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Part II: sexual harassment saga unfolds at University of Wisconsin

Regular readers of our Milwaukee employment law blog undoubtedly recall that in our previous blog post, we touched on the scandal unfolding at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Five women have come forward to publicly accuse the husband of Chancellor Beverly Kopper of sexual harassment and unwanted physical contact.

Part I: sexual harassment saga unfolds at University of Wisconsin

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that another woman has come forward to publicly accuse the husband of University of Wisconsin-Whitewater Chancellor Beverly Kopper of sexual harassment. She is the second former student, and fifth woman to accuse Pete Hill of making sexually suggestive comments and unwanted physical contact while he was working in an unpaid role on the campus about a mile west of downtown Milwaukee.

Wisconsin harassment, retaliation lawsuit settled

Those who expect elected officials to hold themselves to a higher standard are undoubtedly disappointed in the news that the Dane County District Attorney's office has settled a harassment and retaliation lawsuit that claimed misconduct by the prosecutor.

What is "clopening"?

Clopening is a neologism or new word used to describe when an employee works until close at night and then has to open the restaurant, store or business the next day. But this can present a challenge to workers. 

Could the Fight for $15 campaign bring changes to Wisconsin?

A controversial labor organization has gained traction throughout the United States, and it may soon bring significant changes to Wisconsin’s minimum wage laws. Led by the Service Employees International Union, the Fight for $15 movement has the goal of setting a national minimum wage of at least $15 per hour, or $31,200 per year. The federal minimum wage currently sits at $7.25 an hour, which comes to $15,080 a year.

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