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Form I-9 Compliance during the COVID-19 Emergency

Leslie SammonMay 5, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges and changes to many aspects of the employment relationship. Form I-9 and E-Verify requirements...

DATCP Issues Emergency Rule Prohibiting Late Fees & Penalties Against Residential Tenants

Robert ProcterApril 30, 2020
The Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection issued an Emergency Rule that prohibits landlords from charging any tenant a...

Axley-Waukesha Implements Minimum Contact Estate Planning Signings in Response to COVID-19

Don Murn, Tracy MurnApril 29, 2020
Now more than ever people need assurance that their estate plans are current. In an uncertain health environment, how do...

Superfund Cleanups – Can the State Courts Impose Cleanup Standards, or Does the EPA Get the Final Word?

Sean FryeApril 29, 2020
The United States Supreme Court decided a case last week that has ramifications for property owners, particularly residential property owners,...

Recent Ruling Regarding the Economic Loss Doctrine

Danielle TierneyApril 27, 2020
The Court of Appeals issued a decision, which has been recommended for publication, on the economic loss doctrine’s applicability as...

Flood Damage: Your Rights & How to Protect Yourself

Nathan KollathApril 27, 2020
It is no secret that spring is the season of flooding in the upper Midwest. In early spring, temperatures rise...

Limit on Local Regulation of Piers

Patrick StevensApril 23, 2020
In Oneida County v. Sunflower Prop II, LLC, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals (Court) addressed whether a county could regulate...

Governor Suspends Certification Requirements for Septage Servicing, Water System, and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Patrick StevensApril 20, 2020
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) rules in Chapter NR 114 require waterworks operators, septage servicing operators, water system...

Governor Evers Extends Safer at Home Order to May 26

Dave McCormackApril 17, 2020
On April 16, 2020, Governor Evers’ Administration issued an updated version of the Safer at Home Order.  Emergency Order #28...