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Dean Dietrich Selected as ATHENA Leadership Award Recipient

Posted on November 4, 2015, Authored by ,

We are pleased to announce Dean Dietrich was selected as the Wausau Chamber’s 2015 ATHENA Leadership Award recipient.  The ATHENA Leadership Award® is presented to a woman ---or man--- who is honored for professional excellence, community service, and for…

Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Regarding Tattoos

Posted on November 6, 2015, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

A recent decision by a federal judge in Chicago has upheld the right of the City of Chicago to require police officers to cover visible tattoos while on duty.  The Chicago Police Department implemented a Department policy that banned the display of tatto…

School Law Seminar

Posted on November 6, 2015, Authored by ,

To register please contact Shannon Jacobson at: sjacobson@ruderware.com or (715) 845-4336. We look forward to seeing you. Holiday Inn & Suites, 1000 Imperial Ave, Rothschild, WI Ruder Ware is presenting a School Law seminar on December 3, 2015 …

Court of Appeals Gives Protection to Employee “Like” of Negative Comments

Posted on November 10, 2015, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

A recent decision by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the decision by the National Labor Relations Board that action taken by two employees on a Facebook page should be considered protected speech and therefore the employees should not have…

NOTICE! - He’s Back! Almost 50 Bills Signed into Law Recently by Governor Walker

Posted on November 16, 2015, Authored by Kevin J.T. Terry
Kevin J.T. Terry
Attorney
Wausau Office
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Last week, Governor Walker signed into law almost fifty new bills, many of which affect local government units, schools, and private employers’ human resource departments. My intent over coming days and weeks is to provide a summary of some of the import…

Legal Updates on Bills Affecting Employers, Schools, and Local Governments

Posted on November 17, 2015, Authored by Kevin J.T. Terry
Kevin J.T. Terry
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

As a service to our clients, contributors to the Blue Ink will be drafting legal updates regarding the recent bills signed by Governor Walker. Many of the bills directly affect both public sector and private sector employers. The first update in this ser…

Court of Appeals Supports Handbook Rule Urging, But Not Requiring, Employees to Take Their Complaints Directly to Their Supervisor

Posted on November 18, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent decision by the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals reversed in part the National Labor Relations Board’s order against a private-sector employer regarding its employee handbook employee-complaint provision finding that the handbook rule was lawf…

Five Ruder Ware Attorneys Selected for Wisconsin Super Lawyers

Posted on November 18, 2015, Authored by ,

Attorneys Mark Bradley, Melissa Kampmann, Mark Munson, Randi Osberg, and Bryan Symes have been selected as Wisconsin Super Lawyers.  Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to rec…

Employers Get Break For Now

Posted on November 19, 2015, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

In a surprise announcement, the Solicitor of Labor, Patricia Smith, has indicated the final rule on overtime eligibility being considered by the Department of Labor will likely not be declared final and implemented until late 2016.  During a panel discus…

Worker’s Compensation Light Duty Programs for Occupationally Injured Employees and the ADA

Posted on November 24, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Employers often establish a light-duty program that is reserved for employees who have work-related injuries or conditions during their healing periods.  The hallmarks of these programs is that temporary light-duty work is reserved for those employees re…