Aug. 5, 2015 – Thousands of state and federal wage and hour law complaints are filed each year. In this article, three attorneys provide an overview of wage and hour laws, discuss how they are enforced through government and private actions, and how employers can ensure compliance.
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.
July 17, 2013 – Whether you represent workers or employers, the stakes can be high for all involved when a worker is injured on the job. Your clients rely on your knowledge and expertise to ensure their interests are protected. For guidance, turn to the resource Wisconsin attorneys have trusted for 40 years, the State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® Worker’s Compensation Handbook.
Worker's compensation carriers can seek to compel settlement of a plaintiff's bodily injury lawsuit over the injured-plaintiff's objections. In its decisions, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals emphasized the circuit court's authority to resolve settlement-related disagreements between insurers and injured parties.
May 6, 2009 – Last year’s rampant flooding in Wisconsin pointed out a need that this program is designed to meet. Attend an afternoon of free training from 12:30 to 4:10 p.m. on May 21 in Madison to educate lawyers about common legal issues faced by victims of a natural disaster. Hear legal services professionals from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), representatives from the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection, as well as private practitioners discuss how disasters af
April 15, 2009 – The next time you plan to attend a State Bar seminar, you can add it to your electronic calendar when you register by using WisBar’s new “Add to My Calendar” feature. Once you have registered, click the “Add to My Calendar” hyperlink. You will receive an email notification of your event with instructions on how to save the event to your electronic calendar. The feature works for Outlook and Google users.
Apirl 15, 2009 – Did you know that the State Bar of Wisconsin is the official record keeper for agencies that regulate the practice of law in Wisconsin? That means, when your State Bar member record is out of date or incorrect, it affects more than just the Bar. It could affect communications from the Wisconsin Office of Lawyer Regulation, Board of Bar Examiners, and Wisconsin Supreme Court.
April 15, 2009 – As every lawyer knows, business representation crosses into nearly every practice area, yet clients expect their lawyers to deal with every issue quickly and confidently. Every lawyer also understands that problems seldom arrive in neatly organized packages. For that reason CLE Books, in cooperation with the State Bar of Wisconsin’s Business Law Section, created The Wisconsin Business Advisor Series. Each volume provides fast and reliable solutions to business law problems.
April 15, 2009 – Today, our country is experiencing one of the most troubling economic periods since the Great Depression, and the legal profession is not immune from the effects. These difficult times make finding cost-effective ways to connect with paying clients more important than ever.
April 15, 2009 – The State Bar Practice411™ Breakfast & Business: Eggs, Ethics and Answers series will be presented on April 22 in Platteville and June 17 in Pembine. Pembine program information is not yet available. Pembine is conveniently located about an hour and a half from Rhinelander, Green Bay, and Marinette, and about a half hour from Iron Mountain, Mich. Both seminars, presented in two sessions, will begin with a hot breakfast at 8:15 a.m. and conclude at 11:15 a.m.
March 18, 2009 – People make a business work, but hiring people makes a business complicated. The employee-employer relationship invokes a myriad of laws covering everyone’s rights and obligations. That relationship can be complex, and the potential problems are nearly inexhaustible. It’s critical that employers have a solid employment law advisor.
March 18, 2009, – Today, our country is experiencing one of the most troubling economic periods since the Great Depression, and the legal profession is not immune from the effects. These difficult times make finding cost-effective resources to connect with paying clients more important than ever.
March 4, 2009 – The State Bar Public Interest Law Section (PILS) will present a free, on-demand training titled, “Medical Debt in Wisconsin: Strategies & Practical Tips for Volunteer Lawyers.” The program is produced by the Public Interest Law Section and ABC for Health, Inc., with the support of a State Bar Pro Bono Initiative grant. This program is free for attorneys who commit to provide pro bono service to low-income clients.
Feb. 19, 2009 – The State Bar Public Interest Law Section (PILS) will present a free, on-demand training titled, “Medical Debt in Wisconsin: Strategies & Practical Tips for Volunteer Lawyers,” produced by the Public Interest Law Section and ABC for Health, Inc., with the support of a Pro Bono Initiative grant from the State Bar of Wisconsin’s State Bar Legal Assistance Committee. This program is free for attorneys who commit to provide pro bono service to low-income clients.
The issue of damages lies at the heart of civil litigation. Top litigators know what types of remedies are available to their clients, theories for recovery and how to prepare cases in support of those theories, and how to navigate the procedural requirements for recovery. Skilled attorneys know how to protect their clients against unwarranted or excessive damages claims.