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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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A message about our business and COVID-19:

At Kramer, Elkins & Watt, LLC, the health and safety of everyone is a top priority, as is the social responsibility of doing what we can to limit the spread of COVID-19, or Coronavirus.  We want you to know that we are remaining operational during this challenging time, and we are observing modified practices that […]

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New Department of Labor Rule: Overtime Calculations

  On January 15, the Department of Labor announced its second Final Rule of 2020, available here: Department of Labor Final Rule. This Final Rule clarifies what constitutes an employee’s “regular rate of pay.” See New Overtime Rules for the first Final Rule of 2020, which updated overtime rules, most notably salary levels. What is […]

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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 https://kewlaw.com/whats-the-magic-number-final-overtime-rules-announced/. 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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