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In Severson v. Heartland Woodcraft, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that an employee needing an extended leave of two or more months for treatment of a disability is not protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act. The author summarizes the parties' arguments and the three-judge panel's decision.
In its 2017-18 session, the Wisconsin Legislature continued efforts to reduce the rulemaking authority of state administrative agencies. In the short term, the legislation imposes additional obligations on the agencies and on the legislature itself.
The U.S. Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis concluded that the Federal Arbitration Act governs the enforceability of waivers to participate in collective actions. As a result, these employees’ efforts to litigate federal wage claims through collective actions in federal court are barred.

Opinions, Voices & Ideas

  • President's Message
  • Committing to Your Business Needs
  • Christopher Rogers introduces a new partnership tailored to meet your cybersecurity needs no matter the size of your firm.
  • Reflections
  • Mergers & Marriages: How to Get to Know a Partner
  • Before taking on a corporate partner – especially one you hardly know – Clyde Tinnen advises doing the due diligence you would perform in any M&A transaction, or even in a personal relationship before contemplating marriage.
  • Final Thought
  • The Importance of Reunion
  • Roy Evans says reunions reinforce our common bonds, regenerate our friendships, and reinvigorate our spirits.

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