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NLRB to Unionized Employers - Hiring Permanent Strike Replacements is Not Always Lawful and Motive Now Matters

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

It is well settled that once a union exercises its weapon to engage in an economic strike, an employer is empowered to continue its business operations through hiring of permanent strike-replacement employees.  Whether a strike-replacement employee is “p…

New Wisconsin Organ and Bone Marrow Donation Leave Law Becomes Effective July 1, 2016

Posted on June 23, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Some may have forgotten that on April 1, 2016, Governor Walker signed a new law providing qualifying employees with the right to take up to 6 weeks of unpaid leave from work in a 12-month period, to serve as bone marrow and organ donors. The new law, 201…

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Rejects Labor and Industry Review Commission's Worker's Compensation Determination as Unreasonable

Posted on June 28, 2016, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Circuit courts and appellate courts commonly apply “great weight deference” to worker’s compensation benefit determinations made by the Labor and Industry Review Commission (“LIRC”), but not this time.  In an unpublished opinion issued by the Wisconsin C…

Withdrawal of Recognition of Union – Automatic Complaint

Posted on June 29, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Recent action by the National Labor Relations Board has challenged a long-standing labor precedent that may directly affect Wisconsin companies because of the implementation of the Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law.  Because of the Right-to-Work Law, many c…

Wetlands Determinations - Uncertainty for the Clean Water Rule?

Posted on June 30, 2016, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
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On May 31, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. holding that approved judicial determinations as to the presence of wetlands issued by the Corps of Engineers constitute “fi…