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Continuing “Education” – Developing Law and Guidance on Transgender Discrimination Against Students and Employees

By D|K's School and Higher Education Law Team The legal rights of individuals who identify as “transgender” and “gender nonconforming” are at the forefront of our national attention. As this area of the law continues to develop, it is critical that school districts and employers review policies and procedures to understand the various compliance...

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New overtime rules announced. Millions of employees impacted. Are you ready?

New overtime rules announced. Millions of employees impacted. Are you ready?

By Laurie E. Meyer & Bruce B. Deadman Breaking News: Federal Judge Blocks DOL Overtime Rules (November 23, 2016) Original May 2016 article: On Tuesday, May 17, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced new rules on overtime pay, fulfilling President Obama’s 2014 promise to raise the salary level at which employers are required to pay overtime....

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Three New Laws Impact School Districts

By D|K's School and Higher Education Law Team Governor Scott Walker recently signed three education-related bills (below) that will impact Wisconsin school districts in a variety of ways. School districts should review and revise their policies, procedures and practices to ensure that they are consistent with the new laws. A. Changes to Special...

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Change in Sales and Use Tax Affects Contractors, Municipalities and Nonprofits

Change in Sales and Use Tax Affects Contractors, Municipalities and Nonprofits

By Susan G. Schellinger Certain local Wisconsin governmental entities and nonprofit organizations have historically been exempt from payment of sales and use tax. Under a change in Wisconsin law which took effect on January 1, 2016, contractors may purchase construction materials on behalf of certain tax-exempt entities and organizations without...

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New Employer Worry: Expansion Of Joint Employer Under DOL Guidance

In January 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrative Interpretation (AI) (No. 2016-1, 1/20/16) that would significantly expand the number of employers who would be classified as “joint employers” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act...

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Circuit Court Rules That WERC Exceeded Its Rule-Making Authority

Just when you thought all of the Act 10 litigation had been resolved, along comes Wisconsin Association of State Prosecutors and Service Employees International Union, Local 150 v. WERC in several combined cases challenging the rule-making authority of the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission (WERC) regarding the election process. Milwaukee...

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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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