Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear Milwaukee sick leave referendum

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March 17, 2010

MADISON, Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Supreme Court on March 17, 2010, agreed to hear an appeal on the 2008 Milwaukee Sick Leave Referendum[1].

The National 9to5 Association of Working Women was granted an appeal by the state's highest court to hear the case. This comes after Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce originally filed suit after the referendum passed. Nearly seventy percent of voters approved the measure that mandated private sector employers in the City of Milwaukee to provide employees with paid sick leave[1].

The case came to the state's highest court after the District IV Wisconsin Court of Appeals referred the case for consideration. 9to5 appealed the Milwaukee County Circuit Court's ruling after Circuit Judge Thomas Cooper ruled the ordinance invalid[1].

No date for oral arguments has been set[1].

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