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Six Reinhart attorneys have been named new shareholders. Continue
Malinda J. Eskra has been named Reinhart's 2016 Pro Bono Attorney of the Year. Each year, the firm recognizes a Reinhart attorney who best demonstrates our commitment to serve those otherwise unable to obtain needed legal services. Continue
Thirty-seven Reinhart attorneys, paralegals and staff volunteered their time on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to work together on school beautification projects. Continue
Reinhart shareholder Bruce Block is among a group of four Milwaukee-area business executives who will be inducted into the Milwaukee Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Hall of Fame. Continue
Reinhart has organized a day of service and volunteerism for its attorneys and staff on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a paid day off, firm-sponsored holiday. Continue
A comprehensive summary of upcoming compliance deadlines and reminders, retirement plan developments and health and welfare plan developments.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker presented his two-year executive budget on February 8, 2017. The bill includes a number of proposed revisions to Wisconsin employment law that, if passed into law, would significantly alter proceedings under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act and the Wisconsin Family and Medical Leave Act.
The DOL's new guidance for ERISA plans withdraws prior guidance and supports ERISA plans in voting proxies, engaging with companies and incorporating environmental, social and governance factors into decision-making. ERISA plans may wish to review and update their proxy voting policies, statements of investment policy and investment manager contracts to reflect the new guidance.
Employers considering sponsoring individuals for H-1B status to work in the United States should prepare now so that they are ready to file H-1B petitions for these individual on April 1, 2017. Each year the U.S. government only issues a limited number of H-1B visas for individuals seeking to enter H-1B status so that they can work in specialty and professional positions in the United States. Employers may first apply for the new batch of H-1B visas on April 1, 2017, and they are likely to be all snapped up within the first week that they are available.
Two seafood packaging companies executives plead guilty for their roles in an alleged antitrust conspiracy to fix the price of tuna. This case and a recent ruling highlight the costly impact to individuals and corporations who are accused of being involved in antitrust conspiracies.