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October 2019 Archives

A look at differences between Wisconsin and federal employment law

No one has to be told what the bite in the air means: it is time to get your car and home ready for another cold Wisconsin winter. In order for Badger State residents to survive winter comfortably, it’s important to understand the differences between our winters and those in sunnier climes.

FMS test helps patients fight for long-term disability benefits

Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a rheumatoid disorder of the muscles and bones that causes pain and fatigue. Patients and doctors understand full well the condition's devastating effects and how it can prevent people from working - and a new blood test helps make that clear to insurers, too.

Wisconsin Walmart worker awarded $5.2 million in disability discrimination case

He worked as a cart-pusher at the Walmart on Milwaukee Road for 16 years before a new manager took over the store and rearranged his working life. The longtime employee has a developmental disability and is also deaf and visually impaired. He had a reasonable accommodation from Walmart, receiving assistance from a job coach who was paid by public funding.

Supreme Court's Domino's denial is big win for disability rights

No matter which part of Milwaukee you live or work in, there's a Domino's Pizza franchise near you. If it feels as if the popular pizza chain is everywhere, it's not an illusion. Domino's has for several years been running ads touting the ease with which you can order its food online.

Low Ryder? Rental company sued for racial discrimination

You can rent a Ryder truck at more than a dozen locations across the Milwaukee area and the state of Wisconsin. The company rents more than 37,000 vans, moving trucks, 18-wheelers and commercial trailers to consumers of any size, shape, color or background.

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