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Dog Bite Law in the Wake of 2015 Wisconsin Act 112

Gail C. GroyJune 14, 2017
The old version of Wis. Stat. § 174.02(1)(b), which is commonly referred to as the “dog bite” statute, provided for...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Interprets “Substantial Fault”

Leslie SammonJune 14, 2017
In 2013, Wisconsin’s unemployment compensation law was amended, creating a two-tiered system for determining when an employee is disqualified from...

Court of Appeals Clarifies “Constructive Notice” Under Wisconsin’s Construction Lien Laws

Justin LessnerJune 12, 2017
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently revisited the issue of when a contractor loses its lien rights after the owner...

Is Someone Watching Me? Do’s and Don’ts of Workplace Video Surveillance

Justin LessnerJune 8, 2017
For many years, it has been common practice for banks, retail stores, gas stations, and other employers that regularly interact...

7th Circuit: Title VII Prohibits Sexual Orientation Discrimination

Michael ModlJune 8, 2017
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is a federal law that prohibits employers with 15 or more...

Serial Commas May Not Seem Like a Big Deal – Until You Omit One

Micheal HahnMay 25, 2017
Commas are often overlooked, but they are a necessary, and often important, punctuation mark. For example, if I said that...

What Does Custody Really Mean?

Andrea Von HoffMay 15, 2017
When it comes to how children are affected by the breakup of their parents, there is perhaps no word more...

A Guide to Grandparent Rights and Visitation

Andrea Von HoffMay 5, 2017
The ability of grandparents to have contact with their grandchildren is often an informal, private matter. It can become a...

What’s Next for Union Contractors After Prevailing Wage Repeal?

Tyler WilkinsonApril 28, 2017
Wisconsin has repealed its prevailing wage requirements for municipal construction projects. Recently, Governor Scott Walker proposed the repeal of prevailing...