News

Rule Reversals & Changes

The Wage and Hour Division has rescinded its new Joint Employer Rule (published 01/16/2020 and effective 03/16/2020), effective on September 28, 2021. We outlined the new rule here, but it

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Back to Normal?

While many businesses have started to pivot back from “survival mode” to some semblance of normal, this comes with a few surprises such as payroll taxes for employees working from

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American Rescue Plan Act Funds

On July 14, Governor Evers announced the allocation of $130 million from the American Rescue Plan Act: $100 million for the Workforce Innovation grant program, $20 million for the Worker

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Independent Contractors – Deja Vu

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission withdrew its January 7th final rule on independent contractor status, citing its incompatibility with the Fair Labor Standards Act’s text and purpose. Accordingly, businesses must

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Small Business Stimulus in Wisconsin

The American Rescue Plan Act allocated $3.2 billion to Wisconsin, and Governor Evers recently announced that $420 million of that sum will go to small businesses. Eligible businesses will receive $5,000

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American Rescue Plan Updates

A few updates since we distributed our American Rescue Plan e-alert in March: The Department of Labor (“DOL”) has updated its website with COBRA guidance, including employer FAQs and model notices. 

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