Publications

Articles, legal alerts, and videos, highlighting a range of timely legal news and industry hot issues.

Letting It Slide: Documenting Infractions at the Ice Rink

Aneet KaurSeptember 20, 2019
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appeals court that governs Wisconsin) recently handed a win to employers,...

To Avoid Liability, Make Only Prospective Pay, Benefits Changes

Morgan StippelSeptember 20, 2019
In Wisconsin, employment is presumed to be at will. Accordingly, you have broad discretion to modify your employees’ terms of...

A Very Brief Summary of Copyright Law

Andrew ClarkowskiSeptember 3, 2019
Copyright is a form of protection of intellectual property provided by the laws of the United States to authors of...

Protecting Your Rights: What To Do When Pulled Over In Wisconsin

Erika Bierma, Brian Hough, Eric HuntAugust 30, 2019
The majority of traffic stops are routine and end in either a warning or some form of citation for a...

Is It OK to Allow Exempt Employees to Perform Some Nonexempt Duties?

Michael ModlAugust 26, 2019
You may have employees whom you have properly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay under federal and Wisconsin wage...

Did My Employee Quit, Or Did I Fire Him?

Heath StrakaAugust 26, 2019
There are times when an employee appears to have quit his job, but a court or a jury will determine...

Recent Settlement Suggests Shift Toward More Parental Leave Parity

Jennifer LutherAugust 26, 2019
A recent legal settlement over a parental leave dispute may encourage employers to move toward more gender-neutral parental leave policies....

Insurer Ordered to Replace All Siding On Partially Damaged Condos

Justin LessnerAugust 20, 2019
The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals based in Chicago recently ordered Philadelphia Insurance Company to pay to replace all of...

An Ugly Side to Cosmetics: Does the Government Have Your Back?

Kasey Reese, Michael ModlAugust 12, 2019
Written by Kasey Reese with the guidance of Michael Modl Washington is irritated. The cause? Baby powder. In early July,...