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Retain Key Employees With Phantom Units

John G. WalshOctober 19, 2018
Employee retention is a challenge many small businesses face. Turnover costs business owners in training time, productivity, continuity, and, at...

Is the Gig Up? Recent Developments in Worker Classification Law

Heath StrakaOctober 19, 2018
There are myriad different tests on how to classify workers. Depending on the location of your business and workers, it...

Milwaukee Parking Lot Ordinance Creates Potential Liability for Commercial Property Owners

Conor Leedom, Edward LawtonOctober 5, 2018
Criminal activity in Milwaukee public parking lots has received a recent surge in media attention.  Reports of vehicle break-ins and...

Wisconsin Supreme Court Addresses Loan Guaranty Issue

Edward LawtonSeptember 14, 2018
In a foreclosure case involving loan guarantors, one key issue is what value will be assigned to the mortgaged real...

Illinois Court Holds Rent In Arrears Not Assignable

Edward LawtonSeptember 7, 2018
Illinois commercial real estate owners, lenders, and investors should be aware of the Illinois Appellate Court decision in 1002 E....

Have a Little Respect for Your Estate Plan

Tracy MurnAugust 28, 2018
An American icon died last week. Aretha Franklin was the Queen of Soul, and with that came celebrity. Even with...

Fitness-for-Duty Exam Dooms Deputy’s Retaliation Claim

Michael ModlAugust 22, 2018
Nearly all federal and state laws that impose obligations on employers to take, or not take, certain actions include antiretaliation...

Court Prohibits Warrantless Access to Cell Records Used to Track Suspect’s Location

Brian HoughAugust 22, 2018
Co-authored by Joe Malone Is your cell phone on?  It is leaving your digital footprints wherever you go. Every time...

Appeals Court Addresses Anticipated Nuisance Claim in Frac Sand Case

Edward LawtonAugust 21, 2018
The Wisconsin Court of Appeals recently upheld the dismissal of a complaint brought by Town of Hixton landowners seeking a...