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Lessons on Navigating the Minefield of Restrictive Covenants

Michael ModlOctober 19, 2017
Over the last several years, Wisconsin appellate courts have decided a number of cases that have changed the law regarding...

Wisconsin Employer Learns That Employment Applications Can Be Discriminatory, Too

Leslie SammonOctober 19, 2017
The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA) prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals in employment based on arrest or conviction records. The prohibition extends...

Retaliation Claims During OSHA Investigations Can Add Scrutiny to Employment Practices

Tyler WilkinsonOctober 19, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act) prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for participating in Occupational Safety and...

Belief That Disability-Causing Treatment Was For a Work-Related Condition Isn’t Enough

Kristin PierreOctober 19, 2017
On June 30, 2017, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its opinion in Flug v. Labor and Industry Review Commission, addressing...

No ADEA Liability for Terminating Retirees Because of Benefit Costs

Saul GlazerOctober 17, 2017
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Wisconsin employers) recently decided an interesting and complex...

AutoZone Employee Can’t Prove ‘Segregating or Classifying’ Claim Under Title VII

Danielle BaudhuinOctober 17, 2017
Many employers are aware that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits them from failing to hire a...

Landowners Beware: Option Agreements May Leave You with Very Few Options

Conor LeedomOctober 9, 2017
On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”) announced it will establish manufacturing facilities in the Village of Mount...

Microchipping Employees Creates Lots of Risk and Unanswered Questions

Justin LessnerOctober 3, 2017
A Wisconsin-based technology company, Three Square Market, recently announced a pilot program to implant microchips in its employees. There’s significant...

Time Was Not on Walgreens’ Side: Wisconsin Employee’s Retaliation Claim Revived

Michael ModlSeptember 26, 2017
Regina Baines worked as a pharmacy technician in a Milwaukee Walgreens store. In 2007, she filed a charge of race...