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Religious Accommodations: Responding to Time-Off Requests During the Holidays

Aneet KaurDecember 28, 2017
According to statistics compiled by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the number of religion- based charges filed under Title...

Court of Appeals Sends Silica Rule Back to OSHA

Micheal HahnDecember 22, 2017
Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, DC issued a ruling on industry and union challenges to the new...

Statutory Close Corporation

Don MurnNovember 21, 2017
A statutory close corporation can simplify the complexities of your business life.  When I first started practicing law in 1985,...

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...