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Farm Transition Planning Workshop

Posted on December 6, 2015, Authored by ,

Holland's Family Cheese 200 Liberty Dr Thorp, WI Shannon Jacobson at Ruder Ware 500 N. First St, Ste 8000 Wausau, WI  54403 Registration Rate:  $25 Individual, or $50 Operation (up to four individuals) Registration covers conference materials and…

Chicken Little Syndrome No More - NLRB Regional Director’s Recent Joint Employment Decision Proves the Sky Is Not Falling [Yet, Anyway]

Posted on December 7, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

In the aftermath of the National Labor Relations Board’s recent, controversial Browning-Ferris Industries “joint employment” decision [362 NLRB No. 186], many within the management-side legal community [myself included] issued portentous predictions abou…

Private-Sector Unions Show No Meaningful Gain Despite Implementation of Quickie Election Rules

Posted on December 9, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

The “quickie election” rules promulgated by the National Labor Relations Board have been in effect since April 14, 2015.  Thus far, predictions have come true as the time it takes to file a union petition to the time of the election has been dramatically…

Boys of Summer Bring Wage and Hour Lawsuit: Marks Beginning of Ideological Spring

Posted on December 10, 2015, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Much ink has been spilled by those writing about the attention-grabbing, nationwide, consolidated wage and hour lawsuit brought by current and former minor-league professional baseball players.   The case is Senne v. Office of the Commissioner of Basebal…

Ruder Ware Pledges Support to Confluence

Posted on December 14, 2015, Authored by ,

Ruder Ware Law Firm and its attorneys have come together to pledge a collective gift of $150,000 to the Confluence Arts Center.  The gift incorporates individual commitments from several attorneys in the firm, as well as a discount in the legal servic…

A "How To" on Employee Management

Posted on December 17, 2015, Authored by ,

Country Aire Banquet Hall G1312 County Rd P Stratford, WI  To register, call 715.675.3331 and press “1” or visit http://goo.gl/forms/TMWeaM2J9R In today’s world, farmers have to manage people to get the job done. Managing people isn’t easy - n…

2016 Standard Mileage Rates

Posted on December 21, 2015, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
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The Internal Revenue Service has announced the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expenses for 2016, and the reduced rates reflect the decrease in gasoline prices.…

IRS Issues Standard Mileage Rates for 2016

Posted on December 21, 2015, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Falling gasoline prices have finally gotten the attention of the IRS!  Late last week the IRS issued the standard mileage rates for determining the deductible cost for operating automobiles for various purposes (business, medical, charitable) beginning J…

File Clerk and Receptionist Positions

Posted on December 30, 2015, Authored by ,

  Current Openings Due to recent retirements, Ruder Ware is seeking exceptional candidates for two full-time positions.  The successful candidates will be self-starters, problem solvers, organized, and possess great time management skills.  In addition,…

Anhydrous Ammonia Release Kills Worker – U.S. DOJ Sues Company Under the Clean Air Act

Posted on December 30, 2015, Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Companies that use anhydrous ammonia as a refrigerant may be regulated by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (“EPA”) Risk Management Plan program under the Clean Air Act and by OSHA’s Process Safety Management program under the Occupational Safet…