Publications
Tightening of “White Collar” Exemption Rules Is On The Horizon

Tightening of “White Collar” Exemption Rules Is On The Horizon

By Bruce B. Deadman In March of 2014, President Obama directed the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to “modernize and streamline” its regulations concerning who is (and is not) covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) Section 13(a)(1) overtime exemption for executive, administrative professional, and outside salesperson employees. A...

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IRS Form 1023-EZ: Nonprofits Rejoice – but is the Potential for Fraud Real?

On July 1, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) released Form 1023-EZ, a streamlined alternative to the venerable IRS standard-bearer in the world of nonprofits – Form 1023 Application for Recognition of Exemption Under Section 501(c)(3). The original Form 1023, weighing in at a robust 26 pages (including 7 schedules), can be burdensome,...

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Summary of Public Safety Interest Arbitration Cases, Volume 3

This information update summarizes public safety interest arbitration awards that have been issued since our update of July 2013. (See: Davis & Kuelthau “Arbitrators' Awards Arrive”, December 19, 2012, and “Arbitrators’ Awards Update”, July 18, 2013). Readers are encouraged to read the entire award for a complete understanding of each case....

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President Signs Tax Increase Prevention Act of 2014: Incentives for Employers and Individuals

Year-End Strategies Pave the Way for Minimizing Your Tax Burden in 2015

By Mark G. Kmiecik The final months of 2014 are a great time to finalize your tax planning opportunities and set the stage for minimizing your tax outlay in 2015. As a business owner, please be aware that in the wake of the election, sources indicate tax extenders are likely to pass, with some differences between the two houses in Congress being...

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Workplace Wellness Programs Under Attack

Within the last four months, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed lawsuits against two (2) Wisconsin employers and one Minnesota employer alleging that each of the employers’ workplace wellness programs were in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The EEOC has been able to file such lawsuits because the...

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Student Teachers and Video Recording in the K-12 Classroom

By D&K's School and Higher Education Law Team As part of Educator Effectiveness, student teachers in Wisconsin must create and submit to peer review video clips of the student teacher engaged in teaching activities. The video clips will capture the student teacher interacting with K-12 students in the classrooms of Wisconsin public school...

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