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Wisconsin Supreme Court Confirms that Agricultural Land Tax Designation Does Not Rest on Economic Activity

Conor LeedomApril 22, 2019
In March 2018, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals held that the use of real property for business purposes is not...

When What Happens on Mifflin Street Doesn’t Stay on Mifflin Street

Erika BiermaApril 22, 2019
A fair number of college students receive citations for underage drinking, underage possession, ID violations, drug possession, paraphernalia possession, disorderly...

Hazardous Substances – SPCC Rule Coverage: Litigation Back on the Table?

Sean FryeApril 10, 2019
The federal Clean Water Act (CWA)[1] requires that certain facilities adjacent to, or nearby, coastal and navigable waters, prepare plans...

Expungement… Not Just for Youthful Offenders Anymore (Hopefully)

Erika BiermaApril 8, 2019
In February 2019, the Wisconsin legislature began another attempt to resurrect the post-conviction expungement legislation that failed last session. The...

EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Claims from #MeToo Movement

Saul GlazerApril 5, 2019
While the initial anecdotal evidence was somewhat inconclusive about whether the #MeToo movement has created an atmosphere in which more...

7th Circuit: ADEA Provides Limited Protection for Job Applicants

Leslie SammonApril 5, 2019
On January 23, 2019, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose decisions apply to all Wisconsin employers) ruled that...

Non-Conforming Use Gravel Pits in Dane County, Wisconsin

Buck Sweeney, Mitch OlsonApril 4, 2019
Those of you who own registered, non-conforming gravel pits in Dane County recently received a letter from Dan Everson.  This...

For ADA Compliance, Stay in Line—Don’t Forget to Reassign

Morgan StippelApril 1, 2019
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recognizes reassignment as “the reasonable accommodation of last resort.” As a result, it’s essential...

Natural Resources Board Environmental March Update

Patrick StevensMarch 29, 2019
The Natural Resources Board (NRB), the policy-making body for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), took action on two environmental...