Wisconsin Supreme Court Overturns Exception for Domestic Violence Crimes Under ‘Substantially Related’ Defense to Discrimination Claims

On March 10, 2022, the Wisconsin Supreme Court released its decision in Cree, Inc. v. Labor and Industry Review Commission, which provides significant clarity for employers evaluating whether a domestic-related crime of an employee or applicant is substantially related to a job and thus a lawful reason for discharging or not hiring the individual.

A Win for Wellness Programs: Federal Judge Rules No ADA Violation (No Matter What the EEOC Says)

The question of whether a wellness program violates the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has been unclear for some time.  The Chicago District Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) increased employers’ anxieties by filing suit against several companies in late 2014, asserting that their wellness programs violated the ADA because they were not “voluntary” medical exams (or employee health programs).