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Agency Reinterpretation of Statute Requires Rulemaking

Patrick StevensJanuary 2, 2020
In a unanimous decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court recently ruled that agencies could not change their interpretation of ambiguous statutes...

Waiting is the Hardest Part: Don’t Fire Poor Performer Without Keeping Good Records

Dave McCormackDecember 30, 2019
Sooner or later, all employers will experience a poor performer. Ideally, struggling employees will improve through your efforts to train,...

DOL is Publishing Final Rule on Regular Rate Under the FLSA

Michael WestcottDecember 17, 2019
On December 12, 2019 the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor announced a final rule impacting the...

Selling Your Business? Address Certain Employment Issues Before the Sale

Conor LeedomDecember 17, 2019
Selling your business can be a rewarding experience. You’ve worked hard for many years to build relationships, develop and fine-tune...

Buying Real Estate? Make Sure Your Contract Protects You.

Dave McCormackDecember 11, 2019
It’s easy to forget the basic, but important elements of a solid real estate deal. A buyer should be sure...

The Rest of the Stressful Christmas Story

Michael ModlDecember 9, 2019
You’ve taken all of the appropriate precautions to make your annual holiday season fun and hopefully not a source of...

’Tis the Season for Religious Accommodations

Aneet KaurDecember 9, 2019
The holiday season is the busiest time of year for many employers. It’s also when you’re flooded with time-off-work requests...

Be Ready to Comply with DOL’s New Overtime Rule

Leslie SammonDecember 9, 2019
On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final overtime rule, making an additional 1.3 million...

Santa May Owe His Elves Overtime on Those Year-end Bonuses

Michael ModlDecember 3, 2019
The December holidays and year-end pay issues raise a number of wage and hour and leave challenges for employers. Many...