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Accommodating Religious Practices – Use Your “Best Guess”

Posted on June 3, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

The United States Supreme Court, in the recent Abercrombie & Fitch decision, has said employers must use their best guess to determine whether or not an employee (or applicant) wants or needs an accommodation for a legitimate religious belief.  In this d…

Quickie Election Rules Increase Union Activity

Posted on June 5, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

The NLRB “quickie election” rules have been in effect for the past six weeks.  As predicted, the implementation of these new rules has resulted in a significant increase in union election petitions.  Under these new rules, the procedure to move from the …

I Hate my Boss - Disability?

Posted on June 9, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent decision by an appellate court in California held that the inability of an employee to work with a particular supervisor because of anxiety and stress caused by oversight from the supervisor was not a disability under California Disability Discr…

U.S. Supreme Court rules in King v. Burwell – Subsidies Available in All States

Posted on June 25, 2015, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
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Wausau Office
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The United States Supreme Court just held in the King v. Burwell case that taxpayers in states which have not established their own exchange are still entitled to the premium assistance subsidies.  The challengers in the Burwell case had argued that the …

U.S. Supreme Court Rules in King v. Burwell – Subsidies Available in All States

Posted on June 25, 2015, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

The United States Supreme Court just held in the King v. Burwell case that taxpayers in states that have not established their own exchange are still entitled to the premium assistance subsidies. Read more about the decision here.

Cucumber Farm in a Pickle: Farm’s Classification of Migrant Workers as Independent Contractors Violates Wage and Hour Law

Posted on June 29, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Recently, a federal appeals court determined that a cucumber farm violated the Fair Labor Standards Act when it classified its migrant laborers as independent contractors instead of employees, and failed to pay them the applicable minimum wage.  The case…