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State Budget Eliminates Rental Weatherization Program

Robert ProcterSeptember 25, 2017
Governor Walker signed the 2017-2019 Biennial Budget, which included the total repeal of Wisconsin’s Rental Weatherization Program.  At its inception,...

Foxconn Bill Set to Spur Economic Development in Southeast Wisconsin for More Than Just Foxconn

Conor LeedomSeptember 21, 2017
An announcement was made in July of 2017 that Foxconn Technology Group (“Foxconn”), the major manufacturer of Apple’s flagship product,...

Planning for Divorce Part 1: 5 Things to do Before Divorce

Kathryn GriggSeptember 19, 2017
Planning a wedding is a major event that requires time, energy and organization. Planning for divorce is no different. Here...

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...