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The Quickie Elections Survive all Court Challenges

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

The quickie election rule adopted by the National Labor Relations Board has survived the first stages of legal challenge as a Washington D.C. Federal District Court has found that the election rules do not violate protected rights of employers.  Because …

Rapanos v. United States: The Narrow View, The Broad View, and the Search for the Significant Nexus to Clean Water Act Jurisdiction

Posted on August 10, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
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United States v. Riverside Bayview Homes, Inc. and Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers created a jurisdictional vacuum which Rapanos v. United States (“Rapanos”), 547 U.S. 715 (2006) attempted to fill by developing …

Disabling Condition? Protected Conduct?

Posted on August 10, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Two recent court decisions have opened the door for continued scrutiny on whether or not an individual is protected under the Americans With Disabilities Act.  In a Nebraska Federal Court case, the District Court held that an employee was not protected b…

Shoreland Zoning Limited

Posted on August 11, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Local Governments and School Districts

As many of you may know, on July 12, 2015, Governor Walker signed the Budget Bill (Act 55) into law.  While there were many notable changes that have received a great deal of attention, one particular change has passed unnoticed.  Prior to the passage…

Ruder Ware Innovator Award

Posted on August 14, 2015, Authored by ,

Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce creates award honoring G. Lane Ware.  "A distinguished attorney, G. Lane Ware was the consummate professional with a sincere drive to make the Wausau community a better place for life and for business. He was tire…

Local Government Seminar - Fall 2015

Posted on August 18, 2015, Authored by ,

Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites 1000 Imperial Ave Rothschild, Wisconsin (click here for information and directions). To Register, please contact Shannon Jacobson at sjacobson@ruderware.com or by calling 715.845.4336 4:00 - 4:30 p.m.  Update regarding Aff…

NLRB Rebuffed Again

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

The NLRB has again been rebuffed by the federal Court of Appeals in its pursuit of charges against employers for terminating employees due to the exercise of their protected speech rights.  In a recent decision from the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, t…

No Petition Required for Recertification

Posted on August 27, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Local Governments and School Districts

The Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) has announced that employers will not be required to file a recertification election petition if they are seeking recertification in the fall.  A recent Circuit Court decision from Milwaukee County (wh…

Discrimination Claim Over Hiring Process Settled

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

Target Corporation has agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle charges filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) alleging that the hiring process used for certain professional positions disproportionately screened out applicants based on r…