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It is Now EZier for Charities to File for Tax Exempt Status

On July 1, 2014, the IRS introduced the new Form 1023-EZ which is a shorter application form to help smaller charities apply for tax exempt status. The standard Form 1023 is a 26 page form that charities must complete in order to obtain tax exempt, or 50…

Most Recent Final ACA Rules Address 90-Day Waiting Period: Getting Your Orientation

Posted on July 7, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Recently, the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Treasury, published final rules concerning the so-called "orientation" periods, which implicate the Affordable Care Act's ban on waiting periods exceeding 90 days. The final rules go into…

Contracted Employees: Will You Become a New Employer?

Posted on July 7, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Many companies use contracted employees to avoid the cost of human resources services and benefits. Under these arrangements, a company will hire another company to provide the employees that will do all or a portion of the production work for the busine…

Obesity as a Disability Under the ADA

Posted on July 8, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Recent court actions continue to support a claim that obesity is a covered disability. America's Car-Mart (Car-Mart) reached a mutual agreement to settle a claim brought by a former employee alleging that Car-Mart discharged him from his General Manager …

Wisconsin Worker's Compensation Policy Favors Immunity From Suit

Posted on July 14, 2014, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
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When the Worker's Compensation Act was adopted in Wisconsin the quid pro quo were no-fault benefits to the employee and protection to the employer against lawsuits. Wisconsin courts have consistently upheld the employers' end of the bargain. The Wisconsi…

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…

EEOC Issues Pregnancy Discrimination Guidelines - No Real Change for Wisconsin Employers

Posted on July 22, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

In the last two weeks, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has issued an Enforcement Guidance document on pregnancy discrimination and related issues. This Guidance is a comprehensive statement by the EEOC on pregnancy discrimination and t…

Micro-Unions: Is This The Future?

Posted on July 31, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Two recent decisions by the National Labor Relations Board in the retail sector have again raised questions about the new concept of micro-unions. A micro-union is a union representing a small group of employees within a large employer. This phenom…

Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds that Worker's Compensation Carrier's Settlement With Third Party Tortfeasor Binds the Employee to the Terms of the Settlement

Posted on July 31, 2014, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
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Wausau Office
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Under Worker's Compensation, an injured employee receives benefits on a "no-fault" basis and the employer receives immunity from civil suit for damages. When a third party's negligence causes or contributes to the employee's injury, however, the third pa…