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FTC Non-Compete Ban: What You Need to Know

It happened! The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a new rule on April 23, 2024, which bans post-employment non-compete clauses between employers and their workers. The Final Rule becomes effective September 4, 2024. The rule applies to anyone who works for a for-profit employer, whether paid or unpaid, and to independent contractors, externs, interns, volunteers,… Continue reading FTC Non-Compete Ban: What You Need to Know

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What is a P.O.A. versus a P.O.D.? Are these the same things?

While these can both be part of your Estate Plan, they are not the same thing. P.O.A. stands for Power of Attorney and is a designation of rights which allows someone other than you the right to access your financial account or health information while you are alive. Usually these are used when you are incapacitated and… Continue reading What is a P.O.A. versus a P.O.D.? Are these the same things?

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What Employers Should Know About the NLRB’s New Joint Employer Rule

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently issued a new rule that significantly expands who qualifies as a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act. Under the new rule, an entity may be considered a joint employer of another entity’s employees if the employers “share or codetermine” the employees’ essential terms and conditions of… Continue reading What Employers Should Know About the NLRB’s New Joint Employer Rule

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What Employers Should Know About the NLRB’s New Joint Employer Rule

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently issued a new rule that significantly expands who qualifies as a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act. Under the new rule, an entity may be considered a joint employer of another entity’s employees if the employers “share or codetermine” the employees’ essential terms and conditions of… Continue reading What Employers Should Know About the NLRB’s New Joint Employer Rule

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What is the Statute of Limitations on a Car Accident in Wisconsin?

What is the Statute of Limitations on a Car Accident in Wisconsin? Every state establishes their own statutes of limitations, which are the legal deadlines for filing civil and criminal claims in the courts. These legal time frames vary depending upon the type of claim being filed, and the jurisdiction. Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury… Continue reading What is the Statute of Limitations on a Car Accident in Wisconsin?

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Navigating The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and its state-law counterpart, the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act (WFMLA) are laws that grant employees the right to take unpaid leave for qualifying reasons while ensuring job protection. However, understanding FMLA and WFMLA and effectively managing employee leave issues can be complex for employers. This blog… Continue reading Navigating The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

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What Can Cause an Employment Contract to Be Void?

As an employer, understanding how to create valid employment contracts is essential for your business’s legal and operational integrity. A contract that ticks all the right boxes ensures a clear, enforceable agreement between you and your employees. Here’s what you need to know about the basic elements of a valid employment contract and the factors… Continue reading What Can Cause an Employment Contract to Be Void?

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The Difference Between Wills and Trusts – Exploring Estate Planning in Wisconsin

Wills and trusts are both essential tools in estate planning, but they serve different purposes and work in distinct ways. Knowing the difference between wills and trusts is essential as you develop your estate plan in Wisconsin. What Is a Last Will and Testament? A Last Will and Testament is a powerful legal document in… Continue reading The Difference Between Wills and Trusts – Exploring Estate Planning in Wisconsin

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Wayne Maffei and Nicole Marklein of Cross Jenks Mercer and Maffei LLP Named Super Lawyers for 2023

Baraboo, WI – November 1, 2023 – Wayne Maffei and Nicole Marklein of Cross Jenks Mercer and Maffei LLP have been named to the 2023 Super Lawyers list. This recognition is awarded to only the top 5% of lawyers in Wisconsin, and it is a testament to their outstanding legal skills and commitment to their… Continue reading Wayne Maffei and Nicole Marklein of Cross Jenks Mercer and Maffei LLP Named Super Lawyers for 2023

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