Several months ago, I wrote a blog article on the #Metoo Movement and sexual harassment in the workplace. Clients often ask about romantic relationships in the workplace. Are these unlawful? What are the risks? Well, that depends on the situation. If the relationship is truly consensual, then it would not run afoul of the federal […]
About Rebecca L. KentBecky assists businesses as they confront the legal questions and challenges that arise each day in the area of human resources. She provides legal services in the areas of employment and labor law and represents clients in employment and business-related litigation.
Employers often ask if they are able to deduct from an employee’s wages the cost of employer property, equipment and/or materials that have gone missing, were damaged, or that needed to be scrapped or repaired due to an employee’s carelessness, negligence or intentional actions. This question frequently arises when the employee quits or is terminated, […]
On February 8, 2018, we discussed the Wisconsin Appellate Court’s decision in In Re the Estate of Carolos Esterley Cerrato Rivera v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, No. 2017AP142, which opened the door to civil lawsuits in tort for personal injuries suffered by employees of temporary staffing agencies against their borrowing employer. As noted in […]
UPDATE – March 8, 2018: In response to the Wisconsin Appellate Court’s decision in In Re the Estate of Carolos Esterley Cerrato Rivera v. West Bend Mutual Insurance Company, No. 2017AP142 Governor Scott Walker signed 2017 Wisconsin Act 139 into law on February 28, 2018. As discussed further below, the Appellate Court in Riveria ruled […]
Last week, the Wisconsin Supreme Court again clarified the law in regards to restrictive covenants when it issued a decision in the case of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. John M. Lanning, 2018 WI 6, 2018 WL472928. The Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. John M. Lanning The Court decided that an employee non-solicitation provision was subject […]
Social media’s recent #MeToo movement, which was ignited by the allegations of sexual harassment and abuse lodged against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, has drawn attention to the continued prevalence of sexual harassment and sexual abuse in our society, and the need for employers to review their policies and procedures for addressing this workplace issue. This […]