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Planning for Divorce Part 2: 5 Things NOT to do Before Divorce

Kathryn GriggSeptember 19, 2017
Although Wisconsin is a no-fault divorce state, your behavior and actions in the days leading up to, and during, the...

Other States’ Sick Leave Laws May Create Nightmare for Wisconsin Employers

Timothy BarberAugust 21, 2017
In 2011, Governor Scott Walker signed into law 2011 Wisconsin Act 16, which prohibits Wisconsin municipalities from enacting local sick...

Midterm Cancellations: When is a Reissue Not a Renewal?

Timothy FennerAugust 21, 2017
Like virtually every other state, Wisconsin has adopted a statute dealing with midterm cancellation of insurance policies by carriers. Section...

Why Carry Worker’s Comp Insurance? Because There Are Stiff Penalties if You Don’t

Clarke SugarAugust 4, 2017
Complying with Wisconsin’s worker’s compensation laws is critical for any business or individual with employees who provide services in the state. This...

What’s In a Name? That Which We Call Children Born Out-of-Wedlock Is Not So Sweet.

Kathryn GriggJuly 28, 2017
For parents-to-be, choosing what to name your baby is a monumental decision, often accompanied by bickering and bargaining about each...

Curing Summertime Employment Blues: Dress Codes, Minors, Wage and Hour Issues

Michael ModlJuly 27, 2017
With the arrival of summertime in Wisconsin, employers face unique challenges as well as opportunities. Dress code infractions are more common during...

How to (Legally) Grow Marijuana in Wisconsin

Guy DuBeauJuly 25, 2017
For starters, let’s be clear:  No one in Wisconsin is presently legally cleared to grow marijuana.  While there are state-based...

Wisconsin Truck Driver was ‘Disabled’ Despite No Diagnosis During Employment

Michael WestcottJuly 25, 2017
The Wisconsin Fair Employment Act (WFEA) prohibits employers from discriminating against employees and job applicants on the basis of disability....

Wisconsin Supreme Court Rules Executive Branch Cannot Sanction Judges for Decisions

Timothy BarberJuly 7, 2017
In a recent decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled that the Crime Victims Rights Board (CVRB)—an executive branch agency—violated the...