Client Alert: Increased Federal Overtime Eligibility Effective July 1, 2024 – Part One

On April 23, 2024, the U.S. Department of Labor adopted a Final Rule (“Rule”) aimed at expanding overtime eligibility for certain employees under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  Currently, employers are required to pay overtime to employees who work more than 40 hours per week unless they are exempt.[1] The Rule, which will […]

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FTC Adopts Final Rule to Ban Non-Compete Agreements

On April 23, 2024, by a vote of 3-2, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) adopted a Final Rule (“Rule”) that imposes a comprehensive ban on non-compete agreements for nearly all U.S. workers. The Rule is slated to go into effect 120 days after publication, though it is already facing legal challenges, making its ultimate implementation […]

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Menstrual Leave

I remember as a kid, that on a few occasions, there were times when my sister and mother seemed to be on edge. During these instances, my dad would invite me outside to shoot hoops. Once out of earshot, he explained that we always need to love and support the women in our lives, but […]

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Clothing, Clothing, Wherefor Art Thou Clothing?

As a high school teacher in the English Department, my sister has taught ‘Romeo and Juliet’ more times than she can count. Probably every American kid who ever went to school had a unit in English class on Shakespeare and most likely read ‘Romeo and Juliet.’ The old style of English used in his writings […]

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Breaking News: FTC Proposes Rule to Ban Non-Competes

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) yesterday proposed a federal rule that would prohibit companies from making or enforcing non-competition clauses with their workers. If implemented, this rule would have a significant impact on businesses and employees across the country. In its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, the FTC proposed a rule that would classify non-competition clauses […]

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Failure to Warn

Our family had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year. Not all families were quite as lucky, however. Take, for example, the former employees of United Furniture. According to the Winston-Salem Journal, at 12:42 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, just two days before Thanksgiving, the company’s board of directors sent out emails and texts to all of […]

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Urine Trouble

As a member of Generation X, I am a huge ‘Seinfeld’ fan. One classic episode features the gang going to the mall and losing their car in the parking ramp. After hours of searching, Jerry can’t hold it anymore and pees in the corner. Of course, he is busted by a security guard. To explain […]

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Three Day Weekend!

Last month, we celebrated Presidents Day. When I was in grade school, we learned that Presidents Day was created to honor George Washington, who led our nation to independence from England, and Abraham Lincoln, who prevented our country from dividing and freed the slaves. However, the genesis behind this special holiday wasn’t patriotism and national […]

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Don’t Call Us, We’ll Call You

Like most of the planet, I’m getting pretty tired of the pandemic. Almost all of Wisconsin is still considered to be in high community transmission and the CDC recommends still being masked in public indoor settings. But, at least we’re no longer confined to our homes. For me, working from home last year was tough. […]

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Getting the Band Back Together

At the end of May, the CDC issued new guidelines for COVID. Basically, the recommendations say that if you are fully vaccinated, you can participate in almost any activity without a mask. If you have not been vaccinated, the CDC still advises you to wear a mask unless you are basically outdoors with members of […]

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