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May 2010 Archives

From Positivity Blog: 7 of My Favorite Timeless Tips from the Last 2500 Years

These 7 tips describe very practical approaches and attitudes for life challenges. The quoted tip below reminds me of the Supreme Court, and all the confirmation-process talky-talk where Justices are described with labels like "activists" (bad label) or "umpires" (good label).Behind all the labels and analogies, as well as behind the intellectual rationalizations of complex legal decisions, there are concrete benchmarks- actions by the Justices- that are much more predictable and telling than what is said about and by the Justices. Is a Justice an "umpire," as described, or do the Justice's actions on occasion reflect idealism and contradict the umpire ideal? Not to pick on Justices. This is something we all struggle with, to make sure our actions constantly back up our stated intentions.

Employee Tip: Save Important Documents, and Don't Write On Them!

If you have an important document relating to a dispute with your employer- for example, a termination letter or a pay stub showing underpaid wages- please save that document. (You can read a more detailed post here about all the types of good documentation, and how to preserve it).

For Employees in WI Considering a Do-It-Yourself Discrimination Complaint, Consider This...

On many occasions, employees have called me for advice after they have filed a discrimination complaint with Wisconsin's Department of Workforce Development Equal Rights Division (ERD), or the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC).

Atty. Amy Risseeuw, Bd. Member Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region, Attended Annual Meeting & Banquet on April 27, 2010

PBC attorney Amy Risseeuw recently attended the annual meeting and banquet for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Fox Valley Region on April 27, 2010.

Peterson, Berk & Cross launches new website

Welcome to our new site. Here you'll find information about our services and our people as well as news and other legal resources including blogs by our attorneys in their practice areas. We also make it easy for you to reach us with directions and contact information. In the days to come, we'll be adding social media technology to our site. Please subscribe to our blog and come back often to see how the site is developing...

Atty. Michael Brown Speaks About Employment Law Rights at Wisconsin Association of Justice Seminar on March 26, 2010

PBC attorney Michael Brown gave a spoken presentation, "Spotting Employment Law Rights & Damages of Personal Injury Plaintiffs," at a seminar conducted by the Wisconsin Association of Justice on March 26, 2010.

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