US EPA Says US GHG Emissions Down in 2012 — Why?

US EPA Says US GHG Emissions Down in 2012 — Why?

Readers of my blog know that I try to link today's energy headlines with some pithy, punny or otherwise lame pop-culture reference.  But you know what, I could think of anything cr ...

The Good, the Bad, & The Ugly of Quinn’s Six-Year Transportation Plan

The Good, the Bad, & The Ugly of Quinn’s Six-Year Transportation Plan

On Wednesday Governor Pat Quinn unveiled his six-year $8.6B transportation construction program. It has a number of projects on the list including a few high priority projects that ...

Notes of the Round Table

Notes of the Round Table

No King Arthur here, just a search on how to move the holy grail of our state's economy--freight! Not long ago I had the opportunity to attend a USDOT round table with FHWA Deputy ...

Spring Cleaning For Your Confidentiality Agreements and Policies

Spring Cleaning For Your Confidentiality Agreements and Policies

By Beverly Alfon – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com This should be an easy one to cross off your to-do list. Dust off the confidentiality and non-disclosure language that you re ...

Salon Owners Need to Carefully Structure their Independent Contractor Relationships

Salon Owners Need to Carefully Structure their Independent Contractor Relationships

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@wesselssherman. ...

Chamber Supports NAFTANEXT Conference

Chamber Supports NAFTANEXT Conference

Later this month the NAFTANEXT Summit will be taking place in Chicago. The Infrastructure, Energy, and International Councils have been working with Jeff Agnew and Leslie Blakey, t ...

Supreme Court:  Severance Payments are Wages Subject to FICA taxes

Supreme Court: Severance Payments are Wages Subject to FICA taxes

Provided by Fisher and Phillips LLP On March 25, 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that a certain type of severance payment known as supplemental unemployment compensati ...