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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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Unemployment Insurance Questions Answered

            Nearly 70,000 claims for unemployment insurance were filed in Wisconsin for the week beginning March 16, 2020, with 21,000 filing on Monday March 23, and the filings are expected to rise before they subside. The average weekly claims filed for weeks ending in 2020 before last week was 6,250. […]

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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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Don’t be Scammed by Employment Posters!

  Wisconsin Workplace Posters – Department of Workforce Development Wisconsin Posters  |  Federal Government Posters | Other State & Federal Agencies

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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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The unicorn cat.

FOUND IT! The perfect image for my rad new website, A UNICORN CAT! Now, I’ll get a million clicks and my site will go viral. PUBLISH! Been there? Did you ever ask yourself, can I use that image? Without permission from the owner of that image, the answer to this question is a big fat […]

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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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