State of the States: The Department of Labor's Review of State Worker's Compensation Systems (Part II)Posted on Tue Jan 10th, 2017 at 8:52 amIn October, the Department of Labor released a report that is highly critical of the state worker's compensations systems. This article is the second of two and focuses on the DOL's recommendations and big picture context of the report, particularly in Wisconsin.
State of the States: The Department of Labor's Review of State Worker's Compensation Systems (Part I)Posted on Mon Dec 19th, 2016 at 9:25 amIn October, the Department of Labor released a report that is highly critical of the state worker's compensations systems. This article is the first of two and focuses on the DOL's findings, particularly in light of the 1972 National Commission on State Workmen's Compensation Laws.
2016 Worker’s Compensation Act Changes: Temporary Disability Liability in Discharge or Suspension CasesPosted on Thu Oct 27th, 2016 at 2:50 pmIn March 2016 several new provisions in the Worker's Compensation Act took effect, including changes to calculation of permanent partial disability. Another notable change for 2016 is a statutory revision that affects the carrier's liability for temporary disability in certain cases where the employee has been terminated or suspended.
The Supreme Court Decision on the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA): What Does it Mean for Wisconsin Employers?Posted on Tue Aug 6th, 2013 at 3:57 pmA lot has been written about the recent Supreme Court decision in U. S. v. Windsor which invalidated part of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). But what does this decision mean for a Wisconsin employer?
I ran across this article on Linkedin.
When a small business owner thinks about his/her business and planning for its future, the owner needs to consider planning not only for the business but for his/her needs as the owner.
The NLRB, through several decisions and based upon remarks made by Acting General Counsel Lafe Solomon, will be focusing on at-will disclaimers noting that blanket at-will statements may violate the National Labor Relations Act.
EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance for the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964Posted on Tue Jul 17th, 2012 at 12:25 pmEEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance for the Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964
It is a great explanation of why everyone over the age of 18 should have a will.
The EEOC issued this press release after they obtained a summary judgment against an employer.
Recently a person (I will refer to her as Ann although that is not her real name) came to our firm with the following fact situation
Major revisions were made to the Wisconsin Statutes, Chapter 704 regarding landlords and tenants.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the arguments brought by 26 states questioning the right of Congress to mandate Americans to purchase health care coverage.
In April, 2011 changes were passed by the Wisconsin State Legislature which returned the limits on coverage and the types of coverage to pre-2009 levels.
Durable Power of Attorney for Finances and Property
Equal Employment opportunity/fair employment regulations
Leave and Return to work obligations