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7th Circuit Explains When Attorneys’ Fee-Shifting Applies to FLSA Claims

Kristin PierreOctober 11, 2019
A Wisconsin service technician filed a federal court lawsuit on behalf of himself and other employees for unpaid overtime wages....

New ATSDR Silica Study Profiles Adverse Health Affects

Don Gallo, Sean FryeOctober 9, 2019
The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recently...

Know Your RCRA Hazardous Waste Generator Category

Don Gallo, Patrick Stevens, Sean FryeSeptember 24, 2019
Knowing what a person or business must report to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) when producing  and disposing of solid...

Regularly Review Your Regulatory Status

Don Gallo, Patrick Stevens, Sean FryeSeptember 24, 2019
For those businesses in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, time spent on meeting the vast array of regulatory requirements can...

Letting It Slide: Documenting Infractions at the Ice Rink

Aneet KaurSeptember 20, 2019
The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (the federal appeals court that governs Wisconsin) recently handed a win to employers,...

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,...

A Very Brief Summary of Copyright Law

Andrew ClarkowskiSeptember 3, 2019
Copyright is a form of protection of intellectual property provided by the laws of the United States to authors of...

Protecting Your Rights: What To Do When Pulled Over In Wisconsin

Erika Bierma, Brian Hough, August 30, 2019
The majority of traffic stops are routine and end in either a warning or some form of citation for a...

Is It OK to Allow Exempt Employees to Perform Some Nonexempt Duties?

Michael ModlAugust 26, 2019
You may have employees whom you have properly classified as exempt from receiving overtime pay under federal and Wisconsin wage...