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Milwaukee employment dispute attorneyIf you believe that you will be a party to an employment law dispute, such as a disagreement between an employer and employee about wages and hours, you may be wondering how the dispute will come to an end. In many cases, parties who have asked a court to settle their legal issues leave the process unsatisfied and not on good terms with one another.

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is an option for resolving workplace disputes that focuses on finding a solution or compromise that will be workable for both parties. One benefit of this process is that it can result in a continued working relationship between the employer and employee after the dispute has been resolved, which appeals to many people in this situation. 

What Is Alternative Dispute Resolution?

Litigation in court is the traditional method of settling legal disputes, and it is adversarial in nature. At the end of the litigation, a judgment will be made by a court and both parties will be bound by it. 

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Milwaukee employment law attorney employer employee disputeWhether you are an employer or employee, you have rights under state and federal law, and you may also have rights which were contractually established in your specific situation. Here are four types of disputes that often arise in the area of employment law:

1. Wrongful Termination Allegations

Wrongful termination cases can be some of the most difficult and emotionally-charged employment law disputes. These cases often put an employee’s work on trial. It should be noted that Wisconsin is an at-will employment state, meaning that an employer may terminate any employee for any reason so long as there is no contract in place and so long as the employer does not violate certain discrimination and retaliation laws.

2. Wage Disputes

This type of lawsuit arises when an employer is accused of not properly compensating a worker for their time on the job. This can include not paying workers for overtime or earned tips or not allowing regular paid breaks. Employers must also pay workers minimum wages. The current Wisconsin and federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. 

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Milwaukee employment law attorneys, employment law, non-compete agreement, employee agreement, employment contractAs an “employment-at-will” state, Wisconsin provides employers and employees with the protection of an implied contract allowing either party to end employment at any point for any legally valid reason. However, many employers ask employees to sign employment contracts before they are hired or when they are terminated.

These contracts often contain a non-compete agreement (also known as a non-compete clause) which provides protections for an employer following an employee’s discharge. When creating these agreements, employers should be sure that they are correctly following Wisconsin employment law.

Creating Valid Non-Compete Agreements

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Milwaukee employment attorney, employment law, employment agreements, non-compete agreements,  employment contractsStarting a new business is an exciting time for everyone involved, especially for the business owners once they see their plans come to fruition. However, the myriad of details that require attention when starting a new business can be overwhelming, and there are many complex issues that a business owner will need to deal with, from financial arrangements and tax issues to decisions about property.

One area that should not be overlooked when starting a new business is employment law. Employers will need to be sure that they are abiding by the law in any employment contracts and that the terms of their employment agreements are enforceable.

Employment Agreements in Wisconsin

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