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Rufino Gaytán III

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Milwaukee
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Rufino Gaytán is an associate in the firm's Labor & Employment Practice Group in Milwaukee. Rufino assists private and public employers in addressing general human resource issues and counsels employers in every aspect of labor and employment law. In particular, Rufino assists clients with discrimination claims, wage and hour issues, unfair labor practice charges and elections petitions, and drafting and enforcing restrictive covenant agreements. Rufino represents clients in federal and state courts and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Wisconsin Equal Rights Division and other federal and state administrative agencies.

Additionally, Rufino was appointed by Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele to the Milwaukee County Personnel Review Board, where he hears cases on termination and certain suspensions of classified Milwaukee County employees. His role in the process is to ultimately determine, along with his colleagues on the Board, whether the discipline recommended against the employee is lawful under the Wisconsin Constitution, the Wisconsin Statutes and the Milwaukee County Ordinances.

Before becoming an attorney, Rufino served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a member of B Company, 980th Engineer Combat Battalion in San Antonio, Texas. He attained the rank of Sergeant and served in Iraq from March 2004 - March 2005. Rufino received the Army Commendation Medal and the Combat Action Badge for his service in Iraq.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 2009

Texas - 2009

Court Admissions

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Milwaukee Bar Association
State Bar of Texas
State Bar of Wisconsin

Activities

Milwaukee County Personnel Review Board - Vice President

Honors

Named to the 2015 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society

News & Publications

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Blog Posts

EEOC subpoena power: Where, and when, does it end?March 02, 2017All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Blog
The beginning of the Trump labor & employment eraFebruary 02, 2017All In A Day's Work | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Kentucky governor signs “Right to Work” lawJanuary 10, 2017All In A Day's Work | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Texas judge finds Dept. of Labor’s Persuader Rule unpersuasive, permanently blocks ruleNovember 22, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Not so fast! Texas court puts DOL Persuader Rule on holdJune 28, 2016All In A Day's Work | Labor | Legislation | Blog
OSHA issues final workplace injury electronic reporting ruleMay 12, 2016All In A Day's Work | OSHA | Policies | Retaliation | Blog
Rumor has it – revised regs this weekMay 10, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Wage and Hour | Blog
Dane County Judge: Wisconsin's "Right to Work" law unconstitutionalApril 08, 2016All In A Day's Work | Labor | Legislation | Blog
EEOC double standard on position statementsMarch 02, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
UPDATE: Final rule to promote pay transparency takes effect in January 2016December 01, 2015All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Labor | Policies | Retaliation | Wage and Hour | Blog
Supreme Court allows DOL home care worker overtime rules to standOctober 07, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Pittsburgh City Council passes paid sick leave lawAugust 04, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
The Equality Act: Legislation introduced in Congress to prohibit LGBT discriminationJuly 29, 2015All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Legislation | Blog
NLRB changes its deferral standard to little fanfareMay 12, 2015All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
EEOC issues proposed rule regarding employer wellness programsApril 16, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Beware of limits to criminal history inquiries in employment applicationsJanuary 29, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Not just your (company) email system anymore!December 11, 2014All In A Day's Work | Blog
I can’t make sandwiches: I worked at Jimmy John’s. Why do we care?October 30, 2014All In A Day's Work | Employment | Policies | Restrictive Covenants | Retaliation | Blog
A guide to dealing with illnesses in the workplaceOctober 20, 2014All In A Day's Work | Employment | OSHA | Blog
Recess appointments invalidated: NLRB future in questionJune 27, 2014All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
The EEOC made employers pay in 2013January 06, 2014All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Blog
Supreme Court (sort of) approves “picking off” strategy in FLSA collective action casesMay 03, 2013All In A Day's Work | Employment | United States Supreme Court | Wage and Hour | Blog
6th Circuit: certain severance payments not subject to FICA withholding – should employers follow suit?November 11, 2012All In A Day's Work | Employment | Terminations | United States Supreme Court | Blog
When silence speaks volumes: divergent interpretations of the NLRB’s rulemaking authorityApril 26, 2012All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Illinois Supreme Court adds clarity to state’s non-compete lawFebruary 20, 2012All In A Day's Work | Employment | Restrictive Covenants | Blog
NLRB delays poster requirement, againDecember 29, 2011All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
NLRB member Hayes back in the saddleDecember 02, 2011All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
NLRB’s lone Republican threatens to quitNovember 29, 2011All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
NLRB calls time out and delays posting requirementOctober 06, 2011All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Bill to eliminate compensatory and punitive Damages in Discrimination cases introduced in WisconsinSeptember 30, 2011All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Legislation | Blog
Details on the NLRB’s final posting ruleSeptember 21, 2011All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
The “don’ts” of recommending a terminationMay 05, 2011All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Policies | Blog
NLRB turns a blind eye toward Supreme Court rulingsFebruary 06, 2011All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Legislation | United States Supreme Court | Wage and Hour | Blog

Education

Juris Doctor, University of Wisconsin Law School, 2009

Bachelor of Arts, The University of Texas at Austin, 2003, Government

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