Court Awards Against National Labor Relations Board for Improper Restriction Regarding E-Verify

Court Awards Against National Labor Relations Board for Improper Restriction Regarding E-Verify

By Michael Hughes and Sara Zorich – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com On October 30, 2014 in the case of Overstreet v. Farm Fresh Co. Target One LLC, No. 2:13-cv-02358, the Arizo ...

Up Up and Away the Minimum Wage Rate Goes?

Up Up and Away the Minimum Wage Rate Goes?

By Julie Proscia – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com On November 4, 2014, five states -- Illinois, Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota -- as well as a handful of cities ...

Does an Illinois Employer have to give Severance to a Departing Employee?

Does an Illinois Employer have to give Severance to a Departing Employee?

By Nancy E. Joerg, Esq., Managing Shareholder – St. Charles Office, Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C., St. Charles, Illinois, (630) 377-1554, najoerg@wesselssherma ...

Advance Notice Policy Violates Illinois Workers’ Comp Law

Advance Notice Policy Violates Illinois Workers’ Comp Law

By Jonathon Hoag – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com A judge from the Northern District of Illinois recently ruled that an employer’s policy requiring employees to notify managem ...

A Drug Testing Review – Dealing with Disability Discrimination and the Testing of Prescription Drugs

A Drug Testing Review – Dealing with Disability Discrimination and the Testing of Prescription Drugs

By Michael Wong– SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com The ADA does not protect employees who are under the influence of illegal drugs. However, the ADA provides conflicting messages ...

Best Practices for Compliance with lllinois Employment Laws for Newly Licensed Cannabis Businesses

Best Practices for Compliance with lllinois Employment Laws for Newly Licensed Cannabis Businesses

By Jennifer Adams Murphy, Esq. and Ryan Helgeson Esq., Wessels Sherman The regulatory requirements for obtaining a Dispensing Organization or Cultivation Center license under the I ...

What Can Fund Transportation? We’re Glad You Asked

What Can Fund Transportation? We’re Glad You Asked

One of the questions that routinely comes up when discussing infrastructure—particularly transportation infrastructure—is how to fund it. While I don’t have all of the answers, mem ...