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When ‘Regular Rate’ Isn’t So Regular: 4 Common Mistakes in Calculating Overtime Pay

Leslie SammonFebruary 11, 2020
Many employers make the mistake of assuming an employee’s overtime pay rate is simply the person’s hourly rate multiplied by...

What to Expect When They’re Expecting: Leave Policies for New Fathers

Danielle TierneyFebruary 10, 2020
With the movement toward a more equitable distribution of family duties in two-parent households, the traditional discrepancies between lengths of...

Business Contract Boilerplate – Ignore it at Your Own Risk

Dave McCormackFebruary 10, 2020
When it comes to the fine print in contracts, many are too busy to read it or assume that they...

Juliana v. United States: The Kids’ Climate Change Case

Sean FryeFebruary 4, 2020
The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit released a decision on January 17th, 2020 in the interesting...

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,...

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...