Rebecca L. Kent
Rebecca L. Kent
Becky provides legal services in the areas of employment and labor law and represents clients in employment and business-related litigation.
Becky uses the knowledge and experience she has gained through her years of practice to assist business clients in understanding employee rights and in complying with their obligations under the numerous, and often overlapping, state (Wisconsin) and federal employment and labor laws. She provides legal help in all areas of personnel recruitment and management. Becky assists clients in preparing legally compliant personnel policies and employment-related contracts, including employment agreements, deferred compensation agreements, severance agreements, non-disclosure agreements (NDA) and non-competition agreements.
Becky’s legal services include assisting businesses as they confront the legal questions and challenges that arise each day in the area of human resources. Her legal services include assistance with state and federal FMLA laws, wrongful termination laws, labor relations laws, laws relating to disability and accommodation and minimum wage and overtime laws.
Becky advises clients with the goal of avoiding litigation; however, if a claim is filed, Becky’s experience includes defending employers in administrative agency proceedings and in state and federal court.
Becky also provides legal services that include advising clients on various types of business contracts, business law issues and general civil matters. She has chaired K-12 expulsion hearings and represented school districts in special education due process hearings. Becky is part of our Title IX team, which assists school districts and colleges in meeting Title IX regulations, and she is trained by ATIXA as a hearing decision-maker.
J.D., cum laude, 1989, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A. with distinction, 1984, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Member, Board of Directors, Pillars, Inc., 2018-present
Member, Board of Directors, Homeless Connections, 2016-September 2018
Member, Outagamie County Bar Association Scholarship Committee, 2016-present
Member and past President and Secretary, Board of Directors, Faith Child Care, Inc. 2004- 2010, 2013-2017
Volunteer, Interparish Religious Formation Program, 2007-2018
More About Becky
Becky began her legal career as a law clerk to the Honorable Justice Louis J. Ceci (retired) of the Wisconsin Supreme Court. An Appleton West High School alumni, Becky moved back to the Fox Valley in 1995 after practicing law for several years in Chicago. Since relocating to Appleton, Becky has focused her practice in the area of employment and labor law, and she has been practicing with McCarty Law since 2003. Becky enjoys spending time with her family at their cabin on Blue Lake in Minocqua. She loves outdoor activities, especially biking, snow shoeing, kayaking and paddle boarding.