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Future of the DOL’s Overtime Rule Uncertain

Eric HuntFebruary 13, 2017
In May 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its long-awaited and controversial rule increasing the salary thresholds that...

Changes to Prevailing Wage Laws in Wisconsin

Leslie SammonFebruary 13, 2017
Wisconsin has traditionally had three separate prevailing wage laws covering (1) projects bid or negotiated by a local governmental unit,...

Tips for Compensating Tipped Employees

Michael ModlFebruary 13, 2017
If your business employs workers who receive tips as part of their compensation, such as waitstaff, bartenders, or delivery drivers...

When Can You Fire an Employee Who Fails to Timely Report Alleged Sexual Harassment?

Timothy BarberJanuary 20, 2017
In a divided decision, the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose decisions apply to all Wisconsin employers) recently ruled...

EEOC Issues New Guidelines on National Origin Discrimination

Saul GlazerJanuary 20, 2017
With the increase in terrorism and attention given to immigration-related complaints, there is commensurate potential for workplace conflict and harassment...

You Can Look, but Don’t Touch: Reviewing Employees’ Personal E-mails

Justin LessnerJanuary 20, 2017
It is no secret that employees regularly use e-mail at work for a wide array of reasons. Employers that believe...

Beware of Overreaching Contracts That Can Be Ineffective in Protecting Your Business

Jeremy LangeJanuary 20, 2017
In a recent case, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals addressed the enforceability of an agreement between an employer and a...

Truthful Information is a Defense to Tortious Interference Claims in Wisconsin

Michael WestcottJanuary 20, 2017
Unlike claims filed under most employment laws, claims for tortious (wrongful) interference with a contract can be filed against coworkers...

Stop the Presses! Federal Judge Issues Injunction Blocking DOL’s New Overtime Rule

Gesina SeilerJanuary 20, 2017
On November 22, a federal judge in Texas issued a nationwide injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) rule...