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Wetlands Determinations - Uncertainty for the Clean Water Rule?

Authored by Russell W. Wilson
Russell W. Wilson
Of Counsel
Wausau Office
, June 30, 2016
On May 31, 2016, the United States Supreme Court issued its decision in United States Army Corps of Engineers v. Hawkes Co., Inc. holding that approved judicial determinations as to the presence of wetlands issued by the Corps of Engineers constitute…

Today the DOL Announced its Long-awaited Final Rule!

Authored by Sara J. Ackermann
Sara J. Ackermann
Chair of Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Practice Group
Attorney
Wausau Office
, May 17, 2016
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…

2017 Health Savings Account Cost of Living Adjustments

Authored by Mary Ellen Schill
Mary Ellen Schill
Attorney
Wausau Office
, May 1, 2016
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…

DOL OT RULE UPDATE!!!! Release Date Now Expected in June of 2016

Authored by Sara J. Ackermann
Sara J. Ackermann
Chair of Employment, Benefits & Labor Relations Practice Group
Attorney
Wausau Office
, March 17, 2016
Multiple D.C. insiders and media outlets have reported that earlier this week the DOL forwarded the proposed final overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for its mandatory review.  (If right now you are asking yourself, “what is the…