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The Importance of a Sound Document Retention Policy

December 11, 2007
Many employers are uncertain about their obligation to retain employment records. While state and federal law may require the retention...

Workplace Poster Requirements

Leslie SammonDecember 1, 2007
Several federal and Wisconsin laws require you to post information in the workplace explaining employees’ rights under the law. Failure...

Convictions are Not Necessarily Related to Employment

November 1, 2007
Joachim Vetter was employed as a certified nursing assistant at the Brown County Mental Health Center. Brown County, which was...

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...

Consistently Poor Evaluations Result in Dismissal of Race, Retaliation Claims

Lori LubinskyOctober 1, 2007
The Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Wisconsin) recently up-held the dismissal of an employee’s lawsuit under Title...

Random Drug Testing for Public Works Projects

October 1, 2007
Wisconsin recently enacted a law requiring substance abuse prevention programs on most state public works projects. Wis. Stat. § 103.503...

Updated Age Discrimination Regulations Released

Leslie SammonOctober 1, 2007
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released updated regulations for the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), taking into...

Court of Appeals Holds That a Business Owner Is Not Liable for a Structural Defect Due to the Statute of Repose

Buck SweeneyAugust 1, 2007
In Rosario v. Acuity and Oliver Adjustment Co., Inc., a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision, the court refused to hold...