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

What HIPAA Policies are Required for a Health Care Provider?

We are often asked to advise clients regarding the scope and content of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) policies and procedures that are required to be maintained. HIPAA clearly requires health care…more
 /  Health, Privacy

When Does a HIPAA Breach Exist?

Conducting HIPAA Breach Risk Assessments - The HIPAA rules relating to assessment of potential patient confidentiality breaches were changed in 2013. Specifically, on January 17, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights released new…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy

Changes in Federal Enforcement Cases and the Stark Law May Benefit Health Care Providers

Some recent changes in federal law and in federal agency interpretation of federal law may both clarify and relieve some regulatory obligations of health care providers. Lessening Dependence on Federal Agency Interpretations…more
 /  Government Contracting, Health

Obesity as Perceived Disability

I recently did a blog about obesity as a disability under the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act. I concluded that the condition of obesity did not automatically constitute a disability although courts could find that an employer…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Let’s Start Over – 2018 Health Savings Account Cost of Living Adjustments

It is unusual for the IRS to implement a retroactive change to a previously announced limit (whether it be qualified plan limits or HSA limits). Especially when the change is a reduction in the amount that taxpayers can…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Obesity as a Disabling Condition in Wisconsin?

A recent decision from the State of California has held that obesity is considered a protected disability under California law if the condition of obesity is caused by a psychological condition. This gave me pause to wonder…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Will Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Really Make Changes to the Stark Law?

If you navigate to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Interactive Town Hall of January 17, 2018, you can view a video in which Seema Verma, the current Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,…more
 /  Business Torts, Government Contracting, Health

Employee Social Media and Employee Discipline – Caution

A number of companies have adopted social media policies that address the types of things employees can post on social media even if it is the employee’s private social media page. While companies have the right to protect their…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

School District Ordered to Allow Student to Use Medical Marijuana in Classroom

A recent decision from a federal court in Illinois has opened the door to significant debate regarding the use of medical marijuana in a school setting. The Schaumburg, IL School District has been ordered to allow an 11-year…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Elections & Politics, Health

Opioid Fraud and Abuse as a Compliance Risk Area

The opioid epidemic is different than other drug related social problems because, in many cases, addiction to opioids starts in the medical office or in the pharmacy; in most cases through the treatment of legitimate physical…more
 /  Criminal Law, Health

Interagency Guidance on Accounting and Reporting Implications of Tax Cuts & Jobs Act

On January 18, 2018, the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, and the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency released guidance on the accounting implications of the Tax…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Taxation

More Planning Tips for Individuals Under New Tax Act

As Shanna Yonke mentioned in her January 22, 2018 Legal Update The New Tax Law Provides Estate Planning Opportunities, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law on December 22, 2017. The Act (officially, Public…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Taxation, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning

Court Says Electronic Copies Must Be Released

A recent decision from a Dane County trial court has opened the door for new guidance on providing electronic copies of public records to local news media. In a recent decision, a Dane County judge held that a state lawmaker was…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Science, Computers, & Technology

Employer Must Make Clear Decision the First Time

A recent decision from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has again emphasized the importance of an employer making the right decision regarding the handling of an employment matter at the very start and not changing the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Wisconsin Employers: Have You Had Your Non-Compete Agreements Reviewed Recently? Recent Court Case Invalidates Non-Solicitation Under WI law!

What WI employers need to know: Wisconsin employers must immediately revise their non-compete agreements so as to comply with this recent decision. The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that an employee non-solicitation…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law
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