O’Flaherty Heim Birnbaum Kirchner & Curtis Ltd.’s Employment Law Group is comprised of attorneys who have the distinction of representing employees and employers in all aspects of employment and labor law. The Employment Law Group has over fifty combined years of experience with employment and labor law issues. The group handles matters from advising employers in the drafting and implementation of personnel policies to representing employees in litigation against companies for matters ranging from the enforceability of non-compete agreements to discrimination claims.
Areas of practice within employment and labor law include:
- Discrimination (gender, race, age, disability, etc.)
- Sexual Harassment
- Employee Benefits
- Employment Screening (Background Checks)
- Severance Agreements
- Non-Compete Agreements
- Worker’s Compensation
- Disability: Long and Short Term
- Unemployment Insurance
- Public and Private Sector
- Unfair Labor Practices/Prohibited Labor Practices
Criminal Background Checks
In its work with employers, the Employment Law Group has developed a comprehensive system to perform criminal background checks on employees and potential employees and advise its clients about the results of those checks. Its work in this area is unique, because in addition to its ability to assemble comprehensive and accurate criminal background checks, it also has the legal background to advise employers about its potential litigation risk related to Wisconsin’s prohibition against discrimination because of arrest and/or conviction records. Also, because it represents employees in arrest/conviction record discrimination litigation, it has further insight into an employer’s defenses and potential pitfalls.
O’Flaherty Heim Birnbaum Kirchner & Curtis Ltd.’s Employment Law Group has union affiliations with Wisconsin Education Association Council (WEAC), National Education Association (NEA), International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), Service Employees International Union (SEIU), and Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU).