Ruder Ware

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500 N First Street, Suite 8000
P.O. Box 8050
Wausau, WI 54402-8050, United States
Phone: 715.845.4336
Fax: 715.845.2718
Areas of Practice
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
  • Antitrust & Trade Regulation
  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Organizations
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Debtor/Creditor
  • Education
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Government
  • Health
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Mental Health Disabilities – What to Do?

We are seeing a growth in disability claims based upon mental health conditions which is very troubling for employers because it is hard to understand whether an employee actually has a mental health condition and it is…more
 /  Civil Rights, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Settling Discrimination Complaints in Wisconsin

A recent decision from the Wisconsin Labor and Industry Review Commission has placed a cloud over the settlement of discrimination complaints in Wisconsin. The cloud may not be very dark, but it is a matter that needs to be…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Using Prenuptial Agreements to Protect the Family Farm

The family farm is a special asset. The family may have worked hard through decades, maybe even generations, to accumulate and develop the farm’s land, equipment and livestock. The children may be grown and successors to…more
 /  Agriculture, Commercial Law & Contracts, Family Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

What Does New Employee Handbook Standard Mean?

Attorney Bob Reinertson wrote recently about a decision of the National Labor Relations Board that significantly changed how the NLRB will review workplace policies and employee handbooks to determine whether they are in…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Conference of State Bank Supervisors Urges Federal Regulators to Simplify Regulatory Capital Rules

On September 27, 2017, the FDIC, the Federal Reserve, and the OCC (the “Agencies”) issued a proposed rule that simplifies the compliance requirements of the existing regulatory capital rules and is intended to reduce the…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Construction Law, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Real Estate - Commercial

The Next Step toward Open Government – Preserving Text Messages

The Wisconsin Public Records Board is looking into the next step in preserving open government, which is how to save text messages and social media messages authored by local government officials. The Public Records Board…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics

The NLRB Announces a Major Reversal on Employee Policies and Handbooks

We have reported in blog articles and seminars in recent years on decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that invalidated employee policies and handbook provisions which sought, among other things, to promote…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

2018 IRS Standard Mileage Rates Reflect Rising Fuel Prices

The Internal Revenue Service has announced the optional standard mileage rates for computing the deductible cost of operating an automobile for business, medical, and moving expenses for 2018, and the increased rates reflect the…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Taxation, Transportation

Examiners are Carefully Scrutinizing Financial Institutions’ Compensation Arrangements

It has come to our attention that some examiners have recently been carefully scrutinizing financial institutions’ employee compensation arrangements. Although it now appears unlikely that the proposed Dodd-Frank rules on…more
 /  Business Organizations, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Matt Lauer, Charlie Rose, Harvey Weinstein, Bill O’Reilly, Who’s Next?—Are you prepared for harassment allegations in your workplace?

Sexual harassment in the workplace is not new. However, the rash of recent cases reported in Hollywood, Corporate America, and our Federal Government are shining a new spotlight on the issue. As an employer in Wisconsin, here…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Legislation Limits Government Zoning Regulations

New legislation has been signed by Governor Walker that limits the ability of local governments to control certain zoning regulations and requires greater flexibility in the approval of conditional use permits. Under 2017…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Simple IRA Retirement-saving Solution

Originally published on Badger Common'Tater - November 2017 Workplace retirement programs play an important role in attracting and retaining employees, helping workers (and owners!) save, and provide significant tax…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

OCC Updates Guidance on Business Combinations

The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (“OCC”) has recently updated its “Business Combinations” booklet, which is part of the Comptroller’s Licensing Manual. The revised booklet replaces the prior version, which was…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions

Ageism in the Workplace?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about “ageism” in the workplace. People are wondering what this means and what type of steps need to be taken by an employer to avoid age discrimination complaints…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Federal Government Will Seek Dismissal of False Claims Act Cases That Lack Merit

A top official in the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) recently announced a major change in the federal government’s position on claims brought under the False Claims Act (FCA). Michael Granston, the director of DOJ’s Civil…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Government Contracting, Health
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