School and Higher Education

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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Cybercrime – Costly Threats to Your Intellectual Property

Cybercrime – Costly Threats to Your Intellectual Property

By Joseph S. Heino For most people, the terms “cybersecurity” and “cybercrime” conjure up visions of futuristic and rather ill-defined or abstract activities. But the trending attacks on businesses — of all sizes — are neither futuristic nor abstract. They are clear and present dangers to your intellectual property. First, definitions –...

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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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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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