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Being proud of your benefits

Pride month is as great a time as any for an employer to revisit its benefit programs and policies to ensure that the benefits being offered not only comply with the dynamic legal landscape, but also align with the employer’s intention on LGBTQIA+ inclusivity and equality.

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Airline supervisors exempt from Federal Arbitration Act

The Federal Arbitration Act, or the FAA, enforces voluntary arbitration agreements involving federal law, including some employment-related disputes. Section 1 of the Act exempts certain classes of workers from the arbitration requirement, however, including seamen, railroad workers, and workers engaged in foreign or interstate commerce.

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Editorial: Court’s ruling narrower than many think

This week’s ruling from the Wisconsin Supreme Court was considerably narrower than what a lot of people seem to think. There’s a critical point that people are missing: the ruling wasn’t on whether a mask mandate is legal in and of itself. That question remains open.

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The commercial docket pilot program: Wisconsin’s ‘business court’

Court specialization has become more and more accepted throughout the country. Wisconsin took a significant step in 2017 to join a growing number of states that, in connection with the judicial administration of litigation, have established a specialized business court to better achieve efficient judicial process and more consistent outcomes in commercial cases, as well as to provide support to ...

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EDITORIAL: Legalize marijuana in Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers said last week he will propose legalizing marijuana for Wisconsin residents in his state budget as part of a plan to generate $166 million in revenue to help fund rural schools and programs for marginalized communities.

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THE CASE ACT: New law could provide affordable remedy for copyright infringement

By Bryan Kroes Copyright protection may not be an everyday topic for construction and design companies, but it certainly should be considered as part of a comprehensive business plan. Any person or company that owns copyrightable material, whether a construction company, architecture or design firm, or marketing firm, may enjoy the copyright protections afforded under U.S. copyright law. Protectable material ...

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Herman: Proud of our courts

Although most of my columns on family law criticize courts (it’s more entertaining than praising them), I am going to start my new project by praising our legal system. Although, for the most part, during the interim between the election and inauguration most politicians have looked disingenuous (and that’s a mild term), the courts almost uniformly have not.

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The new Jordan Rules include sports betting

When the U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for sports betting across the country just two years ago, there were predictions of sportsbooks on every street corner and millions of new bettors going broke betting on their favorite teams.

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