Recent Changes in Wisconsin’s Law

Recent Changes in Wisconsin’s Law

Two new laws – – Acts 108 and 143 Act 108 became effective Dec. 2, 2011 Prohibits cities, villages, towns and counties from enacting ordinances that place limitations of a residential landlord from obtaining or using the following information:(i) Monthly household income (ii) Occupation (iii) Rental History (iv) Credit Information (v) Court records, including arrest […]

Read More

How good is your HR vocabulary?

How good is your HR vocabulary?

It’s time for a quiz.  Do you know the meaning of the following words and phases as used in the HR arena?  1) Employment at will, 2) Wrongful Discharge, 3) Layoff, 4) Just Cause, 5) Probationary Period and 6) Constructive Discharge. These words and phrase have acquired there own special meaning (also known as terms […]

Read More

Workplace Defamation

Workplace Defamation

Can you think of three work place interactions where your comments have the potential to defame an employee?  Most of us can easily name one – – giving an employee reference. How about a work place meeting and a company newsletter? Before examining these three different interactions, let’s define what is meant by defamation, libel […]

Read More