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Your Health and Dental Plans Need Them Too: Plan Documents and Summary Plans Descriptions (SPDs) and why you must have them.

Prior to joining Neider and Boucher, I served as a compliance officer for an insurance broker helping employers implement and manage their companies’ non-retirement employee benefits plans such as health, vision, dental, life, long-term and short-term disability insurance, etc.  These “Employee Welfare Benefit Plans” or “Welfare Plans” as defined by the Employee Retirement Income Security […]

Benefit Corporations Make Their Way to Wisconsin

By:  Joseph W. Boucher and Danielle M. Johnson Neider & Boucher, S.C.   On February 26, 2018, Wisconsin Statutes Chapter 204 became effective allowing benefit corporations in Wisconsin. A benefit corporation is a for-profit corporation (not a limited liability company, partnership, or cooperative) that relieves the directors and officers of the corporation from the obligation […]

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It’s Time to Re-evaluate Your Noncompete Agreements

By Jennifer Knudson On January 19, 2018, the Wisconsin Supreme Court decided Manitowoc Company, Inc. v. John M. Lanning stating that a non-solicitation of employee provision is a restrictive covenant that is subject to the stringent rules under Wis. Stats. § 103.465 regarding noncompete agreements.  Specifically, the Court found multiple reasons that the non-solicitation provision […]

Horse Sense in the Time of Unicorns

Co authored by Attorney Joe Boucher The language of business cliches has evolved quickly since the advent of high-tech, high-growth startups.  The days of betting on the right horse have given way to the hunt for the “elusive unicorn” in Silicon Valley parlance, the next overnight success with a billion-dollar valuation. In the last few years, […]

Better SAFE than…?

Co authored by Attorney Joe Boucher  Are you a startup trying to raise money, but have a real aversion to debt instruments?  Or maybe an investor who doesn’t want your original cash back under any circumstances?  If so, then Y Combinator, the highly regarded seed accelerator whose stable of startup thoroughbreds includes little mom-and-pop operations like […]