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Can You Ask About Past Convictions in a Job Interview?

September 25, 2023

An employer may inquire about an applicant’s criminal convictions only as they pertain specifically to the potential job.

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What Business Owners Should Know About Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) Laws

April 17, 2023

It is essential that business owners understand the Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) laws that govern employment in the US.

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When Must Employers Pay Overtime?

March 20, 2023

Per Wisconsin law, most wage employees are owed time and a half for overtime hours, but some workers are exempt from overtime pay laws.

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How Do You Stop an Employee from Abusing FMLA?

February 6, 2023

While the FMLA is generally a good thing, some employers worry that employees could take advantage of the law.

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Can I Make an Employee Take a Leave of Absence?

December 15, 2022

Whether a worker needs to be absent for medical reasons or when the company must reduce the workforce for a period of time, an employer may need to give a worker a leave of absence.

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Offering a Deferred Compensation Plan to Retain Employees

July 11, 2022

Deferred compensation plans can be beneficial to both employers and employees, but only as long as they follow the applicable laws.

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On What Grounds Can an Employee be Terminated in Wisconsin?

May 2, 2022

Although you can fire an employee at will, you cannot do so for discriminatory reasons, including race, gender, disability, and more.

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What is the Legal Way to Terminate an Employee in Wisconsin?

January 24, 2022

As an employer, you know that not every person you hire will be a great employee. While you want everyone to succeed, there are times when you must terminate an employee. When you fire someone, you need to know that you are doing so within your legal rights and that you are not doing anything wrong. If you do something illegal, you could end up with a lawsuit.

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Does an Employer Have to Pay for COVID Testing for Employees?

November 26, 2021

Employers want to keep their employees and customers safe from harm and therefore, in many cases, they have requested employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. If employees cannot receive the vaccine due to health reasons, employers may then put in place COVID restrictions such as requiring the use of face masks, keeping people at a distance from each other, and more. In addition, employers may request employees to undergo COVID testing on a regular basis. But, who pays for the testing?

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Can Wisconsin Businesses Require Their Workers to Get a COVID-19 Vaccine?

August 27, 2021

Business owners and managers need to know whether they can require workers to get a COVID-19 vaccine and what to do about employees who refuse to comply.

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