The Wisconsin Equal Rights Division has ruled that under Wisconsin's Family Medical Leave Act (WFMLA), the employer cannot impose use of WFMLA leave on the employee. Rather, it is the employee who decides whether and when to use medical leave under the WFMLA for a qualified illness or injury. Under the WFMLA, most Wisconsin employees are entitled to take up to a total of two weeks per year off work, unpaid, for their own or family members' serious medical conditions. They are protected from penalty (like write-ups and termination) for such absences.
We think that the lawyers at Pines Bach are among the best in the business. And once again, our peers, as polled by the folks at "Best Lawyers in America" think so too! Six of our attorneys are once again included in the annual Best Lawyers in America listing, and Steve Bach has been specially honored as the Best Lawyers' 2014 Madison Family Law "Lawyer of the Year." Only a single lawyer in each practice area in each community is chosen as a "Lawyer of the Year." Congratulations, Steve!