May 21, 2022

Volume XII, Number 141

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Craig T. Papka

Craig Papka is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment Law Section. Craig counsels clients about a wide variety of matters with a view to preventing costly litigation. Craig can help employers reduce legal exposure when terminating employees; assist employers in investigating complaints of workplace harassment, violence, and other misconduct; advise employers on ADA and FMLA issues; implement harassment prevention and other training programs; revise employee handbooks and procedure manuals to reduce risk; and implement whatever other steps may be needed to reduce or eliminate the risk of litigation. Often, a quick telephone call to Craig can help avoid unnecessary conflicts with employees and costly litigation.

When litigation is unavoidable, Craig vigorously and efficiently defends employers from employee lawsuits. Craig handles matters in state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Equal Rights Division (ERD), the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and other government agencies.

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Articles in the National Law Review database by Craig T. Papka

 The National Law Review selected von Briesen's COVID-19 Task Force as a Go-To Thought Leader for 2021 for the group’s coverage of COVID-19 vaccine mandates. As the coronavirus vaccine became widely available, many employers debated whether to require vaccines for their employees or if such mandates were legal. In particular, the group’s coverage of OSHA and CMS guidance on federal vaccine mandates provided must-read insights for employers navigating compliance with the rules.  Authors who contributed insights into this area include John A. RubinCraig T. PapkaRobert J. Simandl and Audrey R. Merkel.
 

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