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Recognition of Same-Sex Marriage Officially the Tax Law of the Land

Posted on September 1, 2016, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Effective tomorrow, September 2, 2016, new IRS final regulations will take effect which provide that for federal tax purposes, the terms “spouse,” “husband,” and “wife” mean an individual lawfully married to another individual.  The terms “husband and wi…

IRS Finalizes Same-Sex Marriage Recognition Regulations

Posted on September 1, 2016, Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Tax Deductions

It took almost eleven months, and minimal comments from the public, but the IRS has now finalized its October 2015 regulations which recognized same-sex marriages as lawful marriages for purposes of the tax code.  More information on that found here Reco…

The Importance of Buy-Sell Agreements

Whether your company is a corporation, limited liability company (LLC) or any other organization, it is important to formulate and document a plan for how business owners will leave the company – preferably at the time the company is formed. It may seem …

Will FinTech Replace Bank Branches?

Posted on September 15, 2016, Authored by ,

The automated teller machine revolutionized banking by allowing a depositor to withdrawal money anytime, anyplace without the need of a single bank employee.  FinTech and the increased depositor adoption of banking mobile apps may do the same thing to en…

Hairstyle Is Not a Protected Category but Sexual Orientation Likely Is

Posted on September 20, 2016, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

Several recent decisions have opened the door to further scrutiny regarding discrimination and the basis for a finding of discriminatory conduct by an employer.  These decisions continue to show the volatility of discrimination claims and determinations …

DOL Overtime Rule Update: Breaking News!!!!!

On September 20, 2016, two lawsuits were filed in an attempt to block the DOL’s proposed overtime rule (the "Rule").  Wisconsin joined 20 other states in filing one suit while the U.S. Chamber of Commerce along with 50 other business groups filed the oth…

Annual Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Law Conference - Fall 2016

Posted on September 28, 2016, Authored by ,

Westwood Conference Center 1800 Westwood Center Blvd Wausau, WI  54401 Conference Cost: $100 Non-SHRM, Non-SPAHRA members $85 SHRM, SPAHRA members, or members of local HR organization Conference materials, refreshments, and lunch included in confe…

Congress Actually Agrees on Something: Bitcoin

Posted on September 30, 2016, Authored by Ruder Ware Attorneys, Filed under Banking and Financial Matters

Shortly before Congress recessed for the November election, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed Rep. Adam Kinzinger’s (R-IL) resolution urging the United States to “adopt a national policy for technology to promote consumers’ access to fin…