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New Overtime Rules in Effect January 2020

In September, we warned you that changes to Federal overtime rules were coming,  which you can find at Well, as you were ringing in the new year, these new rules were made official. The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) dictates federal overtime rules including which employees are eligible for overtime (non-exempt employees) and which […]

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What’s the Magic Number?  Final Overtime Rules Announced

Several years ago, rumors started circulating about changes to federal overtime laws, and then changes were proposed to them.  Those changes were put on hold in late 2016.  The hold is over.  The U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) announced today its Final Rule regarding changes to the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) […]

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Is My Email Legal?

Our email boxes are bombarded daily with emails from various companies trying to sell us vacations, water bottles, appliances, etc.  As a business owner, you may have wondered yourself whether all these emails are legal. The volume of them can feel harassing. The  Controlling the Assault of Non-Solicited Pornography and Marketing Act (CAN-SPAM act of […]

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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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Can I use this expired gift card?

February 6, 2016: Yay! Gift card to my favorite store, “Rad Stuff, Ltd.” OMG, thank you for the best birthday present ever! I can’t wait to go there! February 7, 2017: Oh, yeah I got a gift card to Rad for my birthday last year, I’m going to finally use it! Expires February 6, 2017? […]

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