Temp- tation                                                              February 2017 
In this issue
National Right to Work Law Proposed
Governor Scott Walker said that he spoke with Vice President Mike Pence about how they could take portions of Wisconsin's Right to Work law, and "apply it at the national level." 
Under Wisconsin's 2011 Right to Work law, the state barred collective bargaining over working conditions and large pay increases for most public workers. It also required them to pay more for health care and pension benefits. This led to massive protests and an (unsuccessful) attempt to recall Walker in 2012. 

Wisconsin is one of 27 states with laws that aim to limit or prohibit businesses and unions from requiring all workers to pay union dues. 

R ecently Republicans in Congress introduced a national version of right to work legislation that would allow workers to opt out of union membership. 

Temptation Trivia 


According to legend, before the boogie man goes to sleep, he checks under his bed for this person.  


What is the name of this legendary figure, and what is his real first name?     


If you know the answer, call or e-mail your local branch office by noon this Friday.  One winner in each branch will be chosen at random from those that answered correctly, and that person will get treats delivered!  


Last issue answer: Doctor Who, or "The Doctor."  The craft that he travels in is called the T.A.R.D.I.S.       

Mike Hackbarth
President - 23 years
Steve Kamrowski
CEO - 21 years
Beth Pieper
Area Manager, Manitowoc & Sheboygan - 18 years

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Fun Facts  
On February 2nd, 1996, and again two days later, the thermometer plunged to 55 below zero in the Sawyer County village of Couderay.  This was the coldest temperature ever recorded in the state of Wisconsin. 
The heaviest 24-hour snowfall in Wisconsin history occurred December 26th and 27th, 1904, when 26 inches fell on Neillsville. 
Our state's greatest seasonal total for snow was during the winter of 1996-97 in Hurley, when 295.4 inches were measured. That's almost 25 feet!
The warmest winter temperature in state history was recorded on February 26th, 2000, when it was a balmy 69 degrees in Afton, Beloit, and Broadhead.


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Warning: Malware Targeting HR Professionals

There's a new kind of malware computer attack targeting HR 
professionals.  Ransomware, a form of malware that blocks access to computer files until a ransom is paid, is arriving in  
inboxes dressed as job applications, according to the research team at Check Point Software Technologies, Inc., a provider of IT security products.  Here's what Check Point says to be on the lookout for...
The ransomware attack usually begins with a brief email from someone posing as a job applicant that contains two attachments: The first is a PDF file containing a cover letter, which has no malicious content.  Check Point says its primary intent is to "lull the victim into a false sense of security."  The second is an Excel file that contains malicious content. When opened, it'll ask the victim to enable macros to run.  If 
the victim enables macros to run, files on the victim's computer will then begin to be encrypted.  This will render the victim unable to access any of their files unless a ransom is paid to an untraceable recipient online. 
So far, the attackers appear to be targeting German-speaking victims, but their focus could shift to English-speaking operations.  

So how can HR professionals protect themselves, as well as their companies' data? 
1. Ask your IT department for some tips on how to identify and separate malicious content from safe content.
2. If anything suspicious comes into your inbox, talk to an IT professional before opening it.
3. Don't enable macros on Microsoft Office documents.
4. Upload any attachments from suspicious or unverified sources to a cloud-based server, like Google Docs. This will allow you to open the files online, rather than on your computer. This tends to be safer than opening files directly on your computer.
5. Make sure you've got the latest version of your operating system, and that your anti-virus/anti-malware software is up to date.
Christian Schappel, HRMorning.com 
New I9 Form Mandatory  

An updated version of the I9 form, dated 11/14/2016, became mandatory on January 22, 2017. 
The new form contains a number of new features including
1. Clarification of the "other names used" field in Section 1 to request only "other last names used" and the numbering of immigration status categories in Section 1
2. Additional details regarding the preparer/translator category, including the ability to select multiple preparers/translators
3. A designated area to enter additional information that previously needed to be entered as a margin note, such as the auto-extension of an individual's work-authorized status, where applicable
4. A separate page (Page 3) for Section 3 of the Form I-9
A few important things to remember when completing the I9... 
In Section 1, any fields for which the employee does not have information to enter must be marked "N/A."  If the employee did not use a preparer or translator, the box marked, "I did not use a Preparer or Translator" MUST be checked.  Also, employers must ensure that all pages of the I9 instructions and the list of acceptable documents are available either in print or electronically to all employees completing the form. 
Today's Stock Market Report 

Helium was up
Feathers were down
Paper was stationary
Fluorescent tubing was dimmed in light trading
Knives were up sharply
Cows steered into a bull market
Pencils lost a few points
Hiking equipment was trailing
Elevators rose
Escalators continued their slow decline
Weights were up in heavy trading
Light switches were off
Coca-Cola fizzled
Caterpillar stock inched up a bit
Diapers remained unchanged
And Charmin bathroom tissue touched a new bottom
Slow Cooker Caramel Apple French Toast

10 cups cubed (3/4-inch) French bread
8 eggs
2 cups (1 pint) half-and-half
1/2 cup milk 
1/3 cup packed light brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Apple-Pecan Filling
8 tablespoons butter, softened
3 apples, peeled and coarsely chopped (3/4-inch pieces)
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans
Maple syrup and powdered sugar, if desired
Heat oven to 300°F.  On a large cookie sheet, spread bread cubes. Bake 20 to 30 minutes or until dry.  Line the sides of a 4 to 5-quart slow cooker with foil that has been folded into thirds; spray with cooking spray.  In a large bowl, beat remaining French toast ingredients.  Fold in bread cubes to coat. Let stand 15 minutes, folding occasionally.  In an 8-inch skillet, melt 2 tablespoons of the butter.  Add apples; cook about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together remaining  6 tablespoons butter and remaining apple-pecan filling ingredients until crumbly.  Spoon half of bread mixture (about 4 cups) into slow cooker.  Top with half of the apples.  Sprinkle with half of the brown sugar mixture.  Repeat layers.  Cover; cook 2 1/2 to 3 hours on LOW heat setting or until temperature reaches 160 degrees and center is set.  Remove foil before serving by loosening edges with table knife.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with syrup.     


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