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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...

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

August 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...

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

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