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2017 Health Savings Account Cost of Living Adjustments

Posted on May 1, 2016, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
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The Internal Revenue Service on April 29th 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 2017.   HSA/HDHP Requirement Cost-o…

IRS Announces HSA Cost of Living Adjustments for 2017

Posted on May 2, 2016, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Late last week the IRS announced its adjustments to the health savings account limits for 2017.  These limits are adjusted annually by the IRS for “cost of living.”  Since the IRS rules for cost of living adjustments provide that adjustments are only mad…

NLRB Judge Trumps Casino’s Employee Handbook E-Mail Policy

Posted on May 9, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Employment

Last week, an administrative law judge for the National Labor Relations Board concluded that Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino’s (“Rio”) employee handbook policy addressing “Use of Company Systems, Equipment, and Resources,” violated the National Labor Rel…

Assigning Bathrooms – Reasonable Accommodation?

Posted on May 12, 2016, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

There has been a great deal of media coverage regarding how to accommodate a transgender employees’ use of bathrooms.  Logic suggests that maintaining private bathrooms that would be available to any employee would be the most reasonable way to address t…

Do Municipalities have to Disclose Driver’s License Information?

On Tuesday, May 10, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled that the Drivers Privacy Protection Act, or DPPA, a federal law protecting drivers license data, does not allow Wisconsin police departments to withhold driver information from accident reports.  T…

Today the DOL Announced its Long-awaited Final Rule!

Today the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its long-awaited rule expanding overtime protection for employees. The rule will go into effect December 1, 2016.  Highlights include: Raising the salary threshold from $23,660 to $47,476 a year, or from …

Today the DOL Announced its Long-awaited Final Rule!

Today the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its long-awaited rule expanding overtime protection for employees.  Attorney Sara Ackermann wrote a short legal update detailing the highlights.  In addition, the update contains a link to the DOL’s resource …

E-mail Communication to Board Members Creates Meeting?

At our recent Local Government Seminar, a question was asked as to whether other states are aggressively enforcing open meeting or public meeting laws involving local governments.  A recent decision by an Appellate Court in Ohio shows that other states a…

How Do the New Overtime Rules Affect Your Business?

Posted on May 20, 2016, Authored by ,

This week, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its long-awaited rule expanding overtime protection for employees. This means a number of employees will be eligible for overtime pay instead of being considered exempt from federal wage and hour laws. T…

Overtime Final Rule for State and Local Governments

The Department of Labor’s final overtime rule (“the Final Rule”) updates the salary level required for the executive, administrative, and professional (“white collar”) exemption to overtime pay requirements to assure that the FLSA’s intended overtime pro…