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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...

Baiting Deer Illegally or Just Feeding the Squirrels?

Buck Sweeney, Tyler WilkinsonJune 26, 2017
People ask all the time whether it is illegal to bait or feed animals in Wisconsin. The lawyer answer, that...

Louisiana Court Allows Case for Workplace Violence Due to Off-Work Dispute

Saul GlazerJune 26, 2017
The Louisiana Court of Appeal recently issued a decision allowing an employee to pursue a claim against her employer arising...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Interprets “Substantial Fault”

Leslie SammonJune 14, 2017
In 2013, Wisconsin’s unemployment compensation law was amended, creating a two-tiered system for determining when an employee is disqualified from...

Court of Appeals Clarifies “Constructive Notice” Under Wisconsin’s Construction Lien Laws

Justin LessnerJune 12, 2017
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently revisited the issue of when a contractor loses its lien rights after the owner...

Is Someone Watching Me? Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace Video Surveillance

Justin LessnerJune 8, 2017
For many years, it has been common practice for banks, retail stores, gas stations, and other employers that regularly interact...

7th Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Michael ModlJune 8, 2017
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers with 15 or more...

Serial Commas May Not Seem Like a Big Deal – Until You Omit One

Micheal HahnMay 25, 2017
Commas are often overlooked, but they are a necessary, and often important, punctuation mark. For example, if I said that...