Wisconsin Questions and Answers

Non compete
I signed a non compete 18 years ago as part of a promotion to outside sales. 10 years ago in order to stay with the company I had to take a demotion and give back everything I received as part of the ...
1 answer  |  asked Jun 12, 2018 6:04 PM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

My husband is a union heavy equipment operator and every winter he gets laid off due to cold weather. We've had a horrible year as far as work for him (I am disabled) the one job he had during summer/fall got shut down by osha for safety violations. He st
What to do about claiming UE
1 answer  |  asked Dec 17, 2017 08:46 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

I broke my shoulder 7 weeks ago. And haven't been able to go back to work until released by Doctor. My employer and I agreed on a layoff. Can I collect unemployment?
Cannot return to work until released by Doctors. Could be another two months. If my boss lays me off and I agree, can I collect unemployment?
1 answer  |  asked Feb 7, 2017 12:40 PM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

If an employee missed a lot of days prior to being eligible for FMLA do those days get cleared and considered FMLA once the employee files for the FMLA? Or does FMLA only cover instances after FMLA paperwork has been filed?
We have an employee who just signed up for FMLA and I want to know if I should approve all her prior days off and count it towards her FMLA time or if I can leave those and just count going forward fr...
1 answer  |  asked Jan 9, 2017 3:50 PM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

under Wisconsin labor law can employers dock you if have a doctors note
had a doctors note and still got punished under Wisconsin or federal law is that leagal'
1 answer  |  asked Dec 16, 2016 10:36 PM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

My spouse had a stroke and I had to use a little over 30 days of fmla. My supervisor is now telling me I need a Dr's excuse from his Dr stating I am able to return back to work. Is this really necessary? I've been back to work for almost a month and they
do I need a Dr's excuse stating from my spouses dr to return back to work?
1 answer  |  asked Mar 3, 2015 12:43 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

Can a store manager refuse my FMLA?
I work for Wal-Mart in Portage, WI. My doctor filled out my FMLA and I turned it in. The store manager told me that the way the doctor worded it that she didn't have a position for me. She gave the FM...
1 answer  |  asked Aug 30, 2012 10:36 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

Can I not take the job and still collect unemployment while I continue looking for another job?
My employer laid me off. I have been on unemployment now for 2 weeks. They have now called and offered me a different position with a smaller pay. The new job requires me to be on my legs for 8 hours ...
1 answer  |  asked Nov 26, 2011 09:56 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

Can an employee be forced to leave if they do not partake in something that violates their beliefs
My employer just enacted a policy that makes employment contingent on receiving the flu shot. They do offer a religious exemption for all religions that state (as one of their tenets) that their membe...
1 answer  |  asked Aug 30, 2011 11:36 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

Does an employer have to pay you if you attend a mandatory meeting?
1 answer  |  asked Aug 25, 2011 05:09 AM [EST]  |  applies to Wisconsin

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