BREAKING NEWS: Penalties Doubled for Affordable Care Act Reporting Noncompliance

BREAKING NEWS: Penalties Doubled for Affordable Care Act Reporting Noncompliance

By Kelly Haab-Tallitsch- SmithAmundsen LLC- www.salawus.com The Trade Preferences Extension Act of 2015 (“Trade Bill”), signed into law by President Obama on June 29, significantly ...

Use Independent Contractors?  DOL Says Almost Everyone Is An Employee Under the FLSA

Use Independent Contractors? DOL Says Almost Everyone Is An Employee Under the FLSA

By: Steven Jados – SmithAmundsen LLC- www.salawus.com On July 15, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an Administrator’s Interpretation addressing the distinction betwe ...

BREAKING NEWS: The Ongoing Debate About Adequate Consideration in Non-Competition and Other Restrictive Covenants

BREAKING NEWS: The Ongoing Debate About Adequate Consideration in Non-Competition and Other Restrictive Covenants

By Carlos Arévalo- SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com In late June, the appellate court for the first district reiterated that employment lasting less than two years is inadequate ...

BREAKING NEWS! NEW PROPOSED Overtime Rules are Released!

BREAKING NEWS! NEW PROPOSED Overtime Rules are Released!

By: Sean F. Darke, Esq. The Department of Labor has proposed Major Changes to the overtime requirements under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”). Just this morning, June 30, 201 ...

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Tax Credits

BREAKING NEWS: Supreme Court Upholds Affordable Care Act Tax Credits

By Kelly Haab-Tallitsch – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com In a major decision announced earlier today, the Supreme Court upheld the tax credits under the Affordable Care Act (A ...

Warning for Companies Regarding IRS Form SS-8 Request Letters!

Warning for Companies Regarding IRS Form SS-8 Request Letters!

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 ...

Key Strategy Issue that Illinois Employers Should Keep in Mind When  Protesting a Claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

Key Strategy Issue that Illinois Employers Should Keep in Mind When Protesting a Claim for Unemployment Insurance Benefits

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 ...