Municipal Labor Counsel

Summary of Public Safety Interest Arbitration Cases, Volume 4

This information update summarizes public safety interest arbitration awards that have been issued since November 2014 when our third update appeared. (For prior editions, visit https://www.dkattorneys.com/publications.cfm?st_id=192.) Readers are encouraged to read the entire award for a complete understanding of each case. (See:...

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New Laws Impact School Districts

By D|K's School and Higher Education Law Team Last week, Governor Scott Walker signed five (5) education-related bills (below) that will impact Wisconsin school districts in a variety of ways. A number of the changes will provide more efficient school operations. School districts should review and revise their policies, procedures and practices...

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Labor & Employment Attorney Bruce Deadman Discusses Overtime Regulation Changes in New North B2B Publication

Proposed FLSA Regulations Impact Compensation of Salaried Employees

On June 30, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) released a 295-page Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), seeking public comment on proposed rules amending the Fair Labor Standard Act’s (FLSA’s) “white collar” overtime regulations. The proposed changes will nearly double the salary exemption floor for full-time salaried employees and lay...

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“Notes” Are Not Subject to Disclosure Under the Public Records Law

The Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled on June 4, 2015 that notes from an investigation by school district officials into alleged hazing and sexual abuse within its wrestling program were not records and therefore not subject to disclosure under the public records law. The Voice of Wisconsin Rapids, LLC v. Wisconsin Rapids Public School District,...

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Runzheimer Decision Signals Change of View Toward Restrictive Covenants

Runzheimer Decision Signals Change of View Toward Restrictive Covenants

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has issued its decision in Runzheimer International, Ltd. v. Friedlen, 2015 WI 45, holding that an employer’s agreement to refrain from terminating a current at-will employee, without any further promise or benefit, constitutes lawful consideration for signing restrictive covenants, such that the restrictive covenants...

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Long-Awaited Proposed EEOC Wellness Plan Rules Released

After years of silence as to how the Americans with Disabilities Act (the ADA) impacts employer compliance with workplace wellness programs, the EEOC late last week issued proposed rules, and a Fact Sheet (http://www.eeoc.gov/laws/regulations/facts_nprm_wellness.cfm) on the topic. The issuance of proposed rules is a welcome development for...

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When a Retiree Returns to Work, WRS, ACA, and Tax Rules Impact Public Employers

As described in our February 23, 2015 Client Update, “Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation,” rules under the Wisconsin Retirement System (WRS) affect public employees throughout the employment life-cycle, from the initial determination of WRS eligibility through the termination of employment. An individual’s employment life-cycle is sometimes...

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Labor & Employment Client Newsletter

Featured News: Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation Review School Board Policies On Releasing Student Directory Data Event: Davis & Kuelthau's 37th Annual Public Officials Program Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation How well do your employees understand their total compensation beyond their base salary? Many employers are now providing...

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Act 10 and Total Employee Compensation

How well do your employees understand their total compensation beyond their base salary? Many employers are now providing information directly to individual employees with respect to how much the employer contributes toward their health insurance benefits. An employee’s total compensation, though, includes other benefits you provide, such as...

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