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Federal Court of Appeals Gives Split Decisions in Trio of Hostile Work Environment Sexual Harassment Cases

Michael ModlJune 1, 2007
The Seventh Circuit issued a trio of decisions recently in a five week period addressing claims of hostile work environment...

Court Limits Power of Municipalities to Require the Installation of Public Improvements by Subdividers

Buck Sweeney, Greg Collins, Robert Procter, Timothy FennerApril 1, 2007
In Town of Delton v. Liston, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that a municipality does not have the authority to...

Reemployment Rights Following Military Service

April 1, 2007
Law of the Month Many Wisconsinites have temporarily departed home, family, and employment in support of our country’s current military...

Court of Appeals Narrows Open Meetings Law Exception

Buck Sweeney, Lori Lubinsky, Timothy FennerMarch 1, 2007
In State ex rel. Citizens for Responsible Development v. City of Milton, a recent decision interpreting Wisconsin’s open meetings law, the...

Court Dismisses Older Employee’s Age Complaint

Troy ThompsonMarch 1, 2007
On February 8, 2007, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of an older...

Record Retention in an Electronic World

February 1, 2007
Employers struggle to reconcile traditional notions of record retention with the task of retaining and locating all of the data...

Wisconsin Prohibits Discrimination Against Employees for the Use or Non-Use of Lawful Products

February 1, 2007
Employment Law of the Month In Wisconsin, employers are prohibited from discriminating against any individual on the basis of, among...

Court Resolves Asbestos Testing Standard Controversy

Buck Sweeney, Carl SinderbrandJanuary 1, 2007
A recent decision by the court of appeals clarifies a building material asbestos testing standard applicable to demolition and remodeling...