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Obesity Not a Disability Under ADA Absent Underlying Physiological Problem

Saul GlazerAugust 4, 2019
In a case involving a severely heavyset employee, the 7th Circuit recently decided obesity isn’t a disability protected by the...

Proposed Changes to Overtime Regs Lead List of Wage and Hour Issues to Watch

Leslie SammonAugust 4, 2019
In March 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced two proposed rules that would affect overtime. The first rule...

Supreme Court Resolves Circuit Split on Title VII’s Charge-Filing Requirement

Aneet KaurAugust 4, 2019
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 requires employees to exhaust certain administrative remedies before pursuing an employment...

The Task at Hand: Focusing on Worker Classification

Danielle BaudhuinJuly 30, 2019
On April 15, 2019, Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers announced the creation of the Joint Enforcement Task Force on Payroll Fraud...

U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Title VII Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Cases

Morgan StippelJuly 29, 2019
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees or job applicants on...

Grandfather Knows Best?

Elizabeth LanzhammerJuly 15, 2019
Grandparent visitation has been an evolving field of law in Wisconsin.  Under Wis. Stat. Sec. 767.43, certain persons may petition...

Do We Have to Pay Our Computer Programmers Overtime?

Heath StrakaJuly 8, 2019
Certain classes of highly skilled workers in our economy are exempt from having to be paid overtime. This article focuses...

DOL Proposes New Salary Threshold for White-Collar Overtime Exemption

Justin LessnerJuly 8, 2019
On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed its much-awaited rule to expand overtime protections for executive,...

An Overview of ‘Donning and Doffing’ in Wisconsin

Jennifer LutherJuly 1, 2019
It’s officially spring. This time of year, we doff our winter gear and eagerly don sunglasses and spring jackets. The...