7th Circuit Affirms Employer Victory:  Discharge Proper for Employee Who Could Not Perform Essential Job Function

7th Circuit Affirms Employer Victory: Discharge Proper for Employee Who Could Not Perform Essential Job Function

By Jonathan Hoag – SmithAmundsen- www.salawus.com The ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) brought broad speculation that a large percentage of employees would qualify as “disabled” ...

Illinois Companies Need to React to Stern Warnings from the IDES  Regarding Future Fraud Penalties for Independent Contractor Misclassification

Illinois Companies Need to React to Stern Warnings from the IDES Regarding Future Fraud Penalties for Independent Contractor Misclassification

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 ...

Misconduct & Unemployment Benefits

Misconduct & Unemployment Benefits

By Noah A. Frank- SmithAmundsen- www.salawus.com Finally! As of 1/3/2016, Illinois statutorily enhanced employers’ rights to conduct business through enacting statutory misconduct ...

“Cadillac Tax” on Health Plans Delayed Until 2020

“Cadillac Tax” on Health Plans Delayed Until 2020

By Kelly Haab-Tallitsch – www.salawus.com Employers are receiving a temporary reprieve from the controversial “Cadillac Tax” on health plans as part of a large spending and tax bil ...

ACA Information Reporting Deadlines Extended by the IRS

ACA Information Reporting Deadlines Extended by the IRS

By Kelly Haab-Tallitsch –SmithAmundsen- www.salawus.com Late Monday afternoon, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced it was extending the due dates for certain 2015 Affordab ...

Fifth Circuit Rules that Denial of Employee’s Attempt to Rescind Resignation Can Be Unlawful Retaliation

Fifth Circuit Rules that Denial of Employee’s Attempt to Rescind Resignation Can Be Unlawful Retaliation

By Steven Jados – SmithAmundsen – www.salawus.com Last month, in Porter v. Houma Terrebonne Housing Authority Board of Commissioners (“HTHA”), the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fif ...

Will Abood v. Detroit Board Of Education Survive?

Will Abood v. Detroit Board Of Education Survive?

By Carlos Arévalo - SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com In June 2014, the Supreme Court issued a decision impacting “fair share” provisions in public sector collective bargaining a ...