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Chapter 128 is a Valuable, Though Frequently Overlooked, Tool for Creditors & Debtors

Jeremy LangeJuly 27, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic is damaging businesses throughout Wisconsin, forcing many into insolvency and collapse. Navigating the pending or actual insolvency...

End of the Federal Eviction Moratorium

Kevin TrostJuly 24, 2020
In late March, the federal government enacted the CARES Act (“Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act”), which imposed a...

Milwaukee’s Mask Ordinance

Dave McCormackJuly 23, 2020
The Ordinance: On July 14, 2020, the City of Milwaukee passed an ordinance requiring the wearing of masks in the...

Relocation, Relocation, Relocation – Moving & Child Placement

Elizabeth LanzhammerJuly 20, 2020
Relocation is a common issue when dealing with divorce and paternity cases – especially with the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. In...

Can You Discharge an Employee on FMLA Leave When He Intends Not to Return?

Elizabeth StephensJuly 15, 2020
If an employee on Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave submits a letter signaling his intent to resign at...

Coming Out of Hibernation: A Few Things to Consider When Reopening Your Business

Saul GlazerJuly 13, 2020
We have collectively gone through what we hope to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience in which many of us have been...

Disability Doesn’t Protect Poor Performance or Erratic, Unexcused Absences

Dave McCormackJuly 10, 2020
In a recent ruling, the 7th Circuit (whose rulings apply to all Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin employers) emphasized that a...

Cannabis: Wisconsin’s New Favorite Import?

Jeremy LangeJuly 9, 2020
Wisconsin voters support the sale of cannabis for medicinal and recreational use, as demonstrated by the wide margins in referendums...

Wrestling with Paid Sick Leave for Both Parents When Schools Close for Pandemic

Heath StrakaJuly 9, 2020
With schools closed for the COVID-19 pandemic, both parents in two-parent households may want to stay home while shelter-in-place orders...