Want to Negotiate With an Employer You Distrust? Consider Talking to a Trusted Third Party First

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

You may be in a situation where (1) an employer has violated your trust in the past, and you are uncomfortable with that employer; but (2) you still need something from that employer- their payment of overdue wages, their approval of a pending administrative request, etc. Often, I see employees in this situation- that is, […]

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PBC Atty. Avram Berk Re-Elected To Board Of Wisconsin Association For Justice

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

PBC attorney Avram Berk has been re-elected to the Board of Directors of the Wisconsin Association for Justice (WAJ). The term of office is two years. Avi has served on the WAJ Board since 1984. WAJ is the largest voluntary statewide bar organization in Wisconsin. Members of the Association are attorneys who represent consumers seeking […]

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Asking For Personnel File = Sending A Message (Think What It Is, And How It Will Be Received)

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Many States, including Wisconsin, have laws that require an employer to give an employee a copy of his or her employee file (or “personnel file”) upon request. In some situations, a request for a personnel file can be a mundane, harmless and totally bureaucratic event. Maybe you’ve worked for an employer for ten years, and […]

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WI Supreme Court Upholds Decision In Favor Of Employees Fired By Employers Looking To Avoid Benefit Payments

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

This Wisconsin State Bar article describes a recent WI Supreme Court case, US Bank, the outcome of which I think is very helpful for diverse employee benefits situations. The WI SC was split (the even # was due to Justice Annette Ziegler not participating), and the appellate decision in favor of the employee thus stands. The […]

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PBC Atty. Avi Berk To Speak At National Business Institute Seminar

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

PBC Attorney Avi Berk will be a speaker at a December 16, 2010 seminar, “Plaintiff’s Personal Injury From Start to Finish,” conducted by the National Business Institute. The live seminar will be in Green Bay, WI. If you are an attorney who may want to attend the seminar, or you want more information about the seminar, click […]

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Link To Article By Richard J. Mouw: Conviction And Civility In American Public Discourse

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

Richard Mouw’s article describes, very well, what is arguably problem #1 in America: negative communication. Without positive communication, no problem can be effectively discussed or addressed. An excerpt:When my book on the subject, Uncommon Decency: Christian Civility in an Uncivil World, appeared in 1992, I was interviewed frequently by journalists on the subject of civility. At […]

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PBC Client John Steffens To Have Case Heard By Wisconsin Supreme Court

On behalf of Peterson, Berk & Cross, S.C.

John Steffens, a client of PBC Attorneys John Peterson and Amy Risseeuw, will have his case heard by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The WI Supreme Court’s website summarizes the case here. Mr. Steffens’ case is also subject of a WHBY news article here. Mr. Steffens was injured in an automobile accident, and his insurance plan, BlueCross BlueShield, paid some of […]

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