Sum-Sum-Summertime: Employment Law Issues of Seasonal Work
June 3, 2015 – Summertime triggers new employment opportunities for seasonal workers, including high school and college students. In this article, labor and employment lawyer Jesse Dill explains some of the employment law issues that arise with seasonal work.
West's Jury Verdicts, Bench Decisions, Settlements, and Arbitration Awards
June 3, 2015 – 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. West's editorial staff selects a few key Wisconsin cases from Westlaw's® West's Jury Verdicts – Wisconsin Reports to highlight in each issue of WisBar InsideTrack.
Using MyHein to Minimize Your Legal Research Time
June 3, 2015 – HeinOnline contains centuries of legal documents just as they appear and in full text. Learn how to quickly use this legal database available through the Wisconsin State Law Library.
Walter H. White Jr.
Growing Up Amid Injustices
As a successful international business and finance lawyer and a dedicated human rights advocate, Walter White Jr. did not grow up respecting the rule of law. Rather, he grew up respecting the lawyers who changed the law to make it more just. His experiences growing up amid myriad injustices informed his advocacy for human rights and encouraging diversity within the legal profession.
Protecting Corporate Directors: Wisconsin’s Business Judgment Rule
The business judgment rule – that directors are not liable for an honest mistake of business judgment – is both a rule of substantive law and often the source of procedural burdens that shareholders challenging a board of directors’ decision must overcome. The Wisconsin Supreme Court recently reinforced the doctrine, making clear that shareholder-plaintiffs must be ready from the moment they file to present plausible evidence of their right to relief.
As I See It
It’s Time to Raise America’s ‘Salaried Minimum Wage’
Employers must pay an overtime rate to employees for hours worked in excess of 40 per week. However, some employees are exempt because of their work duties and salary amount. This poses a problem for many low-paid managers in the retail and food-service industries who are classified as exempt but whose yearly income is close to the poverty level.
Your State Bar
Rolling the Rock Uphill
As president of the National Association of Bar Executives, George Brown worked to advance the association’s work, bringing lessons learned home to the State Bar.