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Obesity as a Disabling Condition in Wisconsin?

Posted on March 6, 2018, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent decision from the State of California has held that obesity is considered a protected disability under California law if the condition of obesity is caused by a psychological condition.  This gave me pause to wonder whether obesity would be cons…

Let’s Start Over – 2018 Health Savings Account Cost of Living Adjustments

Posted on March 7, 2018, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

It is unusual for the IRS to implement a retroactive change to a previously announced limit (whether it be qualified plan limits or HSA limits).  Especially when the change is a reduction in the amount that taxpayers can save/contribute.  But who would d…

Obesity as Perceived Disability

Posted on March 9, 2018, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

I recently did a blog about obesity as a disability under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act.  I concluded that the condition of obesity did not automatically constitute a disability although courts could find that an employer discriminated against an obe…

Annual CWSHRM Human Resources & Labor Law Conference - 2018

Posted on March 13, 2018, Authored by ,

Holiday Inn & Suites, Rothschild, WI Included in the event registration fee is a continental breakfast starting at 7:30, lunch, and midday snacks. $150 for CWSHRM Members $175 for non-CWSHRM Members $60 for full-time college students Seating is li…

Changes in Federal Enforcement Cases and the Stark Law May Benefit Health Care Providers

Posted on March 16, 2018, Authored by Robert J. Reinertson
Robert J. Reinertson
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

Some recent changes in federal law and in federal agency interpretation of federal law may both clarify and relieve some regulatory obligations of health care providers. Lessening Dependence on Federal Agency Interpretations of Federal Law In late …

Local Government Seminar - Spring 2018

Posted on March 16, 2018, Authored by ,

Holiday Inn & Suites 1000 Imperial Ave, Rothschild, WI To register please contact Shannon Jacobson at: sjacobson@ruderware.com or (715) 845-4336. Online registration is also available. Ruder Ware's Fall Local Government Seminar is set for April 30…

Do You Really Need To Care About OSHA?

Posted on March 29, 2018, Authored by Robert J. Reinertson
Robert J. Reinertson
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Ag-Visor

There seems to be a fair amount of confusion among farmers as to what role the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) plays in regulating farming operations.  Among questions we get are “Do I as a farmer need to care about OSHA?” and “Does …