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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...

Proposed Bill Would Limit Local Government Control Over Employment Matters

Justin LessnerJanuary 25, 2018
Republican state lawmakers recently proposed legislation that would limit local governments from enacting ordinances and other employment rules that are...

Curing Summertime Employment Blues: Dress Codes, Minors, Wage and Hour Issues

Michael ModlJuly 27, 2017
With the arrival of summertime in Wisconsin, employers face unique challenges as well as opportunities. Dress code infractions are more common during...

What’s Next for Union Contractors After Prevailing Wage Repeal?

April 28, 2017
Wisconsin has repealed its prevailing wage requirements for municipal construction projects. Recently, Governor Scott Walker proposed the repeal of prevailing...

Changes to Prevailing Wage Laws in Wisconsin

Leslie SammonFebruary 13, 2017
Wisconsin has traditionally had three separate prevailing wage laws covering (1) projects bid or negotiated by a local governmental unit,...

Tips for Compensating Tipped Employees

Michael ModlFebruary 13, 2017
If your business employs workers who receive tips as part of their compensation, such as waitstaff, bartenders, or delivery drivers...

Employee’s Memory Not Enough to Save His Overtime Claim

Leslie SammonNovember 15, 2016
This case from the 7th Circuit demonstrates what burdens employers bear when one of their employees files a lawsuit under...

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

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

Year-End Bonuses: A Trap for the Unwary?

Leslie SammonDecember 21, 2015
Federal and state law requires that overtime be paid to nonexempt employees who work more than 40 hours in a workweek at 1½...