Depp v. Heard: Attorney Objects to His Own Question but Did He?
The headline on this video clip of testimony in the trial of Johnny Depp’s case against his ex-spouse, Amber Heard, says that Amber Heard’s attorney “objects to his own question”. But did he? What is actually happening here is that he objected to the answer, or at least he intended to do so. […]
The Supreme Court Issues Opinions On Two Vaccination Mandates: What Employers Need To Know
On January 13, The Supreme Court of the United States issued two important decisions pertaining to vaccinations in the workplace. In one ruling, the Supreme Court struck down the Biden Administration’s OSHA rule requiring employers of 100 or more individuals to implement a policy requiring their employees to either get vaccinated against COVID-19 or show […]
Five Days, Fourteen Days, and the Right to Cure: Notices to Terminate a Residential Tenancy
One of the most common questions or misunderstandings we see among residential landlords is: When is the appropriate situation to use a 5-Day Notice to Pay/Cure or Quit (a “5-Day”) versus a 14-Day Notice Terminating Tenancy (a “14-Day”), which does not give the tenant the ability to cure the default and continue to reside in […]
Can I reject a tenant based on criminal history?
The law in Wisconsin (including Madison) currently does not prevent using criminal background to screen potential clients. However, federal law does prohibit using arrest records (open criminal cases are considered arrest records) as a basis for a denial. Even if you are a small local landlord, you are subject to the federal law as […]
CDC Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 31
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on June 24 that it is extending its order, Temporary Halt in Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19, set to expire on June 30, until July 31. In issuing this extension, the CDC indicated that this is intended to be the final extension. […]
Employee or Independent Contractor?
Whether an individual worker can or should be classified as an employee or independent contractor is a crucial question that every employer needs to answer before bringing on a worker. This article is focused on issues facing Wisconsin employers. This article is broken down into two sections: FAQs Tests which include both Wisconsin and Federal […]