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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...

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...