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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.

Broad Confidentiality Rule - Violation of Employee Rights?

Posted on August 11, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent decision from the National Labor Relations Board has again highlighted the lengths to which the NLRB will go to seek out protection of employee rights under Section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act. This Section allows employees to communic…

New Decision - Same Result - Same Worry

Posted on August 12, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Another decision from the National Labor Relations Board has created the same worry for employers. An NLRB judge recently ruled that several portions of a company employee handbook restricted the rights of workers to organize and discuss their conditions…

Local Government Seminar - Fall 2014

Posted on August 13, 2014, Authored by ,

Great Dane Pub & Brewing Company 2305 Sherman St, Wausau, WI Register by contacting Shannon Jacobson at 715.845.4336, 800.477.8050, or via email to sjacobson@ruderware.com Seating is limited, please register by September 23, 2014 Managing Emp…

Attention Deficit Disorder - Disability?

Posted on August 20, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

I have always been concerned that attention deficit disorder would become a commonplace claim of a disability by employees, especially employees who are subject to disciplinary action. A recent decision from the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals gives employe…

Duty to Accommodate Pre-Existing Conditions of an Employee?

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

There has always been a question whether an employer is required to provide accommodations to an employee who has suffered an injury that impacts the employee's ability to work when the injury occurred before the employee was hired. These types of injuri…

Update: Watch Out for NLRB Activism

Posted on August 26, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

I recently attended an employment law seminar sponsored by the State Bar of Wisconsin. One of the presenters was the Officer in Charge of Sub region 30 of the National Labor Relations Board. In a very candid and open discussion, the Officer in Charge mad…

Protecting Your Workplace May Be Getting Easier

Posted on August 27, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

On numerous occasions, we have received a phone call from a client that goes something like this: "An employee has reported to human resources that their (family member/friend/acquaintance) has been engaging in harassing behavior that the employee is con…

Lazy Days of Summer are Gone - EEOC Files Lawsuits

Posted on August 29, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

It appears the lazy days of summer have gone away. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently filed two lawsuits showing its aggressive stance to "cleanup" its view of discrimination matters. One lawsuit involved discrimination under the…