WI Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on sick leave referendum
By Kyle Maichle
MADISON, Wisconsin: The Wisconsin Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on October 1, 2010 to determine if a 2008 initiative requiring paid sick days for employees working in the City of Milwaukee should be overturned.
The Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce first filed suit after the referendum was approved by City of Milwaukee voters in 2008. In 2009, a Milwaukee County Circuit Court judge ruled in MMAC's favor to invalidate the referendum. The 9 to 5 Association later appealed the case to the Wisconsin Court of Appeals. The Court of Appeals referred the case to the State Supreme Court on January 14, 2010.
No date has been set on when a ruling will be issued.