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Understanding the New Hands-Free Driving Bill

A new bill signed Friday April 12, 2019 by Governor Tim Walz is set to go into effect August 1.

The new Hands-Free Cell Phone bill is aimed at reducing accidents caused by distracted driving. The bill, in effect, will ban drivers from using their cell phones while driving unless the function is hands-free or voice-activated.

Serious Business: Minnesota’s New Recordkeeping and Wage Theft Law

Minnesota employers, be prepared.  A broad new wage theft and employee recordkeeping law goes into effect on August 1, 2019.  This leaves employers with less than two months to prepare to comply.

New $20 Court Filing Fee for Wisconsin Traffic Cases

The Wisconsin Circuit Courts have recently implemented mandatory e-filing for attorneys representing clients in traffic cases in the majority of counties. These courts will start requiring a $20.00 fee for every case that an attorney opts in to for representation.

WFJ Presents: Selling Your Small Business, Part Two

In Part One of this series, WFJ’s Small Business Team recounted a business asset purchase which suffered on the back end due to poor planning at the outset. In Part Two, our team provides a brief overview of the considerations and steps we take in guiding our small business clients, both from the seller and purchaser perspectives.