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Posted on May 1, 2015, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware, the largest law firm headquartered north of Madison, has its roots in the northern half of the state. Founded in Wausau in 1920, the firm has expanded to include an office in Eau Claire. We provide counsel to many of the same clients from o…

Trust and Estate Paralegal Opportunity

Posted on May 1, 2015, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware Law Firm, a continuously growing business law firm with offices in both Wausau and Eau Claire, Wisconsin, is seeking a talented individual to fill a Trust and Estates paralegal position in our Eau Claire location.   The ideal candidate for …

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Closed Session Public Meetings

Posted on May 4, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Local Governments and School Districts

2016 Health Savings Account Cost of Living Adjustments

Posted on May 4, 2015, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
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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 2016.   HSA/HDHP Requirement Cost-of-Living…

IRS Announces HSA Cost of Living Adjustments

Posted on May 4, 2015, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Each spring (or late winter for those of us lucky enough to be living in Wisconsin), the IRS adjusts the various maximums (and minimums) for health savings accounts for the upcoming calendar year. The tax code (Code Section 223 if you want to play along …

The Wide Expanse of the ADA

Posted on May 8, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

A recent lawsuit filed in the federal district court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania alleges that an employer violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) by terminating an employee who had a doctor-diagnosed sleep disorder. According to t…

Employer Waived the Exclusive Remedy Protection of Worker’s Compensation

Posted on May 11, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

The important protection that employers have under Wisconsin’s Worker’s Compensation Act is the exclusive remedy against employees for work-related accidents, conditions, or illnesses. While the employer enjoys near immunity from a civil suit, that prote…

Jamie Schaefer Elected President of Community Foundation

Posted on May 13, 2015, Authored by ,

The Community Foundation of North Central Wisconsin (CFONCW) is governed by a 15-member board elected to strategically invest the gifts of their donors, direct disbursements of the Foundation’s assets, and plan for the community’s long-term good.  Ruder …

Attorney Shaughnessy Murphy Joins Ruder Ware

Posted on May 18, 2015, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware is pleased to announce the addition of Shaughnessy Murphy to our Eau Claire attorney team.  Shaughnessy advises clients on a wide variety of business transactional matters, including the organization of business entities; financing, sale an…

Seventh Circuit Affirms “Willful” OSHA Violation

Posted on May 18, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued a decision that is interesting for its discussion and analysis of what a “willful” OSHA violation means. A worker for a precast concrete manufacturer fell into a sand bin in which he became engulfed up to h…

Attorney Shaughnessy Murphy Joins Ruder Ware

Posted on May 18, 2015, Authored by ,

Shaughnessy advises clients on a wide variety of business transactional matters, including the organization of business entities; financing, sale and acquisition transactions; and related matters.  He also assists clients who are involved in general busi…

Angela Gonzalez Selected for Prestigious Paralegal of the Year Award

Posted on May 19, 2015, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware is pleased to congratulate Angela Gonzalez on receiving the “Paralegal of the Year” Award from the Paralegal Association of Wisconsin (PAW). At present, there are approximately 3000 paralegals in the state of Wisconsin with over 200 of thes…

The Odd Jurisdictional Line: “Waters of the United States” in SWANCC

Posted on May 26, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
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This article reviews the second of three important U.S. Supreme Court cases that examine the jurisdictional reach of the Clean Water Act (“CWA”) by interpreting the definition of the “waters of the United States.”  The first case was United States v. Riv…

Arbitration Clauses and the Impact of Their Terms

Posted on May 27, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently addressed the authority of circuit courts to assess and adjudge arbitration matters. In First Weber Group, Inc. v. Synergy Real Estate Group, LLC, 2015 WI 34 (March 24, 2015) determinations and rulings regarding multi…