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7th Circuit Explains When Attorneys’ Fee-Shifting Applies to FLSA Claims

Kristin PierreOctober 11, 2019
A Wisconsin service technician filed a federal court lawsuit on behalf of himself and other employees for unpaid overtime wages....

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...

Do We Have to Pay Our Computer Programmers Overtime?

Heath StrakaJuly 8, 2019
Certain classes of highly skilled workers in our economy are exempt from having to be paid overtime. This article focuses...

DOL Proposes New Salary Threshold for White-Collar Overtime Exemption

Justin LessnerJuly 8, 2019
On March 7, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) proposed its much-awaited rule to expand overtime protections for executive,...

An Overview of ‘Donning and Doffing’ in Wisconsin

Jennifer LutherJuly 1, 2019
It’s officially spring. This time of year, we doff our winter gear and eagerly don sunglasses and spring jackets. The...

Docking Pay: When is it OK?

Aneet KaurJuly 30, 2018
One of the largest expenses an employer faces relates to payroll. As such, it can be tempting to deduct wages...

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Epic Systems Class Action Waivers

Michael ModlMay 21, 2018
Today, the United States Supreme Court, in what will likely be an important decision for employers and employees, ruled in...

Proposed Bill Would Limit Local Government Control Over Employment Matters

Justin LessnerJanuary 25, 2018
Republican state lawmakers recently proposed legislation that would limit local governments from enacting ordinances and other employment rules that are...

Curing Summertime Employment Blues: Dress Codes, Minors, Wage and Hour Issues

Michael ModlJuly 27, 2017
With the arrival of summertime in Wisconsin, employers face unique challenges as well as opportunities. Dress code infractions are more common during...