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Annual CWSHRM Human Resources & Labor Law Conference - 2015

Posted on March 1, 2015, Authored by ,

Holiday Inn and Suites 1000 Imperial Ave Rothschild, WI 54474 7:30 am Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 am Introductions 8:15 am Opening Keynote Presentation: STRATEGIC HR - THE NORMAL PLAY BOOK WON’T GET YOU THERE - Margaret Mo…

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…

Attorney G. Lane Ware Honored as a Champion of Business by Junior Achievement

Posted on March 6, 2015, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware is pleased to announce the selection of G. Lane Ware as a Champions of Business honoree by Junior Achievement of Northcentral Wisconsin.  Honorees represent successful business leaders who helped make the Wausau area and North Central Wisconsi…

“In Sickness and in Health…”: DOL Issues Final Rule Granting FMLA Rights to Married Same-Sex Couples

The DOL issued a Final Rule revising the Family and Medical Leave Act's (FMLA) definition so that eligible employees in legal same-sex and common law marriages can take FMLA leave to care for their spouse or family member, regardless of where they live. …

“In Sickness and in Health…”: DOL Issues Final Rule Granting FMLA Rights to Married Same-Sex Couples

In a win for same-sex married couples, the DOL has revised the FMLA so that employees in legal same-sex marriages can take FMLA leave to care for their spouse or family member, regardless of where they live. The regulation is effective March 27, 2015. Fo…

As Expected, Unions File Lawsuit to Challenge the Legality of Wisconsin’s Right-to-Work Law

Posted on March 11, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Yesterday, as expected, several labor unions filed suit in the Dane County Circuit Court, challenging the constitutionality of Wisconsin’s Right-to-Work Law [2015 Wisconsin Act 1]. A copy of the complaint filed by the labor unions is available here:  Rig…

The Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals Applies the “Significant Nexus” Test in Wetlands Litigation

Posted on March 16, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
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On March 10, 2015, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued an unpublished decision in Precon Development Corporation, Incorporated v. United States Army Corps of Engineers (link to Decision).  Unpublished decisions are not bindin…

Quickie Election Rules Likely Veto of Legislation

Posted on March 24, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

On March 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution to block the National Labor Relations Board from implementing the “quickie election” (or “ambush election”) rule. This legislation was previously approved by the U.S. Senate and now goes …

Light-Duty for Pregnant Employees – The Story Continues

Posted on March 27, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

On Wednesday, the United States Supreme Court overturned a decision from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that granted summary judgment to United Parcel Service dismissing a claim by an employee for pregnancy discrimination. The U.S. Supreme Cour…

Interacting with the Public is a Disability?

Posted on March 30, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent decision from the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals has opened the door for a lawsuit by an employee claiming that she suffered from a “social anxiety disorder” which impacted her ability to have personal interaction with others. In a decision involv…

Congress Tries to Stop Quickie Election Rules

Posted on March 31, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Action was taken by the United States Senate seeking to stop the implementation of the “quickie election” regulations scheduled to take effect in April. The Senate passed Senate Joint Resolution 8 to attempt to stall the implementation of these new Rules…