Employment Law Blog

Should I Have My Employees Sign Non-Compete or Non-Solicitation Agreements?

You did the hard work and built your business from the ground up to be the successful company that it now is. You started without any employees or perhaps a few. Eventually you needed help at the top of the company. You were…

How Many of These Employment Related Acronyms Do You Know?

As a business owner or human resource professional, how many of these employment related acronyms do you know? They are either an employment related law in either Wisconsin, Minnesota, or the United States, or an agency responsible…

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Issues Update Addressing COVID-19 Antibody Testing

On June 17th, the EEOC posted updated and expanded technical assistance relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. They indicated that employers may NOT require antibody testing before allowing employees to re-enter the workplace.…

Creating Policies to Attract and Retain Employees

If you are an employer that has tried to hire recently, you know that companies are struggling to find talented employees given the low unemployment rates. Outside of income and healthcare, one major way that a company can…

Is Your Company Email Policy Violating Employees’ Federally Protected Rights?

Posted by Lida Bannink | Labor & Employment

Virtually all employers maintain policies regarding the use of company email. Often these policies…

Do I Have to Pay My Agricultural Employees Overtime and Minimum Wage?

By Lida Bannink | Labor & Employment

As everyone who has worked in agriculture knows, agriculture happens in seasons. The seasonal variability means that during peak season,…

The ADA is Not a Medical-Leave Entitlement for Employees, the Seventh Circuit Holds

A request for a multi-month medical leave is not a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.

Are You Opening Yourself to a Lawsuit in How You Discipline Employees?

A common pitfall of employers is to narrowly think of discipline as a tool to punish an employee for inappropriate conduct or deficient performance. However, discipline can also serve many other purposes. For instance, discipline…

Walking the Fine Line of Creating an Employee Handbook

Employers walk a fine line in creating employee handbooks that both protect the employer's legitimate business interests while also not infringing on an employee's rights. A frequent challenge to employee handbooks is the…

Non-Competition Agreements

Lida Bannink | Labor & Employment

A non-competition agreement is an agreement that employers use to limit their employee’s behavior after the employee leaves their company.…

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