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Theft by Contractor

Thomas HofbauerJune 16, 2020
The penalties for a violation of Wisconsin’s “Theft by Contractor” statute can be severe.  If such a claim is proven,...

The Risks of CBD Use and THC Testing

Jeremy LangeJune 10, 2020
The widespread availability and use of CBD, in combination with imprecise drug tests, presents challenges to employees and employers. If...

Insurance Coverage, Damage, and Business Losses from Riots and Vandalism

Jeremy LangeJune 9, 2020
Businesses across Wisconsin are wondering if they are insured against damage caused by riots, vandalism, and curfews. Insurance policies commonly...

May Regulatory Update: Natural Resources Board Actions

Patrick StevensJune 5, 2020
The Wisconsin Natural Resource Board (NRB) held a virtual meeting on May 27th and took action on a number of...

Senate Passes Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Bill

Robert ProcterJune 4, 2020
There has been much criticism about the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which was intended to help small businesses devastated by...

Design Professionals’ Standard of Care in Light of COVID-19

Thomas HofbauerJune 3, 2020
Design professionals provide various services as part of the construction process, including site visits, payment certification duties, problem solving, and...

Can Employers Restrict Travel by Employees?

Dave McCormackMay 29, 2020
As businesses re-open and increase business activity, more and more employers may face whether to monitor employees’ travel or restrict...

Timely Payments of Insurance Claims

Thomas HofbauerMay 28, 2020
Insurance companies are obligated to make payment on well-documented claims from their insureds within 30 days or face the accrual...

Potential Employer Liability for Employee Claims Related to COVID-19

Aneet KaurMay 27, 2020
As businesses start opening their doors, employers and employees alike are left wondering what liability an employer might face if...