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Expungement… Not Just for Youthful Offenders Anymore (Hopefully)

Erika BiermaApril 8, 2019
In February 2019, the Wisconsin legislature began another attempt to resurrect the post-conviction expungement legislation that failed last session. The...

EEOC Sees Uptick in Sexual Harassment Claims from #MeToo Movement

Saul GlazerApril 5, 2019
While the initial anecdotal evidence was somewhat inconclusive about whether the #MeToo movement has created an atmosphere in which more...

7th Circuit: ADEA Provides Limited Protection for Job Applicants

Leslie SammonApril 5, 2019
On January 23, 2019, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose decisions apply to all Wisconsin employers) ruled that...

Non-Conforming Use Gravel Pits in Dane County, Wisconsin

Buck Sweeney, Mitch OlsonApril 4, 2019
Those of you who own registered, non-conforming gravel pits in Dane County recently received a letter from Dan Everson.  This...

For ADA Compliance, Stay in Line—Don’t Forget to Reassign

Morgan StippelApril 1, 2019
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recognizes reassignment as “the reasonable accommodation of last resort.” As a result, it’s essential...

Natural Resources Board Environmental March Update

Patrick StevensMarch 29, 2019
The Natural Resources Board (NRB), the policy-making body for the Department of Natural Resources (DNR), took action on two environmental...

Discretionary Immunity Dodges a Bullet

Mike Riley, Micheal HahnMarch 15, 2019
The Wisconsin Supreme Court’s recent decision in Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin (2019 WI 2) sends mixed signals on...

Dress? Check. Rings? Check. Prenup?

Kathryn GriggMarch 4, 2019
What is a prenup? A prenuptial agreement (“prenup”) is a contract between two people before they get married that does...

Outrunning the Tax Man: Opportunity Zones vs. the 1031 Exchange

Mary N. ParmeterFebruary 28, 2019
The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) made a significant change to the 1031 Exchange (or Like-Kind Exchange), limiting...