All articles by Lauren E. Maddente

Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule

Most employers are familiar with the Department of Labor’s overtime pay requirements. Non-exempt employees covered by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) are afforded special protections, including the payment of one and one-half time the employee’s normal pay rate for the hours worked over 40 hours per week. Under a new rule issued by the.

McDonald’s Left Hungry In Trademark Dispute

“Use it or lose it,” the saying goes. As McDonald’s recently learned as to its Big Mac burgers, that quote is more than theoretical when applied to protecting registered trademarks.  You may have seen that the European Union Intellectual Property Office canceled McDonald’s trademark for its Big Macs. Is that because McDonald’s no longer sells.

Maddente Honored by Susan G. Komen Wisconsin

  FOS associate Lauren Maddente received the Rookie of the Year award for her role as Volunteer and Entertainment Co-Chair at the Susan G. Komen Wisconsin More Than Pink Walk. The award highlights a volunteer who is in their first year in their role but comes on board with a positive attitude and is driven,.

Fraudulent Transfers – Know When to Sue

A debtor, faced with a creditor’s lawsuit or judgment, will sometimes transfer property to a spouse, affiliated business or other third-party, and then claim “poverty” to avoid paying the debt. Wisconsin’s Fraudulent Transfer Act provides remedies for such defrauded creditors. Those remedies, however, don’t last forever. Wisconsin law bars a fraudulent transfer action that is.

Employers – Absenteeism Policies Can Rule

Most employers are faced with employees who call in sick without notice, don’t show up for work, or are unduly absent for other reasons. Employers faced with this problem often wonder when they can legally terminate an employee for such misconduct. This is important, because employees discharged for “misconduct” are generally ineligible to receive unemployment.