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Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin

Product ID: AE0206_SUB
Published By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE
ISBN: 978-1-57862-557-4

Help your clients avoid the dramatic costs and damaging conflicts that may arise by not knowing the law. Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin offers a comprehensive overview of the laws governing employee screening, hiring, and employment termination, focusing mainly on Wisconsin law, but discussing federal law as it relates to Wisconsin employment practices.

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Help your clients avoid the dramatic costs and damaging conflicts that may arise by not knowing the law. Hiring and Firing in Wisconsin offers a comprehensive overview of the laws governing employee screening, hiring, and employment termination, focusing mainly on Wisconsin law, but discussing federal law as it relates to Wisconsin employment practices.

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304 pp.; 7th ed. 2019-2020

(Inludes 2020-2021 supplement)

I. Hiring

1. Discrimination in Hiring
2. Recruiting, Application Forms, and Interviews
3. Credit Reports and Reference Checks
4. Testing and Screening
5. The Hiring Decision

II. Termination

6. Types of Termination
7. Limitations on an Employer's Right to Terminate
8. The Termination Decision
9. Termination Payments
10. Legal Issues in Providing References

Appendices

  • Avoiding "Loaded Interview" Questions (DWD)
  • Employment Eligibility Verification (INS Form I-9)
  • Prescribed Summary of Consumer Rights Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (16 C.F.R. pt. 601, app. A)
  • Employment Termination Checklist

Newly updated

The 7th edition includes a number of changes such as:

• Wisconsin’s “ban-the-box” statute is discussed in the context of public-sector employers

• A new section analyzing whether inquiries into compensation history violate the Equal Pay Act

• Discussion of Wisconsin’s Social Media Protection Act 

•A new Internal Revenue Code provision that applies to employers’ settlements of certain types of claims, including those involving sexual assault

This book also contains several new Wisconsin and federal employment law cases and useful, updated appendices, including permissible interview questions and hiring and firing forms and checklists.

The 2020-2021 supplement includes a number of changes such as:

  • A 2019 Seventh Circuit opinion discussing whether certain allegations that preemployment testing had a disproportionate impact on certain racial and ethnic groups were sufficient to survive a motion to dismiss
  • A Seventh Circuit opinion from 2019 discussing employees’ First Amendment protections in the workplace
  • Discussion of pending federal legislation that would reform workplace harassment legislation
  • A 2019 Seventh Circuit opinion and several recent unpublished federal district court decisions discussing the coerced-resignation theory

This year’s supplement also contains updated appendices, including a new version of USCIS Form I-9.

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