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District Court Clarifies Meaning Of “Workmanship” For Wage Deduction Statute

Yingtao Ho
Written by: Yingtao Ho

Wis. Stat. §103.455 provides that no employer may make deductions from the wages of its employees for faulty or defective workmanship, or for causing the employer to suffer losses, unless the employer complies with the requirements of the statute:  Either obtaining a written consent for the wage deduction from the employee, which was signed after […]

Can I Sue Someone if I Am Hurt on the Job as A Result of Defective Machines or Equipment?

Steven Kluender
Written by: Steven Kluender

You cannot sue your employer as a result of your employer’s negligence because under Wisconsin law your exclusive remedy against your employer is worker’s compensation benefits. If, however, you can show that someone else other than your employer is responsible for your injuries, you may sue that person or entity. Assume, for example, that you […]

I Was Injured By My Neighbor’s Dog : Is My Neighbor Responsible For My Injuries?

Steven Kluender
Written by: Steven Kluender

The answer to this question is “Yes.” A Wisconsin statute, typically referred to as the “dog injury” statute, imposes strict liability on the owner of a dog for causing injury to a person, livestock or property. Strict liability means it is only necessary to prove who the owner of the dog is and that the […]

Las Reclamaciones de “Resbalón y Caída” Son Uno de Los Tipos Más Comunes de Reclamaciones de Lesión Personal.

Jack Davila
Written by: Jack Davila

Viviendo en Wisconsin, cuando la mayoría de las personas piensan en resbalarse y caerse probablemente se imaginan los meses congelados de diciembre a febrero donde muchas áreas de Wisconsin están cubiertas con hielo y nieve. Este hielo y nieve pueden obviamente presentar riesgos de resbalón para incluso los Wisconsinitas más preparados. Lo que muchas personas […]

¿Cuáles son las limitaciones de tiempo para reportar una lesión relacionada al trabajo bajo la Ley de Compensación al Trabajador de Wisconsin?

Jack Davila
Written by: Jack Davila

Como abogados especializados en compensación al trabajador, una de las preguntas más frecuentes que recibimos de clientes potenciales es cuánto tiempo tienen para reportar una lesión relacionada al trabajo a su empleador. Por ley, un empleador tiene derecho a un aviso de lesión relacionada al trabajo dentro de 30 días después de la ocurrencia, o […]

¿Tiene usted la obligación de aceptar una oferta de trabajo ligero por parte de su empleador mientras se encuentre bajo las restricciones de una lesión?

Jack Davila
Written by: Jack Davila

Como abogados especializados en compensación al trabajador, una de las preguntas más frecuentes que recibimos de nuestros clientes es si deben aceptar una oferta de su empleador para realizar trabajo ligero que esté dentro de las restricciones del médico del cliente. La respuesta es casi siempre “sí”. Si su empleador ofrece trabajo ligero a una […]

Occupational Hearing Loss

David McCormick
Written by: David McCormick

Noisy working conditions can cause hearing loss after years of exposure to such noise.  Most people are aware of some type of work-related hearing loss years before they plan on retiring.  Is that considered a work-related injury?  Yes.  However, the date of the injury in most cases does not coincide with the realization of hearing […]

Dealing with the Other Driver’s Insurance Adjuster

Steven Kluender
Written by: Steven Kluender

After a car accident, if the other driver is at fault, you will probably get a call from the insurance company adjuster representing the other driver.  They will most likely tell you that you must give a statement to them in order to open up a claim file.  They will also want you to sign […]

Si sufro una lesión relacionada al trabajo, ¿es legal que la compañía de seguros de compensación al trabajador obtenga imágenes de video-vigilancia de mí?

Jack Davila
Written by: Jack Davila

No sólo es legal que la compañía de seguros de compensación al trabajador obtenga imágenes de video-vigilancia de usted. Si resulta lesionado en el trabajo, debería ESPERAR que lo haga. Un empleado debe usar el SENTIDO COMÚN cuando esté recuperándose de una lesión relacionada al trabajo. La video-vigilancia es perfectamente legal y está siendo usada […]

New DOL Administration Gives Free Pass to Misclassification of Independent Contractors

Nathan Eisenberg
Written by: Nathan Eisenberg

Earlier today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced that it was rescinding a July 15, 2015 interpretive memorandum governing independent contractors.  The Obama-era memorandum had indicated that that “most workers [classified as independent contractors] are employees” as defined by the Fair Labor Standards Act.  By rescinding the memorandum, it signals that the Trump administration will give […]

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