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DOL Says Most Workers Are Employees

Leslie SammonOctober 9, 2015
On July 15, 2015, U.S. Department of Labor Administrator David Weil issued an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing the misclassification of workers...

DOL Proposes Significant Changes to Overtime Rules

Justin LessnerAugust 24, 2015
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently released a much-anticipated notice of proposed rulemaking updating the regulations to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)....

Prevailing Wage Partially Repealed: The Hard Cold Facts

Saul GlazerAugust 6, 2015
Wisconsin’s recently passed budget act included provisions substantially scaling back prevailing wage in Wisconsin. Prevailing Wage: What Is It? Wisconsin’s...

Ronald Under Fire: McDonald’s May Be Liable for Franchisees’ Actions

September 26, 2014
Large companies known as “franchisers” often allow “franchisees,” or smaller independent contractors, to use their trademark and distribute their goods...

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Tosses Employee’s Wage Overtime Case

Michael ModlDecember 23, 2013
The federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) requires employers to pay employees overtime compensation at time and a half the...

‘You Break It, You Bought It’ Policy Can Buy Employers Lawsuits

September 24, 2013
Every year, local, state, and federal governments add more rules, regulations, and restrictions on employers. With high-profile politically charged laws...

Wisconsin Court of Appeals Examines Penalties and Attorney’s Fee Awards in Wage and Hour Case

Michael ModlFebruary 27, 2013
On February 7, 2013, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals decided an important case involving penalties and attorney’s fees under federal...

Compensating Commissioned Employees: A Three-Step Guide

July 9, 2012
Few areas of the law create bigger headaches for employers than minimum wage and overtime law.All too frequently, employers either...

Employee Not Entitled to Overtime When Employer Unaware of Work

Troy ThompsonJanuary 10, 2012
An employer can’t sit back and accept the benefits of unauthorized overtime without paying for it. However, federal wage and...