Timothy C. Kamin

Shareholder Milwaukee

Timothy C. Kamin focuses his practice on advising and representing employers of all sizes in labor and employment matters including union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, litigation of NLRB unfair labor practice and representation matters, labor and grievance arbitrations, non-compete agreements, discrimination claims, wage and hour matters, and harassment including sexual harassment.

He is admitted to practice in all Wisconsin state courts and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.


Experience

  • Obtained state court injunction against international and local union (and all members and agents) prohibiting mass picketing activities that interfered with ingress and egress to client facilities and disrupted free use of public roadways.
  • Successfully assisted employers in union representation election campaigns in which employees voted to remain or to become union-free. Organizing campaigns include a Fortune 500 food processing company, an ice cream manufacturer, a trucking company, a cabinet manufacturer, construction contractors, a national wholesale roofing and siding material distributor, and a major soft drink distributor.
  • Prevailed in labor arbitrations on behalf of clients in industries including dairy processing and production, soft drink distribution, manufacturing, and construction. Matters included dismissal of a grievance regarding a $300,000 dispute over the proper method of calculation of variable overtime pay, as well as disputes over assignment of bargaining unit work, layoff and recall, elimination of job classification and reassignment, numerous discharges and other disciplinary actions, and distribution of weekend overtime.
  • Obtained dismissal of NLRB charges alleging retaliation for union activity and other protected concerted activities on behalf of numerous clients including food processing operations, construction industry employers, hard good manufacturing clients and a taxi company.
  • Represented employers in collective bargaining negotiations achieving significant labor cost controls and benefit cost reductions in many industries, including hard goods manufacturing, trucking, electronics, recycling, cabinet manufacturing, residential and commercial upholstered furniture manufacturing, and construction including plumbing, heating and cooling, and scaffolding.
  • Obtained dismissal of NLRB charges alleging failure to bargain in good faith on behalf of clients in the beverage production and distribution industry, metal fabrication and construction industry employers.
  • Defended a trucking company before the Equal Rights Division regarding claims of sexual harassment made by two former employees, and successfully defended that dismissal through appeals.
  • Won dismissal at a Worker’s Compensation Division hearing of a claim of unreasonable refusal to rehire a construction worker following a compensable injury.
  • Has provided clients with in-house training regarding collective bargaining negotiations; investigation, handling, resolution and arbitration of grievances; positive employee relations; maintenance of union free status; and vulnerability analyses for companies involved in union corporate campaigns.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • State Bar of Wisconsin (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Milwaukee Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Young Professionals of Milwaukee
  • Waukesha County Business Alliance
  • Metro Milwaukee SHRM
  • Association of General Contractors (Labor and Employment Law Council)
  • Plumbing Mechanical Sheet Metal Contractors' Alliance
  • Wisconsin Underground Contractors Association
  • Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce (Leadership Council)

Speeches:

  • ACC - ''Class Action Waivers and Practical Tips For Implementing Arbitration Agreements: An Epic Decision for Your Company'' - Milwaukee - July 18, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins "Reel Ethics" Briefing - ''Introduction - How Complicated Are Ethics, Really?'' - Waukesha - January 17, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins "Reel Ethics" Briefing - ''Inadvertent Disclosure of Privileged Documents'' - Waukesha - January 17, 2018
  • Ogletree Deakins "Reel Ethics" Briefing - ''Introduction - How Complicated Are Ethics, Really?'' - Waukesha - January 17, 2018
  • Ogletree Managing a Workforce in 2018 - ''The Trump NLRB—A Season of Change'' - Kohler - September 2017
  • Wisconsin Chapter - Association of Corporate Council (ACC) & Ogletree Deakins - ''What Laws Impact Employers’ Responsibilities In Connection With Domestic Violence?'' - Milwaukee - June 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''The Seasons of Employment Law- Summer: Active Employment'' - Brookfield and Appleton - April 4 - April 6, 2017
  • Wisconsin LGBT Chamber of Commerce - ''Top HR & Employment Law Issues for 2017'' - Milwaukee - February 09, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins "Reel Ethics" Briefing - ''Limits of Attorney—Client Privilege and How Complicated Are Ethics, Really?'' - Waukesha - January 2017
  • Wisconsin Defense Council Winter Conference - ''Getting Even or Getting Ahead? Retaliation Claims in Employment'' - Waukesha - December 09, 2016
  • Ogletree Managing a Workforce in 2017 - ''Disorganized Labor: NLRB Update for Union and Non-Union Employers'' - Kohler - September 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''When "Chilling" Isn't Cool: What Protected Concerted Activity Means For Non-Union Employers'' - Madison - November 10, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''The Need For Speed'' - Kohler - June 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''NLRB Update: Common Sense Has Left The Building!'' - Kohler - June 2015
  • AGC Labor Law Symposium - ''Implications of the NLRB’s ‘Quickie Elections’” Rule and ‘Micro-Unit’ Decisions in the Construction Industry'' - Washington, DC - May 08, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''The NLRB: New Rules on "Quickie Elections"'' - Brookfield - February 24, 2015

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February 03, 2017 - Law360 - "GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week"
February 03, 2017 - SHRM Online - "Right-to-Work Efforts Gain Momentum"
February 02, 2017 - Law360 - "New National Right-To-Work Bill Has Real Chance"

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