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Eau Claire Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Law Conference - Spring 2016

Posted on April 4, 2016, Authored by ,

Please contact: Teresa Meier  tmeier@ruderware.com (715) 834.3425 Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court Eau Claire, WI Registration: 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: 8:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Never a Dull Moment in the Employe…

What Does ADA Accessible Mean?

Posted on April 4, 2016, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

In a recent blog, I wrote about the potential of litigation requiring a business to make its website ADA accessible.  I noted that it is still not clear what a business may be required to do under this legal argument.  A recent court decision in Californ…

Annual CWSHRM Human Resources & Labor Law Conference - 2016

Posted on April 6, 2016, Authored by ,

Holiday Inn and Suites 1000 Imperial Dr Rothschild, WI  Additional information on presentations and speakers is available on CWSHRM’s website. Included in the event registration fee is a continental breakfast starting at 7:30, and a plated lunch choi…

Eau Claire Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Law Conference - 2016

Posted on April 7, 2016, Authored by ,

Holiday Inn South 4751 Owen Ayres Court Eau Claire, WI  54701 Please contact: Angela Mothes at amothes@ruderware.com (715) 834-3425 Registration: 7:30 a.m. Welcome and Introductions: 8:00 a.m. 8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Never a Dull Mome…

NLRB Blogs

Posted on April 13, 2016, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

I have written a number of blogs regarding the position of the National Labor Relations Board relating to protected speech for employees.  The NLRB and its General Counsel have been very aggressive in concluding that the conduct of employees should be co…

Is Obesity a Disabling Condition?

Posted on April 14, 2016, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

A recent decision from the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals addressed whether obesity automatically qualifies as a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.  In a decision filed by an applicant for employment who was ultimately denied employment …

Repeated Inadvertent Errors Do Not Constitute “Substantial Fault” For Unemployment Insurance (Or For Worker’s Compensation)

Posted on April 25, 2016, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

“Substantial fault” is a new concept that may determine whether a terminated employee is eligible for unemployment insurance benefits.  In 2013 the Wisconsin Legislature amended the unemployment insurance eligibility statute to create “substantial fault”…