Attorney A. Steven Porter provides assertive representation for Wisconsin employees.
Numerous federal and state laws and regulations protect your rights as an employee. Negotiating with employers can nonetheless prove challenging, as can holding wrongful employers accountable. That’s where A. Steven Porter, Attorney at Law comes in. Skilled in all aspects of employment law, Steve Porter will fight for your best interests as a Wisconsin employee. He is an excellent advocate to have in your corner.
Family and Medical Leave Act
The federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) requires employers to offer workers unpaid, job-protected leave in the midst of medical or family concerns, including:
- Personal illness
- Family illness
- Family military leave
Under federal law, eligible employees are granted up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave per year. Eligibility standards can be rather strict, however; the employee must have worked 1,250 hours during the last 12 months at a location employing at least 50 individuals within 75 miles.R
Wisconsin also provides its own Family and Medical Leave rights. Under Wisconsin law, employees can take up to two weeks off to address serious health conditions. Wisconsin law also allows for up to six weeks for the birth or adoption of a child.
Steve Porter, Attorney at Law can help you determine your eligibility for unpaid leave via FMLA. If, despite your eligibility, your employer fails to comply, Steve Porter will help you file a claim and stand up for your rights as a Wisconsin employee.
Severance, Non-Compete, and Trade Secret Agreements
In addition to defending victims of FMLA violations, Steve Porter drafts and reviews contracts, severance agreements, and non-compete agreements. in the interest of protecting his clients. His efforts reduce the risk of employees being taken advantage of via one-sided agreements drafted by their employers. Without strong legal counsel, it is shockingly easy for employees to unwittingly give up a variety of rights granted under state and federal law.
If you seek Steve Porter’s contract drafting or review services, he’ll highlight unfavorable aspects of your severance, non-compete, or trade secret agreements. He can negotiate on your behalf and ultimately, ensure a favorable contract that protects your rights as a current or former employee.
Whether you intend to sign a severance agreement or hold an employer accountable for an FMLA violation, you deserve quality support from a knowledgeable attorney. Without legal representation, you risk signing away your rights or wasting your time with an unsuccessful FMLA claim.
Steve Porter is a great advocate to have at your side. Reach out today to learn more about his work as a Madison employment attorney.