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Presidential Veto = Quickie Election Rules

Posted on April 1, 2015, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

President Obama has vetoed the legislation passed by Congress that would prevent the implementation of the quickie election rules authored by the National Labor Relations Board. These new rules expedite the union representation election process and elimi…

New Day for Union Representation Elections

Posted on April 14, 2015, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Today is the day that the new “quickie election” regulations take effect. As of writing this blog, we have not heard of any legal challenge that has successfully stopped the new regulations from being implemented. Under the new regulations, a union repre…

Federal Court Says Working From Home is Not Automatic Accommodation

Posted on April 15, 2015, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

A recent decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission failed in its claim that Ford Motor Company violated the Americans With Disabilities Act by failing to accommodate an employee with irritable bo…

Woodchucks Hit Homerun with Expansion Plans

Posted on April 16, 2015, Authored by , Filed under Community

The Wisconsin Woodchucks announced plans to implement phase two of Wausau Athletic Park’s renovations at a press conference today. The $3M project includes a complete reconstruction of the third base grandstands and sports deck area as well as a state-of…

Federal Court Applies Worker’s Compensation Exclusive Remedy to Asbestos Secondary Exposure Lawsuit

Posted on April 20, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Plaintiffs in asbestos personal injury and wrongful death lawsuits often attempt to circumvent the exclusive remedy of worker’s compensation. The federal district court for the Western District of Wisconsin has recently applied Wisconsin’s exclusive reme…

Attorney Aric Burch Joins Ruder Ware

Posted on April 22, 2015, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware is pleased to announce the addition of Aric Burch to our Wausau attorney team.  Aric advises individuals and business owners in all aspects of personal estate and business planning. As part of his practice, Aric facilitates the formation, o…

“Waters of the United States”: Something More Than Actually Navigable Waters

Posted on April 29, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
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The joint initiative of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) and the United States Army Corps of Engineers (“Corps”) to define the “waters of the United States” is the result of three U.S. Supreme Court cases that develop the “signif…

Local Government Seminar - Spring 2015

Posted on April 30, 2015, Authored by ,

Holiday Inn - Rothschild 1000 Imperial Ave. Rothschild, WI  Register by calling Shannon Jacobson at 715.845.4336, or by email to sjacobson@ruderware.com Ruder Ware is sponsoring its Spring Local Government Seminar on April 30, 2015.  New Format:  D…