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Wisconsin Supreme Court Provides Clarity to the Test for Arrest and Conviction Discrimination

On March 10, 2022, the Wisconsin Supreme Court handed down a decision in Cree, Inc. v Labor and Industry Review Com’n, 2022 WI 15, that directly impacts how employers must understand their obligations to avoid arrest and conviction discrimination under Wis. Stat. § 111.335(3)(a)1. In 2015 Cree, Inc., interviewed Derrick Palmer for the position of…

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WI Supreme Court Takes Case Concerning Communication with Parents About Their Child’s Gender Identity, Names, and Pronouns at School

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently granted a petition for review of an injunction against the Madison Metropolitan School District relating to enforcement of its policies on gender identity. The original complaint was filed on February 18, 2020, by the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) in the Dane County Circuit Court. The complaint was…

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision Provides Opportunities to Reduce Future Unemployment Compensation Costs

On June 26, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development v. Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission, et al, 2018 WI 77, in which it held that the plain language of the applicable statute allows an employer to adopt its own absenteeism policy, allowing for a violation of…

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