Wisconsin Legislature Ends Session, Puts off Key State Bar Bills
The Wisconsin Legislature wrapped up its 2015-16 regular Legislative Session earlier this month with a flurry of action. The Assembly effectively adjourned in February, leaving the Senate to complete final action on a number of outstanding proposals before it adjourned in mid-March.
Wisconsin Lays the Groundwork for Donning and Doffing Compensation
In this post, Julie A. Lewis discusses the recent Wisconsin Supreme Court decision in United Food & Commercial Workers Union, Local 1473 v. Hormel Foods Corp. regarding the compensability under Wisconsin law of employee time spent donning and doffing sanitary clothing and personal equipment.
Consider Wellness: Your Wellness – Whose Job Is It?
Who is responsible for your wellness? The stresses of working in the legal profession can take their toll. In this first installment of her column, Linda Albert, State Bar WisLAP program manager, talks about how to promote a higher level of health and well-being within yourself and within the culture of practicing law.
Will Work for Beer: Understanding Brewing Law
Craft beer is booming, but the industry remains highly regulated. From obtaining a license to open a brew pub to protecting trademarks, lawyers can assist clients navigating complex federal, state, and local laws, says Jeff Glazer.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
March 16, 2016 – As a service to its members, the State Bar of Wisconsin has entered into an alliance agreement with West, a Thomson Reuters business, to provide award information on Wisconsin civil jury trials, bench trials, settlements, and arbitrations.
On Family Law: Pets, Domestic Violence, and Act 253
Every divorce lawyer has seen it – a domestic violence perpetrator who abuses the family pet as a way to inflict pain on a spouse or other family member. Act 253, while not a cure-all, offers protections for victims’ pets through DM orders.