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Legal Advice on a YouTube video? It happened.

Something has happened in my law practice that has never happened before. I have given legal advice to a client based upon a YouTube video.

Peter Davis, legal counsel for the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission, was included in a video post on YouTube. In that video post, he indicated that public employers should calculate base wages and use as the base wage for an employee in a position that requires a master's degree, the master's column on the teacher schedule and the wage rate for the experience of that particular employee. The employee would not get credit for additional master's credits, but the calculation would start from the master's column of the old teacher schedule. This is different than the advice given by the WERC Commissioner in her dissent to the new base-costing rule.

I never thought I would be giving legal advice based on a YouTube video. The legal practice is certainly changing.