About Rebecca L. Kent

Becky assists businesses as they confront the legal questions and challenges that arise each day in the area of human resources. She provides legal services in the areas of employment and labor law and represents clients in employment and business-related litigation.

Update to Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 24, 2020, the Department of Labor issued an Employer Fact Sheet and Questions and Answers related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).  Most of this guidance is consistent with the information we previously shared with you.  However, there are a few important clarifications provided in this guidance that we want you […]

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Restrictive Covenant Agreements: Five Reasons Why Your Non-Compete Agreement May Be Unenforceable

When employers are burned by a former employee who starts a competitive business, solicits key customers, and/or uses confidential information gained from the former employment, they may seek resolve by requiring their employees to sign restrictive covenant agreements (commonly known as “non-compete agreements”). These agreements are often drafted, signed, and then filed away in the […]

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Why Employers Should Stress Over Office Romances

Several months ago, I wrote a blog article on the #Metoo Movement and sexual harassment in the workplace.  Clients often ask about romantic relationships in the workplace.  Are these unlawful?  What are the risks?  Well, that depends on the situation.  If the relationship is truly consensual, then it would not run afoul of the federal […]

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Time to Review Employee Non-Solicitation Restrictions

Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court again clarified the law in regards to restrictive covenants when it issued a decision in the case of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. John M. Lanning, 2018 WI 6, 2018 WL472928. The Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. John M. Lanning The Court decided that an employee non-solicitation provision was subject […]

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McCarty Law Serves Dinner at Homeless Connections

Earlier this month, a group of my co-workers and I served dinner at Homeless Connections.  We arrived at 4:00 PM and reviewed the written instructions that were provided to us for the evening meal.  We served fried chicken donated by a local favorite, Van Abel’s restaurant, as well as rice, mixed vegetables, and peaches.  Our […]

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McCarty Cookbook: Hearty Eating for a Cause

One of the things that we value so much at McCarty Law is the firm’s rich history of service and support for the community in which we live and work.  An important part of our mission statement reads: “McCarty Law believes in our community — and our commitment and responsibility to enhancing the lives of […]

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