Kramer, Elkins & Watt

Category: Court

Who is Neil Gorsuch?

On February 1, 2017, Donald Trump nominated Judge Neil Gorsuch to be an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States to fill the vacancy left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia who died in February 2016.  Article 2, Section 2 of the United States Constitution requires that all presidential appointments to the […]

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EPIC Systems Arbitration Agreement: Is it enforceable?

  Epic Systems Corp., (Epic) creates medical software used by many hospitals and doctor’s offices to track and maintain patient charts and communicate information to patients. On April 2, 2014, Epic sent an email to some of its employees that contained an arbitration agreement. The arbitration agreement stated that “wage-and-hour claims could be brought only […]

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Is the Law Being Trumped?

Since Donald Trump took office as the 45th President of the United States on January 20, 2017, he has issued several executive orders including imposing a hiring freeze on the federal government (excluding the military), authorizing the building of a wall on the Mexican border, a 120-day suspension on accepting refugees as well as a […]

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FLSA Overtime and Salary Changes – Put on Hold

FLSA Overtime and Salary Changes – Put on Hold No longer going into effect December 1, 2016 This just in… A federal court, on November 22, 2016, issued an injunction to temporarily stop the Department of Labor from implementing the new rules which were set to change, among other changes, the minimum salary that must […]

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Ethics Complaint filed against Monona Terrace Executive Director

The Isthmus wrote an article about an Ethics Complaint filed by Associate Director of Monona Terrace, Katherine Hurtgen with the help of her attorneys, Kramer, Elkins & Watt. A few paragraphs of the article are posted right here, but the rest can be found at Isthmus.com. “An employee of Monona Terrace Convention Center has accused […]

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Can I leave work to vote?

  You would have to be living under a rock to not know that presidential election primaries are happening throughout the country right now. In Wisconsin, we vote on Tuesday, April 5, 2016. In addition to Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, and the other presidential hopefuls, Wisconsin voters will be asked to […]

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The Battle over the U.S. Supreme Court

The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia on Saturday, February 13, 2016 has ignited a firestorm intersecting politics and the law.  At the time of Justice Scalia’s death, many decisions of the Supreme Court were decided by a vote of five to four, with Justice Scalia almost always voting with the majority.  Thus, […]

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Primary Feb. 16, 2016

  While Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders go toe-to-toe in the Democratic presidential primary, and Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, John Kasich, Jeb Bush, and Marco Rubio battle it out for the Republicans, there is an oft-skipped election scheduled for Wisconsin this Tuesday, February 16, 2016.   Wisconsin voters will be asked to make decisions on nonpartisan […]

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