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Randy T. Enochs

Randy Enochs’s Legal Guides

132 total


  • Arrest and Conviction Record Discrimination in Employment Law

    Federal anti-discrimination law does not cover every form of discrimination. However, states are able, under the Constitution, to enact laws that provide for more protections for its residents. One such protection Wisconsin affords its residents that legislation at the federal le...

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  • Understanding Unemployment Benefits in Wisconsin

    Unemployment benefits is a very misunderstood concept--for lack of a better term. As an attorney that focuses on labor and employment law, anytime I get phone calls from people with potential labor or employment law claims, I almost always delve into the topic of unemployment ben...

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  • Wrongful Termination and At-Will Employment: Attempting Clarification Once and For All

    One of the most common calls I get to my office from potential clients are inquiries and claims that they have been "wrongfully terminated." Most of the time when people use that term to describe their separation from employment they mean that their termination was unfair. It is ...

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  • Is a Law Protecting Weight Discrimination Next or Already Actionable?

    An article in Corporate Counsel discusses weight bias in employment. Perhaps the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) already covers weight discrimination? GINA defines "genetic information" to include "the manifestation of a disease or disorder in family members of s...

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  • DOL Releases Fact Sheet on Break Time for Nursing Mothers Under FLSA

    The fact sheet provides general information on the break time requirement for nursing mothers in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act ("PPACA"). From the fact sheet: General Requirements Employers are required to provide "reasonable break time for an employee to exp...

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  • 7th Circuit Decisions Shows That One Act Can Create a Hostile Work Environment

    A recent decision out of the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reveals how a single act can amount to a hostile environment, if severe enough. The plaintiff, Cynthia Berry, filed a complaint with human resources after, while on a lunch break, she was allegedly grabbed by t...

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  • Terminated or Demoted While on FMLA Leave

    The Family Medical Leave Act provides protection for covered employees to take up to 12 weeks of leave under three specific conditions: -for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee;-for placementwith the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;-...

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  • Wrongful Termination and At-Will Employment: Attempting Clarification Once and For All

    One of the most common calls I get to my office from potential clients are inquiries and claims that they have been "wrongfully terminated." Most of the time when people use that term to describe their separation from employment they mean that their termination was unfair. It is ...

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  • Social Networking Websites and Employment Litigation: Could be a Matter of Facebook Privacy Settings

    A recent federal district court decision out of California (Crispin vs. Christian Audigier, Inc., et. al., Case No. CV 09-09509 MMM (JEMx)), reveals that access to an employee's or former employee's social networking site such as Facebook or MySpace depends upon the employee's pr...

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  • Wisconsin Court of Appeals Holds At-Will Doctrine Does Not Protect Employee from Termination Over Un

    In the state of Wisconsin, unless provided for otherwise, employees are at-will, meaning "employees are terminable at will, for any reason, without cause and with no judicial remedy." However, there is an exception to this doctrine known as "wrongful termination." Wrongful termin...

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