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Wisconsin Supreme Court Declares that Non-Solicitation of Employee Provisions are Governed by the Same Wisconsin Statute that Addresses Non-Compete Provisions
January 22, 2018
The Wisconsin Supreme Court issued a landmark decision on Friday in the case of The Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. John Lanning, 2018 WI 6. The case represented the Court’s first opportunity to determine whether a Non-Solicitation of Employee (NSE) provision in a contract between an employer and an employee is governed by the same statute, Wis. Stat. § 103.465, that governs the enforceability of non-compete restrictive covenants.
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Implications of a Government Shutdown for Employers and Educators
January 19, 2018
As the looming threat of a government shutdown becomes more real, we briefly review prior shutdowns and provide guidance on what employers and educators might anticipate.
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DOL Modifies Test for Unpaid Interns
January 19, 2018
Over the past 20 years the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”), state labor departments, and the courts have substantially narrowed the definition of an “intern” for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and its state law counterparts.  The rules changed again this week.
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EEOC, NLRB and DOL Shutdown Contingency Plans – The 2018 Edition
January 19, 2018
Here we are again on the brink of another possible federal government shutdown, and employers may be wondering how it may impact them.
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Start Planning Now For The Upcoming H-1B Visa Filing Deadline
January 19, 2018
Employers looking to hire foreign workers in certain professional positions that require an H-1B visa would be wise to begin the process early in 2018.
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Fabricated Texts? Something Else for Employers to Be Aware Of…
January 18, 2018
In Lee vs. Trees, Inc., the court threw out an employee’s Title VII lawsuit because she had submitted fabricated texts, supposedly from her supervisor, to support her claims of sexual harassment and retaliation.
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Federal Injunction Results in Reinstatement of DACA Application
January 15, 2018
In response to last week’s nationwide injunction entered by Judge William Alsup of the Federal District Court in San Francisco, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on Saturday that it has resumed acceptance of renewal requests for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program benefits from eligible individuals.
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Affordable Care Act (ACA) 1094-C/1095-C Reporting and Employer Mandate Update
January 12, 2018
Similar to notices issued in prior years, the IRS has once again issued a notice granting an extension for providing employees a copy of Form 1095-C.
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The ADA Under Attorney General Sessions
January 11, 2018
Just before the holidays, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the Department of Justice was rescinding 25 documents that the agency considered to be unnecessary, inconsistent with existing law, or otherwise improper.
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The Importance of Consideration When Altering Employee Compensation Packages
January 11, 2018
A question that often arises in the employment setting is whether an employer can change the terms of an agreement it has with its employee(s) without giving any consideration for such a change.
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IRS Will Again Impose No Penalties on Timely Affordable Care Act Filings, Even if Incomplete or Incorrect; Deadline for ACA Employee Notices is Extended
January 10, 2018
The IRS has announced that it will continue its past policy of imposing no penalties on Employers who make good faith, timely efforts to meet their filing requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  An extension on the due date for employee notices will also be continued.
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U.S. Department of Labor Changes Course on Interns
January 9, 2018
In 2011, we alerted employers to the issue of unpaid interns bringing claims and lawsuits for unpaid wages, alleging that they qualified as employees entitled to the minimum wage and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and corresponding state law.
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Oct 18

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Oct 18

New @SHRM Court Report: FMLA Retaliation Claim Survives: https://t.co/keftzRAKzY

Oct 17

New @SHRM Court Report: History of Approved Leave Will Bear on Reasonableness of Future Request: https://t.co/1l6QQ6MH64