An Excellent Article With Cites/Authority For Employee Rights Attorneys

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

For you employee rights attorneys out there who deal with federal summary judgment motions and common employer arguments, including those arguments that over-rely on the credibility of employer (interested) witnesses, this article is a must read: ” Preserving the Right to a Jury Trial by Preventing Adverse Credibility Inferences at Summary Judgment” by attorney Matthew […]

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How Preparing to Be a Good Witness Is Like Weight Training

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

When I prepare with an individual before a legal proceeding in which he or she will testify- say, for example, when I meet with a worker before a deposition or an unemployment hearing- I discuss with that person what it means to be a good witness. Being a good witness does not simply mean telling […]

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Googling for Legal Information: The Good and Bad

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

Perhaps you found this legal site’s webpage because you have a legal issue that you want free information about, and a Google search led you here. As a consumer, I have often used a Google or other website searches to find free information. Sometimes, that has been successful for me. For example, my dryer once […]

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Why PG County Schools’ Wage Violations May Throw Its H-1B Teachers Out Of The US

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

n the wake of Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) settlement agreement involving H-1B wage violations, questions have been raised about the unfair effect this is having on the victims, the teachers who will be forced to leave their jobs and the United States once their H-1B time runs out. As part of the […]

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MD County’s Public Schools Barred From H-1B Program And Fined For Wage Violations

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

In a settlement agreement signed this month in connection with H-1B wage violations, Maryland’s Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS) system must reimburse more than 1000 teachers $4.2 million in H-1B application fees and pay a $100,000 fine. The Department of Labor and USCIS have also barred the school system from filing applications for work […]

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Don’t Play The Blame Game In Unemployment Proceedings

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

Workers involved in Wisconsin unemployment proceedings are often tempted to play the “blame game.” Human instinct may tell you that it’s important to tell the unemployment interviewer or judge your opinions about what the employer did wrong. For example, say a worker was fired because the employer said the worker was “falsifying formwork,” and the […]

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WI Resident John Kroner Appeals Transfer To Tribal Court, Submits Petition For Review To WI Supreme Court

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

On July 1, 2011, John Kroner, a Wisconsin resident represented by Peterson, Berk & Cross and the firm’s attorney Michael Brown, filed a petition for review with the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Mr. Kroner is appealing a Wisconsin Circuit Court’s decision, upheld by the Wisconsin Court of Appeals, to transfer Mr. Kroner’s case from the Wisconsin forum to […]

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The Danger Of Labels In Employment Disputes

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

If you’re an employee in an employment dispute or legal dispute, you will be tempted- very tempted- to describe events in terms of adjectives or conclusions, i.e. labels. For example, a worker may want to tell a boss or a legal authority “I was treated unfairly” (the operative label being “unfair”), as compared to saying “On June 5th, Supervisor […]

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