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Russell W. Wilson
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Rock My World - Geology Field Trip

Posted on January 2, 2013, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Community

Russ Wilson is a member of a committee that is developing an outdoor geology exhibit for the Mead Wildlife Center that is owned and operated by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources in Wood County. The committee is gathering a variety of rock spe…

Inaccurate Background Checks Lead to $2.6 Million Reality Check for One Company

Posted on January 12, 2013, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Wow, the second largest civil penalty obtained by the Federal Trade Commission against a private company for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act caused me to take notice. Recently, the FTC for the first time charged an employment background scr…

Subrogation Under ERISA

Posted on April 25, 2013, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Mary Ellen Schill and I were talking about the e-alert that we posted April 19 on the right of reimbursement for self-insured group health plans under ERISA in light of the US Airways v. McCutcheon case decided by the U.S. Supreme Court on April 16. A co…

Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Policy Favors Immunity

Posted on July 21, 2014, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

The legal protection to employers in worker's compensation is immunity from lawsuits by employees. Please the check out the following link for a recent case that applies this principle. {CCM:BASE_URL}/legal-updates/wisconsin-workers-compensation-policy-f…

Third Party Settlements in Worker's Compensation

Posted on August 1, 2014, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

When a worker's compensation insurance carrier settles a third party claim, the injured employee is bound by the settlement amount. The full story on the Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision announced on July 22 can be found here.

Aggressive Conduct Toward Subordinate Places Sheriff in Jeopardy of Civil Suit Under Wisconsin Law

Posted on September 2, 2014, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Just how threatening and intimidating can a superior or co-employee act toward a subordinate or co-employee without incurring the risk of a civil lawsuit for damages under Wisconsin law? The federal district court in Madison faced that interesting questi…

Unsigned Legislative Memo: Drastic Changes Planned for Worker’s Compensation?

Posted on January 27, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Senator Jon Erpenbach’s (D-Madison) office released an unsigned memorandum addressed to “WC Stakeholders.” The memorandum is dated January 15, 2015, and its subject line reads “WC Reorganization.” While the memorandum is unsigned, it is clear that the au…

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Allows “Stacking” for Revision Prosthetic Procedures

Posted on February 12, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals issued its decision on February 4 in a consolidated appeal that allows permanent partial disability benefits to be “stacked” where revision prosthetic surgical procedures were necessary. The effect of the ruling is …

Worker’s Compensation Death Benefits: 17-Year-Old Dairy Farm Worker Killed

Posted on March 4, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

This post describes the worker’s compensation aspect of a tragic death—a 17-year-old boy was crushed when he was caught between a gate and a building while herding cows, according to OSHA’s Fatality/Catastrophe Weekly Incident Reports (11/28/2010). The w…

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