How to Handle When an Employee Quits Your Company

By |2021-12-06T16:13:53-06:00February 11th, 2022|Blog, Estate Planning, Estate Planning|

When an employee leaves your company, whether on good or bad terms, it can cause a lot of stress. Filling their role and responsibilities, understanding why they left and not taking it personally, making sure operations aren’t disrupted, are all a part of the stress of losing an employee. While these are all important, [...]

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Federal Judge Issues Nationwide Injunction for New Overtime Rule

By |2021-01-28T21:15:44-06:00December 9th, 2016|Blog, Employment Law|

Procrastinators won… at least this time! Less than two weeks before the new Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule was scheduled to go into effect, a Federal judge from Texas granted an emergency injunction putting the new overtime rule on hold indefinitely. The new overtime rule, impacting millions of workers nationwide, was set to [...]

Goodbye is Never Easy… 6 Must Know Tips for Firing an Employee

By |2021-01-28T21:10:00-06:00August 11th, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Compensation, Hiring Practices|

We’ve all been there. Whether you’re a business owner or a manager of a business, firing an employee can be tough. Follow the following six tips to make it easier for everyone to break-up the relationship and reduce the risk of wrongful termination or unfair treatment claims. Tip 1: Before firing an employee Give them [...]

Unfair Treatment in Internship Programs: Protect Your Company

By |2021-01-28T21:09:59-06:00August 11th, 2016|Blog, Business Law, Compensation, Federal Law|

Today’s job market is less than ideal. While the pool of job candidates is large, companies struggle to find manpower to fit their budgets. The solution for many companies is internship programs. Internships are becoming a standard graduation requirement at many colleges and universities with benefits to both employer and student. According to Brian Burnsed, [...]

Wisconsin: Classification of Employees vs. Independent Contractors — Significant Risks of Non-Compliance

By |2016-12-10T02:40:29-06:00July 14th, 2011|Blog|

Effective January 1, 2011, the Wisconsin legislature adopted a new law, intended to address perceived violations of the employee classification laws by the construction industry.  The new law, 2009 Wisconsin Act 292 (the “Act”), gives the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development (the “DWD”) substantial enforcing power to investigate and enforce worker misclassification issues involving employers [...]

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