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Congress Declines to Extend Mandated FFCRA Leave Beyond December 31 But Provides Tax Credit to Employers Who Voluntarily Extend Paid Leave
Note: This client update is based on the stimulus bill passed by Congress and sent to the President for signature earlier this week. This bill is not law until the President signs the legislation, and recent news reports suggest that President Trump finds some portions of the stimulus bill objectionable. We will continue to monitor...
Post COVID-19 Return to Work
Amidst all the controversy and uncertainty as to when both “essential” and “non-essential” businesses will reopen, one thing is certain: at some point in the future all businesses who have survived the crisis will reopen. This article focuses on some of the employment law issues and challenges which business leadership will need to assess when...
School District COVID-19 Update and Resources
The current COVID-19 health emergency has confronted school districts with a wide variety of serious challenges. The purpose of this article is to compile useful information pertaining to several key recurring topics and serve as a reference tool. Italicized items are excerpts from the source documents linked below. Given the fast moving developments in this...
Employers: “Wisconsinize” Your Handbooks and Policies
Wisconsin has some unique qualities discovered by newcomers, among them cheese curds, booyah and supper clubs. New employers in Wisconsin, or those operated by national or international entities, may also encounter provisions of Wisconsin employment law that go beyond or differ from federal law. This article will highlight some of those areas.
Employer Accommodation Obligations Differ Under Federal and State Law
Two recent cases serve to highlight important differences between the obligations employers face under federal and Wisconsin disability discrimination laws. Wisconsin employers need to be cautious and take those differences into account when making employment decisions.
Employers Face Difficult Leave Issues
One of the more complex issues employers face from time to time is a request from an employee for extended or sporadic leave related to a medical condition. This article will touch on a number of the factors to consider in such scenarios, as well as highlight a recent federal court case which dealt with...
Court Denies Teachers’ Attempt at Pre-Act 10 Protections
In a resounding success for Wisconsin school districts, another attempt by the Wisconsin Education Association Council to use the courts to re-insert pre-Act 10 collectively bargained terms into individual teaching contracts has been rejected.
School and Higher Education Law Newsletter
Featured News: U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in on Transgender Issue as Wisconsin Federal Judge Allows Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit to Proceed Under Title IX Court Denies Teachers' Attempt at Pre-Act 10 Protections Playing with Fire - Are You Using PBIS Appropriately with Disciplinary Removals? Wisconsin Court of Appeals Upholds School District's Post-Act 10 Reduction of...
Wisconsin Passes Right to Work Law
By Robert W. Burns
Labor & Employment Client Newsletter
Featured News: Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation Review School Board Policies On Releasing Student Directory Data Event: Davis & Kuelthau's 37th Annual Public Officials Program Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation How well do your employees understand their total compensation beyond their base salary? Many employers are now providing information directly to individual employees...