourselves apart by being responsive to our clients and adopting aggressive and bold strategies. We seek to resolve cases early and seek dismissal of frivolous suits. If resolution is not in our client's interest, we are not afraid to litigate cases and are comfortable in front of juries.
Our labor and employment experience includes matters involving litigation, collective bargaining, union contract administration, grievance arbitration, wage and hour disputes, unemployment compensation, workers’ compensation, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, discrimination, hiring and firing issues, and health insurance matters.
We have experience aggressively defending complex labor and employment suits, from initial administrative complaint through the federal court of appeals. We've counseled and defended alleged violations of the FLSA, FMLA, ADA, Title VII, and other discrimination issues.
We help clients avoid wage and hour claims and defend against class action suits, including suits involving worker misclassification claims, compensation structures, overtime pay, alleged time clock and rounding violations, donning and doffing, etc.
We provide defense counsel and have extensive experience defending insured employment practices and workplace law claims, such as claims arising out of alleged discrimination, harassment, retaliation, or wage and hour claims, and assisting in pre-loss matters such as conducting internal investigations.
We conduct workplace investigations when companies are faced with allegations of misconduct and will provide a report and recommendations to management.
We represent employers in defending administrative complaints and investigations from the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, Equal Rights Division and US EEOC.
We have the experience to help you draft, interpret, and litigate non-compete and restrictive covenant agreements, including covenants relating to competition, solicitation of employees, solicitation of customers, nondisparagement, and confidentiality and trade secrets.
We counsel management on their relationships with unions, including negotiating collective-bargaining agreements. We defend clients against NLRB allegations.
We work closely with HR Departments to address issues before they lead to litigation and advise on best practices. We conduct audits to identify areas of risk.
We provide training to managers and employees on topics such as best practices, employee management, compliance, sexual harassment, and anti-discrimination.
We counsel clients in employee terminations, including the drafting and negotiation of separation agreements.
The best defense to litigation is having up to date employment handbooks and policies. We can assist with review and drafting to help you run a more efficient workplace and limit areas of risk.