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7th Circuit Explains When Attorneys’ Fee-Shifting Applies to FLSA Claims

Kristin PierreOctober 11, 2019
A Wisconsin service technician filed a federal court lawsuit on behalf of himself and other employees for unpaid overtime wages....

End-of-Healing Issues for Dual Mental and Physical Workplace Injuries

Kristin PierreMarch 9, 2018
Wisconsin is one of the few states that recognize the compensability of mental injuries in all forms under worker’s compensation law. That...

Belief That Disability-Causing Treatment Was For a Work-Related Condition Isn’t Enough

Kristin PierreOctober 19, 2017
On June 30, 2017, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its opinion in Flug v. Labor and Industry Review Commission, addressing...

Why Carry Worker’s Comp Insurance? Because There Are Stiff Penalties if You Don’t

Clarke SugarAugust 4, 2017
Complying with Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation laws is critical for any business or individual with employees who provide services in the state. This...

Changes to Prevailing Wage Laws in Wisconsin

Leslie SammonFebruary 13, 2017
Wisconsin has traditionally had three separate prevailing wage laws covering (1) projects bid or negotiated by a local governmental unit,...

Wisconsin Employer’s Guide to Beating an ‘Unreasonable Refusal to Rehire’ Penalty Claim

Troy ThompsonOctober 16, 2016
The average employer is generally caught off guard to learn that its worker’s compensation insurance carrier will not provide a...

Cheerleaders: ‘F-L-S-A! The Law Says You Have to Pay!’

Tyler WilkinsonFebruary 1, 2016
A number of professional cheerleaders have filed wage and hour lawsuits against high-profile employers alleging they were not paid at...

Don’t Just Assume! Follow Up With Employees Who May Need FMLA Leave

Micheal HahnDecember 21, 2015
What happens when an employee tells you about a medical condition that could qualify for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave?...

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...