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05/19/16

Overtime rules are just government interference in the workplace

This week, President Obama’s Department of Labor moved forward with extensive changes to the nation's overtime regulations. The stated intent of the new rule is to raise the wages of approximately 4 million workers. But in reality, the Obama administration’s latest fiat will not be good for employers, workers, or the economy.

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05/12/16

Wisconsin needs to fix its transportation funding problems

Wisconsin faces a daunting challenge when it comes to meeting the expanding needs of its transportation network. State and local roads, bridges, railways, harbors, airports, and transit facilities are getting older and more congested. The problem is most acute in the heart of Wisconsin cities and villages, where the “first and last mile” connecting the state’s manufacturing and commercial enterprises to the world economy exists.

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04/28/16

Saluting the unsung heroes of America: Small businesses

Every year since 1963, the president has officially designated a National Small Business Week. This is a perfect time for us to renew our commitment to America’s small businesses, the backbone and foundation of the strongest, most resilient economy the world has ever known.

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04/28/16

Foreign markets, workers critical for Wisconsin’s economy

There are a lot of ways Washington can screw up Wisconsin’s economy.

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04/25/16

What employers should know about new bone marrow, organ donation leave law

On April 1, 2016, the governor signed a new law providing qualifying employees with the right to take leave from work for purposes of serving as a bone marrow or organ donor. The law takes effect on July 1, 2016.

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