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Living (Successfully) with T1D

Melissa Kampmann has been a Type 1 diabetic for 25 years; Makenna, her almost nine-year-old daughter, for about four years. It’s a misnomer that diabetes is hereditary, in fact it’s incredibly rare for a person that has diabetes to have a diabetic child.…

Supreme Court of Wisconsin Opens a Can: Rules Against Hormel in Donning and Doffing Case

Posted on March 2, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

On March 1, 2016, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin issued its opinion in UFCW Local 1473 v. Hormel Foods Corporation.  This is a pre-shift “donning” [putting on required clothes/equipment] and post-shift “doffing” [taking off required clothes/equipment] wa…

Federal Court Upholds NLRB’s Decision that Picker Who Bickered is Protected Under the National Labor Relations Act

Posted on March 14, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Earlier this month, the federal U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, which issues opinions that are controlling with respect to Wisconsin employers, determined that an employer’s decision to fire one of its workers violated the National Labor R…

DOL OT RULE UPDATE!!!! Release Date Now Expected in June of 2016

Multiple D.C. insiders and media outlets have reported that earlier this week the DOL forwarded the proposed final overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its mandatory review.  (If right now you are asking yourself, “what is the p…

Christmas in July?

Posted on March 18, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

I am afraid to report that many employees will be receiving a significant Christmas present in July.  The latest word is that the new FLSA regulations regarding exempt status will be issued in July and will be subject to a 60-day review period by Congres…

Disability Discrimination Lawsuits can be Expensive

Posted on March 21, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent settlement of a disability discrimination lawsuit against AT&T shows that a discrimination claim can be an expensive proposition.  AT&T settled a disability discrimination lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission by paying …

Is Your Website Discriminatory?

Posted on March 22, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Yes, there have now been a number of lawsuits filed over whether or not a company’s website is accessible under the Americans With Disabilities Act.  In many of these cases, the Department of Justice has joined in the lawsuit seeking to enforce Title III…

Local Government Seminar - Spring 2016

Posted on March 27, 2016, Authored by ,

To Register, please contact Shannon Jacobson at sjacobson@ruderware.com or by calling 715.845.4336 Holiday Inn & Suites 1000 Imperial Ave Rothschild, WI  54474 4:00 – 5:15 p.m. Recent Legislative Changes Impacting Local Governments. T…

Do Your Supervisors Actually Make Decisions?

Posted on March 31, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals puts a spotlight on that question:  Do your supervisors exercise discretion when supervising others?  This question is important because the recent Court of Appeals decision held that several emplo…