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Blurred lines: email and texting tangling work, personal time

Tuesday, August 11th 2015 10:25 am
Brent Smith, La Crosse Lawyer
Work time and personal time has blurred in recent years, especially with the handy access most people have to email and texting. It’s a trend that’s keeping many employees connected to...

Employment at will has limitations

Sunday, September 6th 2015 11:09 am
Ellen Frantz, La Crosse WI Attorney
A lot of people understand that Wisconsin is an “employment at will” state, but few understand exactly what the term means.
By definition, employment at will means that an employer can fire a person for any reason or no reason at all. So absent an employment contract, employers can decide any time to let workers go.

What's the difference between a seasonal employee and a seasonal worker?

Saturday, July 23rd 2016 4:49 pm
Ellen Frantz, Employment Lawyer, La Crosse WI
Seasonal employee and seasonal worker may seem synonymous, but there’s actually a subtle difference—a difference that can mean a lot when it comes to healthcare benefits.  And more...

Five Tips for Employee Evaluations

Sunday, March 26th 2017 11:17 am
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, La Crosse WI Lawyers
While employers in Wisconsin are not required to give their workers evaluations—or even keep personnel files—they are wise to do them anyway, despite the extra effort involved.
“I recommend to employers that they do them, but do them thoughtfully,” said attorney Ellen Frantz. “Don’t just go through the exercise and check the boxes.” 

Three holiday cautions for employers

Thursday, November 19th 2015 12:56 pm
Ellen Frantz, La Crosse Employment Lawyer
Signs that the holidays are here are inescapable. From the music in the stores to the wreaths on the doors, the sounds and symbols are everywhere—in homes, churches and, yes, even workplaces.
A time of celebration, fun and friendship, there’s no reason you can’t infuse a little spirit into your workplace. You just need to be careful doing so. Holidays combine the perfect...

Office romances: weighing the risks

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 2:26 pm
Ellen Frantz, La Crosse Employment Attorney
People today spend a lot of time at work, so it’s no surprise the workplace is one of the top places to meet potential romantic partners. But with so many people dating coworkers and a...

Infographic shows how often coworkers report misconduct

Friday, September 22nd 2017 8:09 pm
Employment Lawyers at Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC
The Washington DC-based Ethics Resource Center's most recent National Business Ethics Survey reveals how often co-workers report each other for misconduct and what types of misconduct are...

Work-at-home employees: do you need an agreement?

Tuesday, February 10th 2015 2:39 pm
Ellen Frantz, La Crosse WI Lawyer
 
Technology allows us to do much more from the privacy of our homes than any of us imagined even ten years ago. Instead of the daily commute, workers can merely walk down the halls of their homes. The...

How can I prove age discrimination?

Thursday, March 29th 2018 6:58 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC
How can I prove age discrimination if I am fired, demoted, or passed over for promotions?
Aging in the workplace can be a little scary if you’re not the one in charge, but federal law and state law do offer some protections. The federal Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967...

Five tips for choosing a lawyer

Sunday, September 11th 2016 11:00 am
Greg Bonney, Business and Estate Planning Attorney
Chances are at some point in your life, you'll need a lawyer. It is the nature of the complex world we live in that sometimes we need the guidance of an attorney to protect our interests. For...

Employment discrimination: is age discrimination at work?

Tuesday, February 24th 2015 2:42 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins
In the last few years, older adults have found themselves losing jobs and having great difficulty finding new ones.
Is it discrimination?  It could be in some cases. But it is hard to prove.
People who are 40 and older are protected by statute from age discrimination in the workforce. You may bring a lawsuit under federal or state discrimination laws if you believe you were not hired or...

New Wisconsin law making it easier to deny unemployment benefits comes under scrutiny

Friday, September 22nd 2017 7:13 pm
Johns, Flaherty & Collins, SC
The Wisconsin Supreme Court this year helped clarify the language of (and offered a new precedent for) a new 2013 state employment law. The law, intended to clarify the gray area between blatant...