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DOL Opinion Letter Signs Off on FMLA Leave for Certain School Meetings

Jeremy LangeNovember 8, 2019
In a recent opinion letter, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) established that parents attending certain school meetings for their...

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 employment,...

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....

Proposed Changes to Overtime Regs Lead List of Wage and Hour Issues to Watch

Leslie SammonAugust 4, 2019
In March 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced two proposed rules that would affect overtime. The first rule...

Employers Face Complications if Stock Options are Transferred in a Divorce

Kathryn GriggJanuary 25, 2019
Employers may get dragged into an employee’s divorce when stock options are involved. Determining whether stock options may be transferred...

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

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

Retain Key Employees With Phantom Units

John G. WalshOctober 19, 2018
Employee retention is a challenge many small businesses face. Turnover costs business owners in training time, productivity, continuity, and, at...

Nationwide Injunction Blocking New Overtime Rules

Gesina SeilerNovember 23, 2016
Stop the Press!  Employers Breathe a Sigh of Relief as Texas Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction Blocking New Overtime Rules...

Don’t Just Assume! Follow Up With Employees Who May Need FMLA Leave

Micheal HahnDecember 21, 2015
What happens when an employee tells you about a medical condition that could qualify for Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave?...