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Milwaukee Judge Scraps Paid Sick-Leave Program

Law360 (June 15, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A Milwaukee judge has struck a mandatory citywide paid sick-leave ordinance ratified by voters in a referendum, ruling that the measure, which includes domestic abuse-related time off under its definition of “sick day,” was invalidly enacted and unconstitutional.

Judge Thomas R. Cooper of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court on Friday granted summary judgment in favor of the ordinance's legal challenger, the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce Inc., and imposed a permanent injunction barring the ordinance from taking hold and making Milwaukee the third city to offer...
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