COVID-19 is not going away just because people are coming back to work, says Lori Dorn, director of administration for Stafford Rosenbaum LLP. She shares tips for law firms and other employers to consider when reopening.
Whether or not mistreatment of an employee is unlawful, such conduct can have negative effects in the workplace. Taking action to prevent bullying and harassment promotes a positive work environment that benefits employers, staff, customers, and clients.
Despite constitutional, statutory, and case law civil-rights protections, sex discrimination and sexual harassment continue to occur regularly in workplaces. This article discusses the causes of action, remedies, and defenses available for sex discrimination claims in Wisconsin.
Do you or your business clients have questions on the recent developments with the coronavirus pandemic? Find a summary of updates from the attorneys at Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC, Madison.
With rising health plan costs, employers are seeking alternatives to the traditional provider networks, such as reference-based pricing. Angela Rust explores this health care payment model – and offers advice for health law attorneys with clients exploring reference-based pricing.
Joseph Boucher, John Rather, Ron Bote, and Andrew Seifert discuss the mechanics and legal structure involved in starting a limited liability law firm as well as the tax treatment of such entities.
With tariffs and international trade in the news on a nightly basis, clients are paying close attention to the impact tariffs have on their business – especially if any of their supply chain relies on imports from abroad. Collin F. Schaefer encourages lawyers to take an important first step to helping those clients by learning to understand the Harmonized Tariff Schedule.
The 2018 Farm Bill's reforms, technology investments, and rural-to-urban diversification provisions will stir up new business for strapped farmers and emerging entrepreneurs. The bill also presents opportunity for Wisconsin lawyers who represent such clients.
Wisconsin Statutes chapter 128 provides for an assignment for benefit of creditors as a solution for businesses facing financial trouble, but the chapter is badly out of date. It is time to look critically at the statute, modernize it, and provide real guidance to parties and state court judges.
Companies increasingly face lawsuits, organizational distrust, and reputational loss as women speak out about discrimination in the workplace. Nadelle Grossman discusses some of the latest high-profile discrimination cases, and offers tips for companies to be proactive in creating cultures of inclusion and fairness.
The recent conviction of the physicians, investors, and staff of a Dallas hospital on fraud and other charges is an opportunity for lawyers to review their clients’ contractual relationships and internal compliance programs. David Edquist, Stacy Gerber Ward, and Daniel Balk III discuss the case and the state and federal statutes that prosecutors used to obtain convictions.
In 2021, the London Interbank Offered Rate – the benchmark reference rate that underpinned hundreds of trillions of dollars of finance contracts for three decades – will no longer be used. Patricia Lane and Louis Wahl IV discuss the cessation of what has been called “the world’s most important number,” and offer recommendations for addressing its cessation in credit agreements, securities, and other finance contracts.