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Rebeca López

Rebeca M. López

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Milwaukee
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Rebeca López

Rebeca is a member of the firm’s Labor, Employment & Immigration Law Practice Group in the Milwaukee office. Her practice focuses on working with small, mid-size and large regional, national and international clients to address labor and employment issues that arise in their businesses. Her practice is largely dedicated to defending employers before local, state and federal administrative agencies and courts when they are faced with employee complaints relating to single plaintiff, as well as class and collective action, wage and hour, discrimination and harassment complaints. She also assist clients with day-to-day employment matters, including accommodation requests, wage and hour obligations, and internal investigations into employee complaints. Rebeca works with clients to create and implement policies and practices that foster a respectful, productive and efficient work environment.

Rebeca graduated magna cum laude from Marquette University Law School. While in law school, Rebeca served as Business Editor of the Marquette Law Review and interned in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin for Judge Lynn S. Adelman. Prior to law school, Rebeca was a Regional Coordinator and an Office Manager for a United States Senator.

Admitted To Practice

Wisconsin - 2012

Court Admissions

United States District Court, Eastern District of Wisconsin
United States District Court, Western District of Wisconsin

Professional Associations

American Bar Association
Defense Research Institute (DRI)
Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association
Hispanic Professionals of Greater Milwaukee
Professional Dimensions
State Bar of Wisconsin
Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association

Activities

Milwaukee 2020 DNC Host Committee – Board Member

Centro Legal – Vice President

Marquette University Law School – Dean’s Advisory Committee

Wisconsin Hispanic Lawyers Association – Vice President

Latino Veterans Legacy of Valor Project – Board Member

Harvard Young Leaders Program 2019 – Alumni

 

Honors

Recognized as a Wisconsin Rising Star (2019)

Named an Up and Coming Lawyer by the Wisconsin Law Journal (2019)

Named as one of Wisconsin’s 48 Most Powerful Latinos (2016)

Honored as one of the Milwaukee Business Journal's Forty Under 40 (2015)

Named to the 2015 Wisconsin Pro Bono Honor Society

Recipient of the Young Alumna of the Year Award - Alpha Sigma Nu Alumni Club, Marquette University (2015)

Lawyers of Color 2014 Hot List

Recipient of several CALI Excellence for the Future Awards

News & Publications

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Blog Posts

NEW: DOL issues FFCRA implementation rule, launches feedback campaignApril 02, 2020All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
Emergency legislation: Families First Coronavirus Response ActMarch 26, 2020All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Legislation | Blog
Coronavirus internal communication plan do’s and don’tsMarch 13, 2020All In A Day's Work | Blog
Assemble your COVID-19 rapid response team and plan nowMarch 12, 2020All In A Day's Work | Blog
Coronavirus legal considerations: It’s time to think aheadMarch 06, 2020All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
USCIS releases new I-9 form 2019February 05, 2020All In A Day's Work | Employment | Immigration | Labor | Blog
Protecting clients and competitive intelligence during key employee departuresJanuary 29, 2020All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
What employers need to know as FMLA claims continue to riseApril 04, 2019All In A Day's Work | Employment | FMLA | Terminations | Blog
Employer’s cheat sheet: DOL’s proposed changes to the regular rate definitionApril 01, 2019All In A Day's Work | Employment | FLSA | Legislation | Wage and Hour | Blog
3 Ways OSHA Enforcement Will Change for Employers in 2019February 05, 2019All In A Day's Work | Employment | Legislation | OSHA | Policies | Blog
Employers must use new FCRA forms: changes made to combat identity theftSeptember 27, 2018All In A Day's Work | Class Actions | Employment | Legislation | Terminations | Blog
A ruling of Epic proportions: Supreme Court upholds employment class action waiversMay 21, 2018All In A Day's Work | Class Actions | Employment | FLSA | Labor | Wage and Hour | Blog
“I can see clearly now” - DOL issues wage and hour opinion lettersApril 17, 2018All In A Day's Work | FLSA | Wage and Hour | Blog
Wisconsin Supreme Court issues landmark decision curbing employer’s ability to prohibit employee solicitationJanuary 19, 2018All In A Day's Work | Employment | Restrictive Covenants | Blog
More news on sexual harassment, but not what you thinkJanuary 04, 2018All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Legislation | Blog
Days of our [employment] lives: ban the boxDecember 08, 2017All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Employment | Policies | Blog
Days of our [employment] lives: paid sick leaveDecember 04, 2017All In A Day's Work | Legislation | Policies | Wage and Hour | Blog
New laws to take effect in 2018. Are you ready?November 29, 2017All In A Day's Work | Legislation | Blog
Speak now! Salary basis test back on the table: Public comment deadline fast approachingAugust 29, 2017All In A Day's Work | Employment | FLSA | Wage and Hour | Blog
“Please Sir, can I work some more?”: Child labor law changes imminentJune 21, 2017All In A Day's Work | Employment | Wage and Hour | Blog
Wisconsin legislature nixes Governor’s proposed litigation settlement mechanism, significant changes to Wisconsin employment laws remainApril 12, 2017All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | FMLA | Legislation | Blog
City of Racine “bans the box” on civil service applicationsMarch 22, 2017All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Blog
Pardon the interruption: France says after hours emails are off limitsJanuary 11, 2017All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
Seventh Circuit exterminates “rat’s nest” of employment discrimination testsOctober 27, 2016All In A Day's Work | Discrimination and Harassment | Blog
New wage and hour rules published today; most employers must comply by December 1, 2016May 18, 2016All In A Day's Work | FLSA | Legislation | Wage and Hour | Blog
Trade Secrets Act becomes lawMay 11, 2016All In A Day's Work | Legislation | Blog
New federal legislation to assist employers in protecting trade secretsMay 04, 2016All In A Day's Work | Legislation | Blog
Employers required to provide bone marrow and organ donation leaveApril 04, 2016All In A Day's Work | FMLA | Blog
Not so fast, DOL! Congress seeks to nullify new proposed overtime updatesMarch 21, 2016All In A Day's Work | FLSA | Legislation | Wage and Hour | Blog
While you were sleeping: 2015 Wisconsin employment law changes you may have missedJanuary 27, 2016All In A Day's Work | Legislation | Restrictive Covenants | Wage and Hour | Blog
Who's the boss?: DOL expands joint employer liabilityJanuary 25, 2016All In A Day's Work | Employment | Legislation | OSHA | Wage and Hour | Blog
The Board goes digital - electronic signatures are "A-OK"October 28, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Expriation of labor agreement no longer ends employer dues check-off obligationsSeptember 08, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Nation's second-largest city raises minimum wage to $15 an hourMay 26, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Breaking news: Continued employment is lawful consideration in WisconsinApril 30, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Blog
Day of rest in seven may become voluntaryMarch 31, 2015All In A Day's Work | Wage and Hour | Blog
Proposed budget to require drug testing of select unemployment claimantsMarch 30, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Legislation | Blog
UPDATE: Noncompete legislation on the fast-trackMarch 13, 2015All In A Day's Work | Legislation | Blog
Minimum wage surgest in 2015 and beyondJanuary 02, 2015All In A Day's Work | Employment | Wage and Hour | Blog
No shelling out for security screeningsDecember 30, 2014All In A Day's Work | Labor | United States Supreme Court | Blog
Recess appointments invalidated: NLRB future in questionJune 27, 2014All In A Day's Work | Labor | Blog
Employers take note: Wisconsin unemployment compensation overhaul has taken effectFebruary 14, 2014All In A Day's Work | Employment | Legislation | Terminations | Blog
Non-English speaking employees and arbitration agreementsMarch 03, 2013All In A Day's Work | Employment | Labor | Blog
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Education

Juris Doctor, Marquette University Law School, 2012, magna cum laude, (Business Editor, Marquette University Law Review)

Bachelor of Arts, Marquette University, International Affairs, Spanish Language and Literature

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