In the final days of the Obama administration, the Department of Labor and the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) updated the penalties for employment law violations.
The high cost of health care has been a hot topic in the media, at the water cooler and in homes throughout the Milwaukee area for some time now. Some people who work in the health care industry may feel the need to defend the industry during these public debates. At the same time, however, health care fraud has cost taxpayers an exorbitant amount of money. The Department of Justice (DOJ) says that since January 2009 the agency has recovered nearly $20 billion, thanks in large part to whistleblowers who have come forward with evidence of fraud against federal health care programs.
Life with a disability can be difficult enough. So often life is made more difficult and complicated by an insurer that denies long-term disability benefits.
JPMorgan Chase & Co. is said to be the biggest banker in the United States. Its 22-story Chase Tower sits along the river in downtown Milwaukee. However, the financial services giant is facing allegations that it paid at least 93 female tech workers less than it paid similar male employees, according to a Department of Labor complaint.
Business Management Daily says it has been giving "sound business advice" for 75 years. The publication recently gave advice to employers who might be considering demoting a worker who is returning from a lengthy medical leave: pause.
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals recently delivered a series of setbacks to a Milwaukee company. Not only did the court uphold a jury's verdict against Miller Compressing Company, but it also ruled that the plaintiff's attorney fees must be paid.
The United States has a long and proud history of civil rights progress. The advances have come despite determined efforts to hold back historically disadvantaged communities.
There is an old saying that you get what you pay for. The adage applies to long-term disability insurance as well as to just about every other product and service a person can buy.
Milwaukee employers and employees alike generally understand that the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 prohibits workplace discrimination based on physical limitations. But does the ADA also protect workers with mental conditions from discrimination and harassment?
Some readers of our Milwaukee employment law blog might sleep better tonight after reading about a recent whistleblower settlement. The $2.6 million agreement resolves allegations of Medicare fraud in a False Claims Act lawsuit filed against the owners of a chain of sleep clinics.