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Labor and Employment Law

Employment Counseling

Employment and Labor LawOur attorneys understand that employment-related litigation is distracting and expensive and the expense is not limited to the legal fees incurred, but also includes the cost of valuable organizational time spent in defending a lawsuit.

We are committed to advising clients on proactive measures that can be taken to help prevent employment lawsuits and enhance our clients' defenses if, and when, they are sued. In particular, we encourage clients to call for advice before difficult employment decisions are made, to assist in handling problems before they escalate.

We counsel clients on policies and procedures related to all aspects of labor and employment law. We provide assistance to human resource and legal staff in developing consistent employment policies. Our lawyers help companies reduce the risks and expenses of litigation, protect competitive advantages, and resolve questions related to workforce restructuring and reductions in force. Our services include all of the following areas:

  • Developing, implementing, and documenting employment policies
  • Drafting and enforcing non-compete and confidentiality agreements
  • Drafting employment contracts
  • Resolving termination disputes
  • Reviewing employee handbooks, manuals, and guidelines
  • Resolving employee benefits claims and litigation
  • Addressing legal issues involved with personnel administration and compensation
  • Counseling on wage-hour and leave laws
  • Counseling on unemployment compensation and insurance issues

Employment Litigation

While the Dempsey Law Firm frequently advises clients on preventive and cost-effective alternatives, employment litigation is an unavoidable reality in the business world. When facing employment litigation, employers need fast, effective, and focused legal assistance. The Dempsey Law firm represents clients through all phases and types of employment litigation in federal and state courts. Our lawyers assert and defend federal and state claims, including:

  • employment discrimination
  • retaliation
  • wrongful discharge
  • wage and hour violations
  • entitlement to employee benefits
  • misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information
  • unfair competition
  • defamation

We also represent employers in investigations and hearings before federal and state agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Equal Rights and Unemployment Insurance divisions of the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development. The Dempsey Law Firm helps clients prepare for labor law and employment law litigation and represents employers of all sizes. The Firm has the knowledge and resources to act quickly when a lawsuit arises, and help limit clients' exposure and costs. Our attorneys' litigation experience affords them up-to-date knowledge on how courts are ruling, allowing them to pursue cutting edge strategies for clients. We take broad view of each case, consider how it affects the client's overall employment picture, and works to achieve outcomes that meet the client's business goals.


Many of our clients face the legal and practical challenges posed by by companies or unions. We represent clients in negotiating both master and local collective bargaining agreements. We often are called upon to provide interpretation and strategy for issues that arise after execution of collective bargaining agreements. We also represent clients during grievance processing and arbitrations.

To learn more about our Labor and Employment Law practice, please contact Peter Culp or another one of our attorneys who practice labor and employment law at (920) 235-7300.

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