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WI Court Finds Temp Employees Can Sue or Apply for Work Comp


By Liz Carey

Madison, WI ( – As reported earlier this week in, a decision in the Wisconsin Court of Appeals could have far-reaching impact on state businesses that employ temporary workers.

In January, the Third District Wisconsin Court of Appeals found that temporary workers have the right to either file suit against their employers, or claim workers’ compensation benefits if they are injured on the job.

The decision centers around Carlos Rivera, a temporary employee, who was killed on the job in a one-car accident. Rivera worked for Alex Drywall, who, in turn, provided him as a skilled temporary worker to Alpine Insulation. Rivera was in an Alpine-owned vehicle, driven by an Alpine...

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