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Partial Obstruction of Billboard Does Not Constitute a Taking

Justin LessnerAugust 4, 2017
The construction of new buildings, bridges, overpasses and other structures can impact the visibility of billboards along a roadway. When...

Why Carry Worker’s Comp Insurance? Because There Are Stiff Penalties if You Don’t

Clarke SugarAugust 4, 2017
Complying with Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation laws is critical for any business or individual with employees who provide services in the state. This...

Kelo and Foxconn – How Soon They Forget

Steven StreckJuly 31, 2017
Private property may only be condemned if it is being taken for a “public use” according to the Fifth Amendment...

What’s In a Name? That Which We Call Children Born Out-of-Wedlock Is Not So Sweet.

Kathryn GriggJuly 28, 2017
For parents-to-be, choosing what to name your baby is a monumental decision, often accompanied by bickering and bargaining about each...

Curing Summertime Employment Blues: Dress Codes, Minors, Wage and Hour Issues

Michael ModlJuly 27, 2017
With the arrival of summertime in Wisconsin, employers face unique challenges as well as opportunities. Dress code infractions are more common during...

How to (Legally) Grow Marijuana in Wisconsin

Guy DuBeauJuly 25, 2017
For starters, let’s be clear:  No one in Wisconsin is presently legally cleared to grow marijuana.  While there are state-based...

Wisconsin Truck Driver was ‘Disabled’ Despite No Diagnosis During Employment

Michael WestcottJuly 25, 2017
The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of disability....

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Executive Branch Cannot Sanction Judges for Decisions

Timothy BarberJuly 7, 2017
In a recent decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the Crime Victims Rights Board (CVRB)—an executive branch agency—violated the...

Does Reasonable Accommodation Include a Promotion? Not Necessarily

Jeremy LangeJuly 5, 2017
A recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit (whose rulings apply to all Wisconsin employers) addressed the...