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Ruder Ware’s February nonprofit feature for the $100K for 100 Years campaign is Eau Claire-based The Community Table.
On Jan. 31, 2020, USCIS announced a new version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new version contains minor changes to the form and its instructions. Employers should begin using this updated form as of Jan. 31, 2020. The notice provides employers additional time to make necessary updates and adjust their business processes. Employers may […]
Learn why Wisconsin’s medical assistance law will not affect your ability to protect assets. This seminar is offered at both 9:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. – registration details below. Questions that will be addressed Can I protect my house from a nursing home lien? Who is eligible for Medicaid/medical assistance? Is it too late to […]
Today the Department of Labor (DOL) announced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) that would substantially increase the number of workers eligible for overtime. Most significantly, the DOL has recommended the salary threshold for workers required to be paid overtime be raised from $455 a week ($23,660 annually) to $679 a week ($35,308 annually). The […]
Linda Ware, wife of our late visionary leader, G. Lane Ware, articulates why the State Bar has played an essential role in Ruder Ware’s success. “The Wisconsin Bar and getting to know lawyers from other communities was a way of expanding the influence of Ruder Ware so that people in Madison and Milwaukee would know […]
The federal appropriations bill enacted into law on December 20, 2019 changed federal law in ways that may affect your retirement assets, including 401(k) plans and IRAs. Those changes, often referred to as the “SECURE Act,” may affect you during your lifetime and also the way those retirement assets may be distributed to your beneficiaries […]
Our firm is deeply saddened by the passing of our friend, mentor, and advocate, Professor David S. Ruder. Professor Ruder was the son of our late founder, George L. Ruder.
The Internal Revenue Service has announced the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expenses for 2020, and the decrease in rates reflect the decrease in the fixed and variable costs of operating a vehicle. Effective January 1, 2020, the optional standard mileage rates […]
Ron Metzler, an attorney in our Green Bay office, explains what prompted their established, 28-year-old law firm to join Ruder Ware in June 2018. “What was truly different about Ruder Ware is that it’s a community-based law firm that really wants to serve its clients as best it can … and it was already doing […]