Spotlight

  • Wisconsin’s Controlled Highway Access – Property Owners and Developers Beware

    For those who own property abutting a highway or are thinking of developing in such a zone, a recent Supreme Court decision may impact your right to compensation should the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (“DOT”) ever need direct access to a portion of your property. The ability to demonstrate a Read More

  • Beware of Suspicious Patent and Trademark Solicitations

    A rash of unsolicited patent and trademark related mailings to clients has prompted this news alert. Specifically, there has been a dramatic increase in the number of mailings to clients with pending patent or trademark application matters. The sources of the mailings are companies that hold themselves out as governmental agencies, Read More

  • IRS Proposes Regulations to Reduce Tax Incentives on Food and Beverage Manufacturers

    Every business in the Food and Beverage Industry, large and small, should consider the effectiveness of the manufacturing deduction (also known as Section 199 deduction) as part of its business plan in 2016. The tax incentive represents an incredibly valuable benefit for businesses that perform manufacturing and other production activities. Read More

  • Change in Sales and Use Tax Affects Contractors, Municipalities and Nonprofits

    Certain local Wisconsin governmental entities and nonprofit organizations have historically been exempt from payment of sales and use tax. Under a change in Wisconsin law which took effect on January 1, 2016, contractors may purchase construction materials on behalf of certain tax-exempt entities and organizations without paying Wisconsin sales or Read More

  • New Employer Worry: Expansion Of Joint Employer Under DOL Guidance

    In January 2016 the Department of Labor (DOL) Wage and Hour Division (WHD) issued an Administrative Interpretation (AI) (No. 2016-1, 1/20/16) that would significantly expand the number of employers who would be classified as “joint employers” under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Read More

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