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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...

New Reasonableness Standard Applies to Public Notices of Governmental Meetings

Leslie SammonJuly 1, 2007
Wisconsin’s Open Meetings Law, which applies to meetings of certain state and local governmental bodies, recognizes the importance of having...

Court Rules That Bridge Construction Where There is No Preexisting Section of Highway Does Not Preclude County Aid

Buck SweeneyJuly 1, 2007
In Town of Madison v. Dane County, a recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals decision, the court held that the county was...

The Duty to Preserve Electronically Stored Information: A Primer for Human Resources Professionals

July 1, 2007
Recent studies show that approximately 95% of all information is created in electronic form. Less than 3% of that information...