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New NRB Action on Environmental Rules

Patrick StevensNovember 19, 2019
At its October meeting, the Wisconsin Natural Resources Board (NRB) took up a wide variety of environmental matters.  These items...

Dane County Nonconforming Use Gravel Pits – Update on New Regulatory Approach

Buck Sweeney, Mitch OlsonNovember 13, 2019
In 1968, Dane County adopted an ordinance that changed the land use for non-metallic mineral extraction from a permitted use...

DOL Opinion Letter Signs Off on FMLA Leave for Certain School Meetings

Jeremy LangeNovember 8, 2019
In a recent opinion letter, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) established that parents attending certain school meetings for their...

Misclassifying Employees as Independent Contractors is Not Unfair Labor Practice

Michael WestcottNovember 5, 2019
For the first time, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has addressed whether misclassifying employees as independent contractors violates the...

What Employers Need to Know About Breastfeeding at Work

Kathryn GriggNovember 5, 2019
The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) requires certain employers to provide basic accommodations—including break time and a designated space other...

Myths About Restrictive Covenants WI Employers Can Throw to the Curb

Dave McCormackNovember 1, 2019
Restrictive covenants can help employers guard against unfair competition by an employee. To be enforceable in Wisconsin, however, they must...

Unintended Result: Zero-Tolerance Policy for N-word Leads to Security Guard’s Firing

Saul GlazerOctober 21, 2019
National and international media have picked up on the termination of Marlon Anderson, a Wisconsin high school security guard who...

Natural Resources Board Approves Moving Forward with Air, Stormwater, and Nitrate Regulations

Patrick StevensOctober 18, 2019
The Wisconsin Natural Resources Board met on September 25th and moved three environmental rule proposals forward.  Each of these proposals...

7th Circuit Upholds Decision to Fire Striking Worker After Dangerous Highway Incident

Troy ThompsonOctober 15, 2019
On August 9, 2019, the 7th Circuit affirmed a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finding that an employer lawfully fired...