Employment Law Practice Areas
At Walcheske & Luzi, LLC we’ve built a reputation for excellence in all areas of employment law and will do our absolute best to achieve the best possible outcome for you.
Wage & Hour
Our attorneys are knowledgeable about all legal issues regarding wages (salary v. hourly pay), overtime pay, breaks, bonuses, travel time, commissions, hours of work, “on call” work, compensation, and benefits under federal and state law.
In the United States, employees, former employees, and beneficiaries, are protected from denial of employer-provided disability, medical, retirement and other benefit claims by ERISA under federal law in the private sector, and under state law for public or other types of ERISA-exempted benefit plans.
Workplace Discrimination & Harassment
Wisconsin employees are protected from harassment in the workplace by both Wisconsin state law, Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA), and federal laws, such as Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
It is illegal for an employer to terminate, discipline, demote, or harass an employee because an employee complained or participated in an investigation about discrimination, harassment, or illegal practices.
Wisconsin’s Workers’ Compensation laws cover accidents and disease-causing injuries that arise out of an employee’s employment.
We will closely review any employment contract or agreement, provide a full assessment and explanation of its provisions, and openly and honestly discuss the options and determine whether revisions are needed.
Walcheske & Luzi is the premier employment law firm.
Walcheske & Luzi, LLC vigorously litigates class actions, discrimination, harassment, wage & hour, ERISA, retaliation, disability, benefits, FLSA, and FMLA cases (among others), while also providing consultative advice to ensure that proper and effective policies and preventative measures are in place – not only to avoid liability, future litigation, and to ensure compliance with federal and state laws, but also to guarantee that all employees are treated fairly at work. Our legal skills, experience, practicality, and thoroughness allow us to provide the best possible advice and representation for our clients.
Knowledgeable in the law. Aggressive in our approach. Success proven by results.
At Walcheske & Luzi, Your Work is Our Work. Let’s work together to create practical, cost-effective solutions to your workplace issues. Representing clients in all aspects of the employment relationship, our attorneys have been recognized and commended by clients and colleagues alike for their past accomplishments, straightforward advice, practical approach, and zealous advocacy.
BROOKFIELD – Walcheske & Luzi, LLC is proud to announce the addition of prominent, former law school ERISA professor, Paul M. Secunda, as a Partner with the firm. With Secunda’s hiring, Walcheske & Luzi is now the first Wisconsin labor and employment law firm dedicated to all aspects of ERISA practice, serving employees, participants, and beneficiaries… Read more »
The Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act: What You Need to Know Yesterday, President Trump signed both bills into law. This means that both laws will go into effect in 15 days, or on April 2, 2020. Employers need to prepare for compliance with both Emergency Leave… Read more »
Let’s be real. With the Coronavirus in the news everyday, these are crazy times we’re living in and there is a lot of uncertainty, including the potential impacts we may all experience or are already experiencing in our lives. Work is an incredibly big part of that and when it comes to workplaces, there is… Read more »
It has been a busy year for the attorneys at Walcheske & Luzi, LLC, who have received a number of honors and accolades from peers and publications within the legal profession. First and foremost, Walcheske & Luzi, LLC was named to the 2020 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News World Report and Best Lawyers. This… Read more »
On June 2, 2019, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff’s EEOC filing requirement is procedural, not jurisdictional and that if an employer does not raise a procedural objection in a timely fashion, that objection in waived. In Fort Bend County, Texas v. Davis, the plaintiff, Davis, initially filed an EEOC complaint alleging… Read more »