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Do I need to provide leave to my employees?

  A common misconception is that all employers are required to provide leave to their employees. However, whether or not an employer is required to provide leave is largely dependent on the size of the employer. For the most part, employers that employ less than 50 employees are not required to provide leave which holds […]

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Hiring through Facebook Ads – Part 2

Facebook is quite the platform, constantly adding more services including advertising. Facebook now offers businesses the opportunity to place an ad for a potential employee. We first introduced this topic in our blog article, Hiring through Facebook Ads – Part 1. One of the benefits of using Facebook advertising is microtargeting. We now know that […]

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Snow Day: Do I pay my employees?

It happens every year in Wisconsin.  A snow storm is brewing (or seemingly shows up out of nowhere), and you have a decision to make: Do I close the office?  The industry you are in, the customers or clients you serve, your company’s size, and your location likely dictate that decision.  Whether to close up […]

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Hiring through Facebook Ads – Part 1

Facebook and other social media platforms offer a business owner the unique opportunity to target a specific audience in advertising, in other words, to microtarget. In building an advertisement, the business owner may specify attributes that allows the business to seek out the perfect individual, and Facebook works its magic to place the ad in […]

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTING IN WISCONSIN

Tomorrow, November 6, 2018 is Election Day.  In Wisconsin, there are several statewide races on the ballot including Governor, United States Senator, Attorney General, and State Treasurer.  There are also races for Congress in Wisconsin’s eight congressional districts and other local races.  Please make sure that you make a plan to go vote tomorrow. Voting […]

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Legal Consequences of “Living in Sin”

It used to be said that a man and woman who lived together, were intimately involved, but who were not married were “living in sin.” We would hate to think what such judgmental people said about same-sex partners.  However, such an idiom is outdated now.  Today the number of cohabitating unmarried partners is on the […]

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A Divorce Could Cost your Business

  Do you own a business or are you thinking about starting your own business?  Are you married or engaged to be married?  If the answers to both of these questions are “yes” then you may want to consider, or you may need, a Marital Property Agreement – more commonly referred to as a pre-nuptial […]

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Supreme Court Dismantles Employee Rights

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court found in favor of corporate America as it relates to employee rights. In a 5-4 decision authored by Trump appointee, Neil Gorsuch, the Court determined that employers could prohibit employees from joining forces in a class action lawsuit to bring violations of the Fair Labor Standards […]

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Landlord Law: Emotional Support Animals

On April 18, 2018, Governor Walker signed 2017 WI Act 317 which contains several provisions pertaining to the rights of landlords and tenants. In general, the changes are landlord-friendly. The breadth of the act is too large in scope for this blog article. But, check back with KEW Tips for more laws affecting landlords. This […]

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Do I need to use the “LLC” in my business name?

So, you pick out the perfect name for your business, and then you go to the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions (WI DFI), and register it as a limited liability company, and realize, you’re required to stick that “LLC” at the end of your perfect business name. The same is true if you register as […]

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