Wages and Overtime: Flexible Compensation and Salaried Employees

This is the first post in a series about wages and overtime, when it applies, and how to avoid costly mistakes.  As your company expands beyond the initial founders, keeping abreast of the multiple (and sometimes confusing!) wage and overtime regulations covering employees becomes incredibly important.  Here are two questions I’ve gotten recently, along with … Read more

South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc.: Taxation in the Digital Age

Remember the days of the tax free Internet purchase?  Me neither, because those days never really existed.  That said, in the wake of the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in South Dakota v. Wayfair, Inc. ,  the risk of non-collection for said taxes has shifted from consumer to company – and anyone who makes an online sale should sit … Read more

Learning to Read the Harmonized Tariff Schedule

I’ve written about this before on LinkedIn – full disclosure, but over the past few weeks, I’ve gotten multiple questions about customs costs, and how they are assessed, from clients who are importing products from abroad and re-selling them in the United States.  Each client’s situation is unique, but a critical step one in all … Read more

Rent Never Abates to Zero – and Other Tips for Tenants!

Last time I wrote about tips for Landlords embarking on their first adventure into residential renting – but today, I’m going to concentrate on a few tips for tenants.  In Wisconsin, there are plenty of “gotchas” or “trap doors” in the law for both parties – but when\if mistakes happen, the outcomes often disproportionately impact … Read more

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