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Wisconsin “Turns the Dial” by Allowing Curbside Drop-off (& More) Beginning April 29

On April 27, Governor Evers announced a “turn of the dial” in expanding allowed operations for nonessential businesses. The Emergency Order, signed today by Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, allows nonessential businesses to do curbside drop-off of goods and animals. This will allow businesses like dog groomers, small engine repair shops, upholstery businesses, […]

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Governor Announces Plan for Reopening Wisconsin: Badger Bounce Back

With Emergency Order #31, issued on April 20, 2020, Governor Evers and DHS Secretary Andrea Palm have announced “Badger Bounce Back” plan, which outlines important criteria for Wisconsin to be able to reopen its economy in phases. As stated in a press release from the Governor’s office: “The Badger Bounce Back plan is informed in […]

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Safer at Home Order Extended to May 26, 2020

Wisconsin’s Safer at Home Order Extended to May 26, 2020 The last few days have seen a flurry of action from our state government. On April 15, Governor Evers signed a COVID relief bill into law to help businesses and the citizens of Wisconsin get through the pandemic. Today, Governor Evers extend the Safer at […]

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Wisconsin COVID Legal Updates: April 9, 2020

April 9 saw Governor Evers publish more guidelines and orders in response to the continued growth of the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin. One such measure ordered the temporary closure of 40 state parks, starting at the end of the day on April 9. The Evers Administration cites overcrowding, litter, and vandalism as recent problems in […]

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Unemployment Benefits under CARES

            On March 27, 2020 the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (“CARES Act”) became law.  Among many provisions, the bill bolsters unemployment aid for those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic by expanding both the aid available and range of people eligible for the aid. The full Act can […]

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Vote in the Wisconsin Spring Election on April 7, 2020

It is an exciting time for the government and political junkies in Wisconsin, and an important opportunity for Wisconsinites to have their voices heard. On April 7, voters in Wisconsin will have the ability go to the polls to determine the nominees for President of the United States for the Democratic and Republican Parties, to […]

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Breaking it Down

During the early morning of Saturday, March 14, 2020, the United States House of Representatives passed H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), after President Trump tweeted his support of the bill.  The United States Senate passed the bill on March 18, 2020, and President Trump signed the bill later that day.  It […]

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Safer at Home Order Effective for the next month

  Shortly after 11am, on March 24, 2020, Wisconsin Governor Evers issued Emergency Order No. 12 titled “Safer at Home Order” (the “Order”). The Order goes into effect at 8:00am on March 25, 2020 and continues to 8:00am April 24, 2020 unless it gets extended by another order in the future. The Order provides specific […]

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COVID-19 Updates for Your Business

In an effort to provide you with the most relevant information among the flurry of “COVID-19” update emails you are likely getting, KEW has compiled a summary of some key updates and links from the past several days. At times, media headlines and articles can be misleading, and it is important to go to the […]

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Today is Equal Pay Day in Wisconsin

What is Equal Pay Day? Equal Pay Day is the day each year where women have finally earned an equivalent in wages to what men earned in the previous year. That’s right ladies, we had to work an additional 92 days to earn the same total wages as men earned in 2018 alone. Some interesting […]

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