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January 2020 Archives

5 things every employee should know about long-term disability insurance

For anyone with a steady job, long-term disability (LTD) insurance is a no-brainer. It serves as an essential safety net in case an injury or medical condition prevents you from working. While each policy differs, LTD generally provides a portion of your earnings to help make ends meet while you're not earning a paycheck.

My long-term disability claim was denied. Can I sue?

If you submit a long-term disability claim and receive a rejection letter, don't fret. An initial denial is not the final word. Under disability plans governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), there are avenues for having your claim reconsidered.

3 common reasons for a denied long-term disability claim

In an ideal world, taking care of yourself would be easy. Unfortunately, that's often not the way it works. Even if you plan ahead and take advantage of employer-offered long-term disability (LTD) insurance, you may find yourself in a tough spot: with a denial letter, even though you are unable to continue your work.

Milwaukee's Marcus Center accused of age and disability discrimination

The Marcus Center for the Performing Arts is one of the focal points of Milwaukee's arts community. For more than 50 years, the facility has been home to arts organizations that include the city's renowned Symphony Orchestra, the Milwaukee Ballet, the Children's Theater and others.

Amazon, trucking company hit with wage-and-hour lawsuit

Today's on-demand economy is dependent on commercial trucking to get items from manufacturers to warehouses and from warehouses to your Milwaukee doorstep. Because of the immense pressure on truckers and delivery drivers from the moment you place your online order, the allegations in a recent wage-and-hour lawsuit against Amazon are not entirely surprising.

Insurer settles race, gender discrimination suit for $20 million

Jackson National Life Insurance Co. has made big changes to its corporate structure in recent years. Like so many other businesses, it has closed offices - including one here in Wisconsin - to reduce payroll and overhead in order to stay competitive. According to settlement terms of a race, sex and national origin discrimination and retaliation lawsuit, the company has more big changes to make.

$10 million Wisconsin whistleblower lawsuit settlement

Agnesian HealthCare's headquarters is just an hour's drive north of Milwaukee in Fond du Lac. The company and its affiliated physician group recently agreed to pay $10 million to the state of Wisconsin and the federal government to settle a whistleblower lawsuit.

Milwaukee disability rights advocate Ellen Daly dies at 82

As 2019 came to an end, Milwaukee celebrated the life and achievements of Ellen Daly, and mourned the loss of the disability rights advocate. Paralyzed back in 1963 at age 26, Daly was a housewife and mother of five who transformed herself into an effective champion of rights enjoyed today.

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