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Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by on Dec 1, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Congratulations to Bert Liebmann for his receipt of the Brown County Bar Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016! Each year, the Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes a member of the Brown County Bar Association who meets the following criteria: • At least 25 years of legal experience; • Currently practices or has practiced in Brown County; • Has exhibited long-term excellence as an attorney; and • Has affected the legal system and community in a unique and positive manner. We are proud to have Bert as part of our team at...

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Medicaid Planning: Don’t Let the Nursing Home Get All Your Money

Posted by on Nov 4, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Medicaid Planning is a complex, and ever-changing exercise.  If you’re like many estate planning clients that I have met, I bet you “don’t want the nursing home to get all your money.”  There are many ways that Medicaid planning can be accomplished to make sure your heirs inherit your estate, rather than having those funds paid to a long-term care facility. While planning ahead with a solid estate plan is perhaps the most important aspect of Medicaid planning, the application and qualification process for Medical Assistance is very...

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Estate Planning – The Fundamentals

Posted by on Oct 29, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Evan Lin recently partnered with Associated Bank as a presenter for the North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters Benefits Conference held at the Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton on October 29, 2016. Attorney Lin’s presentation was titled “Estate Planning – The Fundamentals.”

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Evan Lin Named Super Lawyer 2016

Posted by on Aug 25, 2016 in News | 0 comments

Evan Y. Lin, an attorney and managing member of Lin.Liebmann LLC, has been named to the 2016 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list by the publishers of Super Lawyers® Magazine.  Each year, only 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin are named a Super Lawyer.  Evan was previously named a 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyer and five-time Wisconsin Rising Star in Estate Planning and Probate by the same publication. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and...

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Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors

Posted by on Mar 16, 2016 in News, Quarterly Legal Update | 0 comments

Misclassification of Employees as Independent Contractors By Attorney Nicholas J. Vlies of Lin.Liebmann LLC On July 15, 2015, David Weil, the Wage and Hour Division Administrator, issued Administrator’s Interpretation (“AI”) No. 2015-1, which clarified the Department of Labor’s position on independent contractors. While the AI is not binding, the AI should be considered by companies that use independent contractors. As noted in the AI, the FLSA defines an “employee” as “any individual employed by an employer” and the...

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Employers Can Condition Continued Employment of Employee on Employee Signing Non-compete

Posted by on Nov 12, 2015 in News, Quarterly Legal Update | 0 comments

On April 30, 2015, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Runzheimer International, LTD. V. Friedlen, 2015 WI 45, 362 Wis.2d 100, 862 N.W. 2d 879 and held that an employer may condition the continued employment of an employee on the employee signing a restrictive agreement, such as a non-compete.  The decision helps to clarify what constitutes adequate consideration for an employee entering into a restrictive covenant with their employer.  However, the Court did not address whether the agreement was reasonable. In Runzheimer the employee,...

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Exempt Employee Salary Threshold to Change in 2016

Posted by on Nov 11, 2015 in News, Quarterly Legal Update | 0 comments

By Attorney Nicholas J. Vlies of Lin.Liebmann LLC On July 6, 2015 the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor issued a proposed rule that, among other things, seeks to change the minimum salary an employee must be paid to qualify as an exempt executive, administrative or professional (“EAP”) employee.  If an employee meets the EAP exemption criteria, then the employer is not required to pay that employee for overtime. As it stands, the minimum weekly salary to qualify for the EAP exemption rate is $455 per week.  The proposed...

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October Volunteer of the Month

Posted by on Oct 13, 2015 in News | 0 comments

October Volunteer of the Month

Rachel Charles, a paralegal with our firm, received the October Volunteer of the Month award from the Bay Area Humane Society (BAHS) in Green Bay. BAHS wrote: “Rachel started out as a dog docent but has become so much more. She pours so much love and energy into our canine friends and still finds time to help with info booths and adoption events. From the staff, volunteers, and the animals who have been with BAHS, we want to thank you, Rachel, for everything that you do for them! Whether you are stopping by on your lunch breaks to spend time...

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Evan Lin Named Super Lawyer 2015

Posted by on Jul 21, 2015 in News | 0 comments

Evan Y. Lin, an attorney and managing member of Lin.Liebmann LLC, has been named to the 2015 Wisconsin Super Lawyers list as one of the top lawyers in Wisconsin by the publishers of Super Lawyers® Magazine. Each year, only 5% of attorneys in Wisconsin are named Super Lawyers. Evan was previously named to the Wisconsin Rising Stars list five times in Estate Planning and Probate by the same publication. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition...

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