Why are Illinois Employers “Guilty until Proven Innocent”  When they are Audited by the Illinois Department of Employment Security?

Why are Illinois Employers “Guilty until Proven Innocent” When they are Audited by the Illinois Department of Employment Security?

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 ...

The ‘Big Mac’ is Under Attack: Radical NLRB Labeling the Franchisor as “Joint Employer” of Franchisee Employees

The ‘Big Mac’ is Under Attack: Radical NLRB Labeling the Franchisor as “Joint Employer” of Franchisee Employees

By Caryl Flannery and Jeffrey Risch – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com Franchisors across the U.S. may be surprised to learn that the general counsel for the National Labor Rela ...

LGBT Workplace Equality is Now!

LGBT Workplace Equality is Now!

Contributed by Heather Bailey “Equality in the workplace is not only the right thing to do, it turns out to be good business.” – U.S. President Barack Obama, July 21, 2014 On July ...

Illinois Employers Should Not Be Fooled by the  “Two-Weeks’ Notice Myth”

Illinois Employers Should Not Be Fooled by the “Two-Weeks’ Notice Myth”

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. ...

DART hits a natural gas bullseye!

DART hits a natural gas bullseye!

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has made the move to CNG fueled transit buses.  A bold move helped in part by the public private partnership with Clean Energy Fuels that built the ...

Asian Carp & Colbert Comments on HTF

Asian Carp & Colbert Comments on HTF

Earlier this week the Infrastructure Council was quoted in the Detroit Free Press about Asian Carp. The carp has reached status akin to that of the Jelly of the Month Club and is o ...

“Ban the Box” Comes to Illinois: Employers Must Now Revise Hiring Practices and Employment Applications

“Ban the Box” Comes to Illinois: Employers Must Now Revise Hiring Practices and Employment Applications

By Jeffrey A. Risch and John J. Lynch – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com   The Illinois “Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act” has been approved by the Illinois legisl ...