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When Life Imitates Art… Badly

Ermenildo Castro, a software engineer at Zulily, stole over $300,000 from his employer via a “series of malicious software edits,” inspired in part by the film Office Space (which, no

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For Restaurants, Tab Has Come Due

Approximately 90,000 restaurants closed due to COVID. Of those that remain, many have continued to face all sorts of headwinds. According to a National Restaurant Association survey, “fewer than 1

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Credit Where Credit Is Due

You may have noticed an uptick in solicitations relative to potential Employee Retention Credit (“ETC”) claims. While the ETC represents a potential boon for businesses, the paperwork is complicated and

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Back to the Future

In September, the NLRB issued a notice of proposed rulemaking with respect to the joint employer rule. The existing rule, updated in 2020, “provided that a ‘putative joint employer must

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Back to the Future 2

The DOL recently published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking relative to classifying workers as independent contractors. As the DOL withdrew the 2021 final rule on independent contractor status, the new

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Food Fight?

After UW-Milwaukee’s dining program faced a staffing shortage, school administrators emailed faculty and staff requesting volunteers to “cook and serve food and help clean up.” While the program includes “anytime

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By the Numbers

Many employers have clued into the need for tracking employee productivity—in particular for those working remotely. With the proliferation of productivity tracking tools in recent years, employers have more resources

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Quiet Quitting Quietly Rising

As employees continue to report varying levels of burnout, quiet quitting is on the rise. Some cite the more recent “balance of power” that favors employees (or the perception of

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