All articles by Lauren E. Maddente

Maddente Honored by Susan G. Komen Wisconsin

  FOS associate Lauren Maddente received the Rookie of the Year award for her role as Volunteer and Entertainment Co-Chair at the Susan G. Komen Wisconsin More Than Pink Walk. The award highlights a volunteer who is in their first year in their role but comes on board with a positive attitude and is driven,.

Fraudulent Transfers – Know When to Sue

A debtor, faced with a creditor’s lawsuit or judgment, will sometimes transfer property to a spouse, affiliated business or other third-party, and then claim “poverty” to avoid paying the debt. Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Transfer Act provides remedies for such defrauded creditors. Those remedies, however, don’t last forever. Wisconsin law bars a fraudulent transfer action that is.

Employers – Absenteeism Policies Can Rule

Most employers are faced with employees who call in sick without notice, don’t show up for work, or are unduly absent for other reasons. Employers faced with this problem often wonder when they can legally terminate an employee for such misconduct. This is important, because employees discharged for “misconduct” are generally ineligible to receive unemployment.

Seventh Circuit Narrows Reasonable Accommodation Requirements

Most employers, at some point or another, will receive a request from an employee, claiming to be disabled for a “reasonable accommodation”—an accommodation which helps a disabled employee perform the essential function of his or her job. The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) requires employers to reasonably accommodate disabled employers to avoid a charge of.

New Law Limits Local Discretion in Conditional Use Process

Maybe you want to open a coffee shop down the street. The area, however, may not be zoned for coffee shops. You’ve hesitated because you would have to obtain special zoning approval through a conditional use permit (“CUP”), which allows a landowner to use land in a way not otherwise permitted under traditional zoning. Now.