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Why Restrictive Covenants Fail to Protect Employers

Dave McCormackMay 13, 2019
Restrictive covenants are often the subject of intense scrutiny by employer and employee alike. Unfortunately, that scrutiny often occurs after...

Wisconsin Court Rejects Common Employee Nonsolicitation Provision

Troy ThompsonMay 30, 2018
On January 19, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a significant decision affecting Wisconsin employers that require employees to sign...

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...

Tax Reform: A Reason to Revisit Employee/Contractor Classifications

William FoleyJanuary 25, 2018
The race to the finish line on tax reform ran at an unprecedented pace. From the time a first draft...

You Can’t Work Here, or There, or Anywhere

Micheal HahnJanuary 2, 2018
Every company wants to protect itself from competition by former employees, but how do you know when a restriction goes...

Lessons on Navigating the Minefield of Restrictive Covenants

Michael ModlOctober 19, 2017
Over the last several years, Wisconsin appellate courts have decided a number of cases that have changed the law regarding...

Restrictive Covenants Revisited

Timothy FennerAugust 19, 2016
Over the course of my career, I have written numerous articles dealing with restrictive covenants and agreements between employers and...

Protected Concerted Activity Strikes Again: Worker’s Firing Unlawful

Leslie SammonApril 18, 2016
In this case, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose rulings apply to all Wisconsin employers) enforced an order...

Cheerleaders: ‘F-L-S-A! The Law Says You Have to Pay!’

Tyler WilkinsonFebruary 1, 2016
A number of professional cheerleaders have filed wage and hour lawsuits against high-profile employers alleging they were not paid at...