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Law at Work

with Jessica M. Kramer

10/03/17

Independent contractors: What we can learn from the Jammal v. Am Fam decision

In the Jammal case, the court found that, under ERISA, the agents were employees, and had been misclassified as independent contractors.

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08/03/17

Can I hold my departed employee’s paycheck if I believe she owes the company money?

We employers have all been there: an employee quits without notice and still possesses uniforms or equipment that belong to the company. Or worse, the employee is disgruntled and damages property of the company on her way out.

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05/23/17

Can my child work at my business?

As recently reported in the news, The Mixing Bowl Bakery in Sauk City is under fire for accusations of violations of child labor laws.

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03/21/17

How badly does my employee have to mess up to be denied UI benefits?

Knowing whether an employee either is or is not eligible for UI benefits is helpful in lowering the employer’s UI tax rate.

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01/26/17

Must I allow my employees time off when their child’s school is closed?

Probably not, but a good employer is careful in enforcing any time-off policies, even those that may appear to be innocuous.

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