Tag Archives: Wisconsin

Top 5 Mistakes Employers Make with Their Employee Handbooks

As 2016 winds down and a new year approaches, now is a great time for employers to think about their employee handbooks and employment policies in general.  As employers go about that thought-process, here are a few common mistakes employers should try to avoid: (1) Self-Regulation:  Employers often include items in handbooks that are not … Continue reading this entry

Wisconsin Supreme Court Split Over Hormel Wage and Hour Claims

Wage and Hour
Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in UFCW v. Hormel Foods Corp., 2016 WI 13 (March 1, 2016). Unfortunately, many are wondering if the decision will provide useful guidance for Wisconsin employers on the application of two significant wage and hour concepts: (i) whether certain activities are preliminary and/or postliminary, such that … Continue reading this entry

Wisconsin Evens the Score by Becoming the Twenty-Fifth Right-to-Work State — So What Happens Now?

Wisconsin’s Legislature passed a “right-to-work” (RTW) law on Friday, March 6, 2015, and Wisconsin Governor (and possible presidential candidate) Scott Walker promptly signed the bill into law today. Wisconsin has now become the nation’s twenty-fifth state to exercise the option to have a right-to-work law. This article provides a brief summary of the law and … Continue reading this entry

Wisconsin to Eliminate Punitive and Compensatory Damages in Discrimination Cases

On February 21, 2012, the Wisconsin Assembly passed a bill that would eliminate the potential for compensatory and punitive damages for employees who prevail on their discrimination claims in the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (DWD). When signed by Governor Scott Walker (which seems certain), 2011 Senate Bill 202  will still entitle employees to reinstatement … Continue reading this entry