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Employer Puts FMLA Interference and Retaliation Claims to Rest

Michael ModlMay 24, 2018
Employers with 50 or more employees know the myriad compliance issues that arise out of federal law and regulations governing...

When Is a Leave of Absence Not a Reasonable Accommodation?

Michael WestcottJanuary 2, 2018
In a recent decision, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Wisconsin employers) rejected the Equal Employment...

DOL Says Most Workers Are Employees

Leslie SammonOctober 9, 2015
On July 15, 2015, U.S. Department of Labor Administrator David Weil issued an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing the misclassification of workers...

Light Duty Only? You Can Tell Employee on FMLA Leave to Stay Home

May 10, 2013
The 7th Circuit recently held that an employer didn’t violate the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) when it granted...

Honest Belief of FMLA Misuse Sufficient to Support Termination

Saul GlazerNovember 20, 2012
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Wisconsin employers) recently affirmed an employer’s decision to...

Dealing With Disabled Employees Who Have Exhausted FMLA Leave

Saul GlazerDecember 13, 2011
A common problem for employers is determining what to do with employees who are disabled under either federal or state...

Court Rejects Employee’s Unsanctioned FMLA

Troy ThompsonOctober 1, 2007
On August 6, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (covering Wisconsin) dismissed an employee’s FMLA...