Milwaukee Sick Leave Ordinance May Be Headed to State Supreme Court.

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Milwaukee Sick Leave Ordinance May Be Headed to State Supreme Court.

Post  JoeC (McGruff) on Fri Mar 05, 2010 1:57 pm

http://hr.cch.com/news/employment/022310a.asp


Milwaukee Sick Pay Ordinance that was passed by referendum in November 2008, only to be invalidated by a state trial court judge. According to the posting, the Milwaukee paid sick leave case has now been referred to state supreme court:

On February 18, 2010, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take up the constitutionality of Milwaukee’s paid sick leave mandate.

In June 2009, Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge Thomas Cooper ruled that the city’s paid sick leave ordinance, which provided up to nine paid sick days per year based on the number of hours worked and the size of the business, was “invalidly enacted and unconstitutional.” (Metropolitan Milwaukee Assoc of Comm v City of Milwaukee, Milwaukee County Circuit Court, No 08cv018220, June 12, 2009). 9to5, the National Association of Working Women, appealed Cooper’s ruling. The supreme court has been asked to decide whether the ballot question put before the voters of the City of Milwaukee complied with the statutory requirement that it contain “a concise statement of [the ordinance’s] nature” - whether voters were informed of the contents of the ordinance . . . .

Nearly 70 percent of . . . voters approved the referendum for paid sick leave in the November 2008 election.

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Post  WorkHorse on Fri Mar 05, 2010 3:42 pm

If 70% of the voters approved this ordinance based on an unclear description, then it should be invalidated. Especially, in today's economy 9 days of paid sick leave is excessive. I'm a healthcare worker and I receive NO paid sick leave. I have to use my PTO.
I wouldn't want my taxes being used to support employee sick days.
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Post  Eric on Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:06 pm

WorkHorse wrote:If 70% of the voters approved this ordinance based on an unclear description, then it should be invalidated. Especially, in today's economy 9 days of paid sick leave is excessive. I'm a healthcare worker and I receive NO paid sick leave. I have to use my PTO.
I wouldn't want my taxes being used to support employee sick days.

so, you would rather workers be fired for failing to report to work sick and infecting the rest of the workforce because you dont have the right to do so.

76 nations on the earth mandate paid sick leave for workers. we in america cannot afford top do so.

Forgive my frankness, but you truely are a horses ass, and a self interested selfish one at that.

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Post  WorkHorse on Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:44 pm

Where does it say workers would be fired? I don't have paid sick days, but that doesn't mean I can't call in sick. It only means I have to use my PTO hours, I'm sure they get PTO hours too.

The issue is whether or not the wording was concise enough to convey the true meaning to the voters that passed the ordinance. It has nothing to do with whether you consider me a self serving horse's ass. It has to do with whether the voters understood what they were voting on.

Okay, Mr. dumb ass moderator?
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Post  JoeC (McGruff) on Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:00 am

Take a smoke break guys this is not LLT no need for disrespect only disagreement.
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