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Work Emails

For as long as we have had email, we have talked about the manner in which email has upended “work-life balance.” Jessica Bennett takes this question in a new direction,

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Preparing for the New Year

Mae Anderson and the Wisconsin Law Journal offer a nice synopsis of some of the primary concerns for business owners this year—from economic threats to regulatory changes. As to labor

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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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