Employers—Including Law Firms—In Limbo Over Federal Overtime Laws

Employees may be treated as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime pay requirements under certain circumstances. Federal regulations raising the minimum salary requirement for employees to qualify under “white collar” exemptions to the FLSA remain in flux, leaving employers—including law firms—in limbo. I. Status of…

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(Wisconsin Supreme Court) In the matter to amend Wisconsin Statutes 901.07, 906.08, 906.09 and create Wisconsin Statute 906.16, No. 16-02A (Effective 01/01/18), 2017 WI 92, Oct 11, 2017 (see Erika Strobel post…

Employers—Including Law Firms—In Limbo Over Federal Overtime Laws

Employees may be treated as exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s (“FLSA”) overtime pay requirements under certain circumstances. Federal regulations raising the minimum salary requirement for employees to qualify…

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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Engelhardt v. City of New Berlin, 2016AP801, Oct 04, 2017. Plaintiffs sued for their young daughter’s drowning while on a municipal parks and recreation…

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(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Amend SCR 40.05 (reciprocity with a federally recognized Indian tribe), No. 16-09, 2017 WI 88 (see Erika Strebel post following) Justices issue order changing reciprocity rules, by Erika…

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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Estate of Ziolkowski v. WMK LLC, 2016AP947, Sep 19, 2017. Plaintiff was confined to wheelchair due to multiple sclerosis. Defendant had installed a locking…

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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) DWD v. LIRC, 2016AP002066, Sep 12, 2017 (see Joe Forward post following) Appeals Court: Ineligible Claimants Can Keep Unemployment Benefit Payments, by Joe…

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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Karsten v. Terra Engineering & Construction Corp., 2016AP2025, Sep 07, 2017. Restrictive covenant in employment agreement at issue not subject to WIS.…

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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication) Auto-Owners Insurance Co. v. City of Appleton, 2016AP1227, Aug 29, 2017. Homeowners insurer appealed Circuit Court’s denying injunction against raze order…

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(Wisconsin Court of Appeals, unpublished signed panel opinion) Manney v. Board of Fire and Police Commissioners for the City of Milwaukee, 2016AP1598, Aug 22, 2017 (see Bruce Vielmetti post following) Appeals Court…

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(Wisconsin Supreme Court) Amendments to Evidence Rules Pertaining to Witness Bias, Conduct, Testimony, and Impeachment, Hearing Order, 16-02A, August 15, 2017 (Wisconsin Court of Appeals, recommended for publication)…

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