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Governor Directs DWD to Incorporate Best Practices for Opioid Prescription into Work Comp Statutes

The abuse of opioid medications like oxycodone, hydrocodone, and methadone has been described as having reached epidemic levels in the State of Wisconsin. In September of 2016 Governor Scott Walker unveiled the creation of a “Task Force on Opioid Abuse,” with an aim to work toward reducing and reversing the current trend of opioid abuse […]

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Recent Wisconsin Court of Appeals Decision Highlights the Legal Cost of Regulation to Business in Wisconsin

by Attorney Peter Andrews Regulation can be a political football, and many Packerland businesses would like to see Mason Crosby kick the costs of it off of their balance sheet. Agencies tend to have established policies and practices which are not as flexible as businesses want or need. It is not uncommon for a small business […]

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Punishment for Disorderly Conduct May Include Ban on Gun Ownership

Punishment for Disorderly Conduct in Wisconsin can Include a Ban on Owning or Possessing a Gun In Wisconsin, Disorderly Conduct is a class B misdemeanor which carries with it the potential for a fine of up to $1,000.00, together with a jail sentence not to exceed 90 days. However, there is another lesser known and […]

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Wisconsin Insurers Pay High Prices for Work Comp Treatment, According to Latest Study

Wisconsin Insurers Pay a High Price for Worker’s Compensation Treatment, According to a Recent WCRI Study The Worker’s Compensation Research Institute  (WCRI) released the 8th Edition of its Medical Price Index for Worker’s Compensation last month. The study compared the price  of providing worker’s compensation treatment in 31 large American states. Wisconsin was among the 31 states […]

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Case Law Update – May 11, 2016

Navigating Recent Amendments to the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act Installment 5 of 5 The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act has been substantially amended in favor of employers and insurers. This is the final installment of a five-part series aimed at exploring the predicted consequences of some of the key changes to the Worker’s Compensation Act. This format […]

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Case Law Update – April 22, 2016

Navigating Recent Amendments to the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act Installment 4 of 5 The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act has been substantially amended in favor of employers and insurers. This is part four in a five-part series aimed at exploring the predicted consequences of some of the key changes to the Worker’s Compensation Act. This format allows […]

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Case Law Update – April 18, 2016

Navigating Recent Amendments to the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act Installment 3 of 5 The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act has been substantially amended in favor of employers and insurers. This is part three in a five-­part series aimed at exploring the predicted consequences of some of the key changes to the Worker’s Compensation Act. This format allows […]

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Case Law Update – March 14, 2016

Navigating Recent Amendments to the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act Installment 2 of 5 The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act has been substantially amended in favor of employers and insurers. The changes are vast and plenty and an update laying them all out at once would only provide a brief glimpse. This is part two in a five-­part […]

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Case Law Update – March 7, 2016

Navigating Recent Amendments to the Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act Installment 1 of 5 The Wisconsin Worker’s Compensation Act has been substantially amended in favor of employers and insurers. The changes are vast and plenty and an update laying them all out at once would only provide a brief glimpse. This is part one in a […]

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