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Supreme Court of Wisconsin Ends State Mask Mandate on March 31

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Yesterday, March 31, 2021, the Supreme Court of Wisconsin ended the state-wide mask mandate after finding Executive Order (EO) #105 to be unlawful, ending it immediately.  Governor Tony Evers issued EO #105 shortly after the...more

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Wisconsin COVID-19 Immunity Statute Passed!

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On February 25, 2021, Governor Tony Evers signed 2021 Wisconsin Act 4 (“Act”). The Act became effective on February 26, 2021. The Act, in part, created broad immunity to civil liability related to exposure of COVID-19 for...more

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Wisconsin Joins States Providing Civil Immunity Related to COVID-19 Exposure

On February 25, 2021, Wisconsin joined Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, and Wyoming in...more

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Wisconsin Passes COVID-19 Civil Liability Exemption For Employers

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Businesses, schools, nonprofits, and other employers in Wisconsin are protected from COVID-19 litigation under 2021 Special Session Senate Bill 1, signed into law as 2021 Wisconsin Act 4 by Governor Tony Evers on February 26,...more

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The Wisconsin Mask Mandate Renewed!

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On Thursday, February 4, 2021, the Wisconsin State Assembly (“Assembly”) voted on a resolution to repeal the mask mandate. This vote came a week after the Wisconsin State Senate (“Senate”) voted on the same resolution to...more

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Wisconsin COVID-19 Updates

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Although Wisconsin has no statewide or industry-specific requirements, Governor Evers’ November 10, 2020 Executive Order “strongly encouraged” all businesses to take a number of precautions in response to the COVID-19...more

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Evers Issues New COVID-19 Order for Wisconsin

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Last night, after his primetime address, Governor Evers issued Executive Order #94 which advises residents to stay home, take precautions if they have to leave their home, and encourages businesses to take additional steps to...more

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Unprecedented: COVID-19 Litigation Insights - Issue 29, October 2020

This 29th edition of Unprecedented, our weekly update on COVID-19-related litigation, covers some of the hottest topics in these developing areas of law: governments' authority to implement mass gathering restrictions, face...more

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Wisconsin Employers Must Notify Workers of Unemployment Insurance Upon Separation

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The Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development adopted an emergency rule to create DWD 120.02 which was approved by Governor Evers on September 23, 2020....more

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Wisconsin Governor Issues Emergency Order Limiting Public Gatherings In Light of State’s Designation as the Nation’s COVID-19 Hot...

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Wisconsin Governor, Tony Evers, via the State’s Department of Health Services, issued Emergency Order #3 Tuesday afternoon. The Order notes that Wisconsin is currently the nation’s COVID-19 hot spot. According to the CDC,...more

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Emergency Order #2 Targets Staffing Demands In Wisconsin Healthcare Facilities

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In the wake of a record number of Covid-19 cases and with flu season around the corner, Governor Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Secretary Designee Andrea Palm issued a new emergency order on October 1, 2020....more

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Governor Evers Issues New COVID-19 Emergency Order Extending Statewide Mask Mandate

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Today, Gov. Evers issued Executive Order #90 declaring a new public health emergency in Wisconsin due to recent surges in COVID-19 cases. He also issued a new face coverings order, Emergency Order #1. While these orders are...more

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Wisconsin's Mask Mandate Extended For 60 Days

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Governor Tony Evers, responding to an increase in COVID-19 cases across Wisconsin, issued his third emergency order on September 22, 2020, extending the mask mandate in the state for an additional 60 days. According to the...more

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COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights - Issue 22, August 2020

COVID-19 and Unprecedented: Litigation Insights, Issue 22 In our 22nd edition of Unprecedented, our weekly update on COVID-19-related litigation, we see cases against employers continue to rise, and offer insight for...more

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Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Charging Process – UPDATE

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Wisconsin’s COVID-19 response bill (2019 Wisconsin Act 185) was enacted by the Wisconsin legislature in mid-April. It included provisions to charge unemployment claims caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency to the...more

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Wisconsin Masks Up: Governor Evers Issues Statewide Face Covering Order

On July 30, 2020, Wisconsin joined 31 other states - including Alabama, California, and Pennsylvania - with a statewide face covering order. Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order #1, requiring all individuals in...more

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Wisconsin Face Covering Mandate to Begin August 1st

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Governor Evers issued Emergency Order #1 on July 30, 2020 implementing a statewide face covering mandate. The face covering requirement will begin on Saturday, August 1, 2020 and will expire September 28, 2020 or by a...more

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Governor Evers Issues Mandatory Face Covering Requirement for Wisconsin

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Earlier this afternoon, Governor Evers announced that he had issued a mandatory face covering executive order applicable to all Wisconsinites (age five (5) and older) when they are indoors or in an “enclosed space,” which is...more

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Must Wisconsin Condominium Residents Wear A Face Covering (Mask) In Indoor Common Element

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As many of you know, on July 30, 2020, Governor Evers of Wisconsin issued Executive Order #82 declaring a public health emergency to combat COVID-19, and Emergency Order #1 requiring individuals, with certain exceptions, to...more

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Wisconsin Governor Declares New Mask Requirements

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In light of the growing number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin, on July 30 Governor Tony Evers issued Emergency Order Number 1, declaring that everyone over the age of five must wear a mask when indoors starting this Saturday,...more

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Holds Coronavirus Stay-At-Home Order Invalid

On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court struck down an order (the Stay-At-Home Order) authorized by the governor that commanded, among other things, non-essential personnel to stay home and the closure of non-essential...more

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Wisconsin Governor Evers Announces $100 Million Grant Program for Providers

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The Evers administration just announced a new grant funding program for long-term care, home and community based services, and emergency medical services. The grant program is funded by the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief,...more

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Invalidates State’s ‘Safer at Home’ Order

On May 13, 2020, the Wisconsin Supreme Court issued its decision in Wisconsin Legislature v. Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm, et al. and declared the state’s Safer at Home Order unlawful, invalid, and unenforceable, creating a...more

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Strikes Down Extension of “Safer at Home” Order

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has ruled that Governor Tony Evers’ administration overstepped its authority when it extended the governor’s “Safer at Home” order until May 26. The original “Safer at Home” order went into...more

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Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation Releases Reopening Guidelines

On May 8, 2020, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) published a series of general and industry-specific guidelines to assist businesses with reopening under Governor Tony Evers’s “Badger Bounce Back” plan....more

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