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March 2018


Impacts of Wisconsin’s local employment law preemption bill

On March 22, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed a bill to preempt local governments from enacting and enforcing ordinances related to a multitude of employment matters.

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UW-industry partnerships yield better solutions

Wisconsin agriculture is making big news. As we embark on new global partnerships and get set to break fresh ground, let’s take a moment to reflect on the Wisconsin Idea.

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Budget for transition: Financial checklist for smart succession planning

When it comes to succession planning, company leadership often considers and plans for the impact of a change in management style and corporate vision. Many companies, however, fail to consider the financial impact of such a major transition, even if all other aspects of a change in leadership are a resounding success.

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New tax law makes business property tax assessments even more important

Property taxes can amount to a substantial share of the annual operating costs for income-producing properties and any savings go straight to the business’ bottom line.

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On the shoulders of giants: Innovation and the Wisconsin Idea the old-fashioned way

More than a century ago, Wisconsin served as the birthplace for a series of blue chip industrial giants. The likes of Harley-Davidson and Johnson Controls, or engine makers like Fairbanks Morse and Briggs & Stratton, were the bold startups of the day.

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How your rights to family leave could change

With the recent 25th anniversary of the Family and Medical Leave Act, here’s a look back — and a look ahead to where it could go next.

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Why you need to stop talking to start leading

Social interactions no longer seem to be two-way. Whether with friends, colleagues, new acquaintances, or even family members, the common courtesies of asking questions and listening have given way to an urgent need to speak and be heard.

Posted at 11:49 AM | Permalink | Comments: 1

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