Supreme Court Issues Unanimous Landmark Worker's Comp Ruling

Apr 03, 2001, 01:00 ET from Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce

    MADISON, Wis., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin businesses Tuesday
 received a major Supreme Court victory in a unanimous ruling that allows
 benefits to continue to be excluded from calculating wages for worker's
 compensation claims.
     The ruling is available at:
 http://www.courts.state.wi.us/sc/opinions/00/pdf/00-1085.pdf
     Chief Justice Shirley Abrahmson wrote the opinion of the court in Theuer
 v. Labor & Industry Review Commission.
     Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce filed a friend of the court brief on
 behalf of state employers.  The court sided with businesses, who argued that
 the Legislature never intended fringe benefits to be counted as wages in
 determining worker's compensation benefit levels.
 
     For more information contact:
     James Buchen or John Metcalfe, 608-258-3400
     Jim Pugh, 608-258-3401, ext. 3037
 
 

SOURCE Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce
    MADISON, Wis., April 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Wisconsin businesses Tuesday
 received a major Supreme Court victory in a unanimous ruling that allows
 benefits to continue to be excluded from calculating wages for worker's
 compensation claims.
     The ruling is available at:
 http://www.courts.state.wi.us/sc/opinions/00/pdf/00-1085.pdf
     Chief Justice Shirley Abrahmson wrote the opinion of the court in Theuer
 v. Labor & Industry Review Commission.
     Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce filed a friend of the court brief on
 behalf of state employers.  The court sided with businesses, who argued that
 the Legislature never intended fringe benefits to be counted as wages in
 determining worker's compensation benefit levels.
 
     For more information contact:
     James Buchen or John Metcalfe, 608-258-3400
     Jim Pugh, 608-258-3401, ext. 3037
 
 SOURCE  Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce