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Recent Decisions Support Requirements for Working Extra Hours

Posted on July 2, 2018, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Several recent federal court decisions have reaffirmed the right of an employer to require an employee to work extra hours or rotating hours of work as a part of the normal duties of a position provided there is legitimate reason for such requirement.  I…

Qualifying for Favorable Lending Terms in a Financially Stressed Market

Posted on July 3, 2018, Authored by John D. Leary
John D. Leary
Attorney
Eau Claire Office
, Filed under Ag-Visor

Uncertainties in agricultural markets continue to impact lenders’ financing decisions as well as loan terms and conditions. But there are ways to qualify for favorable lending terms even in a time of financial stress and challenging markets. A prospec…

Non-Economic Damage Limitation Upheld by the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Posted on July 11, 2018, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has issued a ruling in the case of Mayo v. Wisconsin Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund.  The Supreme Court’s decision, which was handed down on June 27, 2018, overturned a lower court decision that found the non-…

Will Parents’ Long-Term Care Costs Sink the Farm?

Posted on July 11, 2018, Authored by Aric D. Burch
Aric D. Burch
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Ag-Visor

Problems can result when parents maintain ownership of a farm but need long-term health-care services from an assisted-living facility or nursing home. Expenses associated with long-term care can jeopardize a farm business if not properly managed ahead o…

Employee Use of Company E-mail May be Protected from Company View

Posted on July 25, 2018, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Companies have always taken the position that an employee’s use of company e-mail is not private, and can be accessed and reviewed by the company at any time.  There have been a large number of court cases, which have held that a company that has issued …

Attendance at Work May Not Be An Essential Function of a Job

Posted on July 30, 2018, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

There have been a lot of court cases over the years that have acknowledged that attendance at work is a critical (and logical) essential function of someone’s job.  A recent decision by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals has raised a caution about this c…

Is Your Website Accessible to Individuals with Disabilities?

Many are unaware that the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) applies to websites as well as physical facilities. A review of court dockets around the country shows that plaintiffs are filing an increasing number of lawsuits against companies allegin…