The Professional’s Dilemma: Special Considerations for Professionals in Need of Long-Term Disability Benefits

Most professionals have dedicated immense resources just for the opportunity to work in their chosen career path. Whether that includes obtaining advanced degrees or moving across country for the right job opportunity, the personal sacrifices that often come as a...
Detangling Wisconsin’s White-Collar Exemptions to Overtime Pay from those of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Detangling Wisconsin’s White-Collar Exemptions to Overtime Pay from those of the Fair Labor Standards Act

Both Wisconsin law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) contain exemptions from overtime pay requirements for certain employees meeting the definition of executive, administrative, or professional employees. See generally Wis. Admin. Code § DWD 274.04; see...
7th Circuit Limits Employers’ Arbitration Agreements from Preventing Employee Concerted Activity

7th Circuit Limits Employers’ Arbitration Agreements from Preventing Employee Concerted Activity

In May 2016, the Seventh Circuit weighed in on a topic that has been at the forefront of employment and labor law in recent years: Whether employers may use arbitration agreements to strip their employees of the right to move forward on a collective, class, or...

DOL Issues Final Rule for Providing Paid Sick Leave to Federal Contractors

The U.S. Department of Labor has announced it will issue a final rule to implement Executive Order 13706, which provides paid sick leave to federal contractors, on September 30, 2016. The DOL’s final rule comes a little more than a year after Executive Order 13706 was...

Wage Lawsuit against NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks Featured on Good Morning America

Yesterday, Good Morning America featured a story about a lawsuit brought against the Milwaukee Bucks which alleges that the NBA franchise failed to pay their dancers minimum and overtime wages in violation of federal and state law. The lawsuit has been brought by...