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Act 10 Seventh Circuit Update

Posted on January 25, 2013, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Local Governments and School Districts

As we wait for the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to weigh in on many fundamental principles of Act 10, the Seventh Circuit recently announced that it believes the entirety of Act 10 passes constitutional muster. While this decision certainly does not signif…

Accurate Job Descriptions Key in ADA Case

Posted on April 7, 2013, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

The Eighth Circuit recently decided a case that stands for the notion that an employer's description of the essential functions of an employee's job, and not the employee's specific personal experience in the job, is critical in determining whether or no…

Walk-Off Home Run Beats Employer in the Bottom of the Ninth

Posted on June 20, 2013, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

All sports fans know that in baseball, it is a critical advantage to be the home team. This is because the home team bats last in the ninth inning and has the last crack at hitting the game winning home run. A recent case in New York (Allen v. Chanel, In…

Federal Court Decision Supports Strict Call-In Procedures

Posted on August 15, 2013, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Many employers maintain no-fault attendance policies requiring advanced notice of absences and a voluntary quit provision when an employee fails to report to work for two days without providing notice. These policies assist companies in meeting client de…

"Can you hear me now?" Supreme Court May Provide Clarity on Cell Phone Searches

Posted on January 21, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Local Governments and School Districts

Last Friday, the Supreme Court decided to tackle an issue that may impact school districts. The Court will review a pair of cases about whether the police need a warrant to search the contents of a criminal suspect's cell phone. While school district adm…

Is a Policy of 12 Months and You're Out, Out?

Posted on February 28, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

The United Parcel Service, Inc.'s (UPS) motion to dismiss a claim filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) challenging the company's leave policy was denied last week by the U.S. District Court in Illinois. EEOC v. United Parcel Servic…

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