Wisconsin Court of Appeals Affirms Primacy of At-Will Employment Rule The traditional description of at-will employment allows employers to discharge employees for “good reason, bad reason, or no reason at all.” While that’s never been entirely true (as an obvious example, you can’t fire someone because of their race), it is true that the at-will rule makes it harder for employees to assert legal claims against their employers for terminating them. View Full Post
Goat Subcontracting (Yes, We Said “Goat Subcontracting”) Grievance Highlights Importance of Strategic Collective Bargaining If you work in a unionized workplace, surely the union at one point or another has “gotten your goat.” Well, the goats are now getting their revenge, and a union doesn’t like it. Over the past two summers, administrators at Western Michigan University have employed goats to clear out undergrowth in wooded areas on campus by the tried and true method of eating it. View Full Post
Tips for Avoiding “Convincing Mosaic” of Discrimination After retaining an employee through two year-long tours of duty in the Middle East and countless military drills amounting to 900 total days of absence, allowing the employee to modify her schedule to account for her military leave, and providing several accommodations when the employee returned from war diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder, you might think the employer would get some benefit of the doubt for its facilitation of the employee’s important military service. View Full Post