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"Quickie Election" Rule Under Attack

Posted on April 1, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

The National Labor Relations Board will be holding public hearings on April 10 and April 11 regarding the proposed "quickie election" rule that would expedite the election process and reduce the ability of an employer to campaign against a union represen…

About Us

Posted on April 9, 2014, Authored by ,

How do we do that? We see the big picture, not just the details. We think team and collaboration are more important than individual accolades on any given day. We work diligently to earn trust. We are responsive by nature. We provid…

No More Friend Me or You're Fired: Walker Signs Bill to Regulate Employer Access to Employee Social Media Sites

On April 8, Gov. Scott Walker signed the Wisconsin Social Media Protection Act. Prudent Wisconsin employers should make sure to understand how this law affects both workplace and recruiting practices. With some exceptions, the Wisconsin Social Media P…

Age Discrimination Cases Can be Easy to Prove

Posted on April 15, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Several recent stories have talked about huge layoffs because of a loss of federal contracts and a decline in available work. Companies are looking at large layoffs to reduce costs and survive the cutbacks in revenue from the loss of contracts. A reductio…

2015 Health Savings Account Cost of Living Adjustments

Posted on April 23, 2014, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
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The Internal Revenue Service today announced the cost-of-living adjustments for the HSA contribution limits and for High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP) deductibles and out-of-pocket maximums for 2015. HSA/HDHP Requirement Cost-of-Living …

No More Record Keeping for Professionals

Posted on April 25, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Wisconsin has always been a little different because it required employers to keep a record of the hours worked by a professional employee who was exempt from the overtime pay requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act. This requirement also applied to…

New Implements of Husbandry Bill Now in Effect

Posted on April 28, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys,

In an effort to modernize state law with regard to the operation of farm machinery, Governor Scott Walker signed Act 377, often referred to as the "Implements of Husbandry Bill," on April 24, 2014. Act 377 increases weight limits and size restrictions fo…

Perfectly Clear Successor - Be Careful

Posted on April 30, 2014, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Two recent events have refocused a concern about becoming a successor owner of a company in a setting where the company is being acquired/purchased. Situations arise on a regular basis where a company will purchase another business with the intention of …