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Published Before November 23, 2015

The content in the following publications is based upon the state of the law at the time of its original publication. As legal developments change quickly, the content in these publications may not remain accurate as laws change over time. None of the information contained in these publications is intended as legal advice or opinion relative to specific matters, facts, situations, or issues. You should not act upon the information in these publications without discussing your specific situation with legal counsel.

Department of Homeland Security Issues Final Regulation Regarding "Safe Harbor" Procedures for Employers Who Receive "No-Match" Letters"

September 6, 2007
On August 15, 2007, the Federal Register published the Department of Homeland Security's final regulation outlining the safe harbor procedures for employers who receive no-match letters (i.e., name of employee/job applicant does not match listed social…

Senate Bill 165 - Wisconsin Fair Employment Act

August 28, 2007
The Wisconsin State Senate Labor Committee is hearing Senate Bill 165 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in Room 411 South of the State Capitol Building.   Senate Bill 165 creates unlimited compensatory and punitive damages for WFEA Claims. The…

IRS Grants Welcome Relief to School Districts


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Authored by Mary Ellen Schill, August 20, 2007
The IRS recently issued a press release assuring school districts that the recent changes to IRS regulations affecting deferred compensation programs will not impact the way teachers' or school employees' pay is taxed during the 2007-2008 school year. A…

Court Authorizes EEOC to Create Exemption Under ADEA

August 7, 2007
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals recently issued an opinion that supports the ability of employers to reduce or eliminate the health benefits payable to retirees who qualify for Medicare. The road leading to this decision began with the Third Circuit's…

Employers Dealt Another Blow by Wisconsin Supreme Court

August 1, 2007
The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently issued a decision that will have a dramatic impact upon an employer's obligation to provide reasonable accommodations for disabled employees.   We are providing a detailed analysis of this decision because it will…

Family Military Leave

July 26, 2007
A bill has been introduced in the Wisconsin legislature, Senate Bill 173, which amends Wisconsin's Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) to include Family Military Leave. The Bill entitles an employee who is member of the United States Armed Forces, the…

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Limits on Student Speech at School

July 3, 2007
On June 25, 2007, the United States Supreme Court ruled that a school district had not violated a student's First Amendment right to free speech when it required the student to remove a banner from a school-sanctioned event that stated "Bong HiTS 4…

School Districts Should Prepare For IRS Contact Regarding Tax-Sheltered Annuity Plans


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Authored by Mary Ellen Schill, June 22, 2007
The IRS recently announced an expansion of the 403(b) Universal Availability project originally launched in June 2006 which involves sending questionnaires to public school districts throughout the U.S. in an effort to ensure compliance with the universal…

Employees Allowed 180-Days to File Title VII Claims

June 18, 2007
In Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., No. 05-1074 (U.S. May 29, 2007), the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that for purposes of calculating an employee's 180-day time limit for bringing a Title VII claim, the employer's initial unlawful decision to set…

Termination During Healing Period Requires Renewed TTD Payment Under Worker's Compensation Law


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Authored by Russell W. Wilson, June 18, 2007
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of an employee's claim for renewed workers' compensation temporary total disability benefits ("TTD") after he was fired for having violated a very important safety rule. The employee, Dennis Race, was an…