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Litigation/Employment Law Attorney

Posted on February 1, 2018, Authored by ,

  Current Openings Are you looking for a sophisticated law practice in a family friendly community? Ruder Ware, North Central Wisconsin’s largest law firm, is seeking an experienced lateral litigation/employment law attorney to add to its active and thr…

Trust & Estate Planning and Business Succession Planning Opportunity

Posted on February 5, 2018, Authored by ,

  Current Openings Are you looking for a sophisticated law practice in a family friendly community? Ruder Ware, Northern Wisconsin’s largest law firm, is seeking an experienced trust and estate planning lawyer to add to its renowned practice. Ruder W…

More Planning Tips for Individuals Under New Tax Act

As Shanna Yonke mentioned in her January 22, 2018 Legal Update The New Tax Law Provides Estate Planning Opportunities, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017.  The Act (officially, Public Law 115-97) is the most sw…

Employer Must Make Clear Decision the First Time

Posted on February 8, 2018, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

A recent decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has again emphasized the importance of an employer making the right decision regarding the handling of an employment matter at the very start and not changing the rationale for an employment decis…

Court Says Electronic Copies Must Be Released

A recent decision from a Dane County trial court has opened the door for new guidance on providing electronic copies of public records to local news media.  In a recent decision, a Dane County judge held that a state lawmaker was in violation of the Wisc…

Hiring the Right Person for the Job Can be Challenging for Farmers Who Have Little Experience in Human Resources

Posted on February 15, 2018, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Ag-Visor

Successful hiring is extremely important, especially in farming where a small group of people are doing complicated stressful work in an outdoor setting. Though not a comprehensive guide to hiring great employees, there are some key steps farmers can …

Interagency Guidance on Accounting and Reporting Implications of Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

Posted on February 19, 2018, Authored by Amy E. Ebeling
Amy E. Ebeling
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Banking and Financial Matters

On January 18, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released guidance on the accounting implications of the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act (the “Act”…

Employee Social Media and Employee Discipline – Caution

Posted on February 20, 2018, Authored by Dean R. Dietrich
Dean R. Dietrich
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Employment

A number of companies have adopted social media policies that address the types of things employees can post on social media even if it is the employee’s private social media page.  While companies have the right to protect their reputation and their bus…

Opioid Fraud and Abuse as a Compliance Risk Area

Posted on February 20, 2018, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

The opioid epidemic is different than other drug related social problems because, in many cases, addiction to opioids starts in the medical office or in the pharmacy; in most cases through the treatment of legitimate physical pain and often chronic pain.…

School District Ordered to Allow Student to Use Medical Marijuana in Classroom

A recent decision from a federal court in Illinois has opened the door to significant debate regarding the use of medical marijuana in a school setting. The Schaumburg, IL School District has been ordered to allow an 11-year old student to use medical…

Will Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Really Make Changes to the Stark Law?

Posted on February 26, 2018, Authored by John H. Fisher, II
John H. Fisher, II
Attorney
Wausau Office
, Filed under Health Care

If you navigate to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Interactive Town Hall of January 17, 2018, you can view a video in which Seema Verma, the current Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, discusses some of the efforts cu…