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Posted on September 1, 2001 by Kevin E. Wolf
Last year, the United States Supreme Court increased the burden on employers to disprove claims of discrimination. In a case known as the Reeves decision, the Supreme Court, for the first time, allowed a jury to find that discrimination had occurred based on “inferences” of discrimination rather than on direct evidence of discrimination. In other […]
Posted on March 1, 2001 by Ruder Ware Alumni
Many people think of trusts as stodgy legal documents used primarily for leaving money to heirs. But the truth is that trusts are much more than that. Trusts can be used for a broad variety of purposes, from charitable gifting to reducing your taxes. A trust is simply a formal agreement that assigns ownership of […]
Posted on January 9, 2001 by Ruder Ware Alumni
A noncompete provision prohibits an individual from competing against the individual’s employer or former employer during his or her employment and after the employment relationship has ended. Wisconsin has adopted a law which addresses the legality of noncompete provisions. Section 103.465 of the Wisconsin Statutes states that a provision prohibiting an individual from competing with […]