Business Realities Under the Halted DOL Final Overtime Rule

Business Realities Under the Halted DOL Final Overtime Rule

By Carlos Arévalo and Noah A. Frank – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com As we previously reported, last week on 11/22/2016, US District Judge Amos Mazzant blocked the 12/1/2016 i ...

Blocked! U.S. Federal Judge Issues a Preliminary Injunction on the New Wage and Hour Regulations

Blocked! U.S. Federal Judge Issues a Preliminary Injunction on the New Wage and Hour Regulations

By Sean Darke, Shareholder, Wessels Sherman U.S. Federal District Judge Amos Mazzant granted a preliminary injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor’s new salary threshold r ...

BREAKING NEWS: Persuade Rule Is Unlawful Federal Judge Concludes

BREAKING NEWS: Persuade Rule Is Unlawful Federal Judge Concludes

By Suzanne Newcomb – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com A Texas federal judge today, November 16, 2016, struck down the U.S. Department of Labor’s controversial “Persuader Rule” f ...

Why it is So Important to Train all managers and supervisors to identify harassment

Why it is So Important to Train all managers and supervisors to identify harassment

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 ...

Politics & Election Law in the Workplace: “Are you seriously voting for that candidate?!”

Politics & Election Law in the Workplace: “Are you seriously voting for that candidate?!”

Contributed by Noah A. Frank and Allison Sues – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com With the 2016 general election heating up, discussions about politics and candidates will inevit ...

Paid Sick Leave Requirements Expand to Cook County Suburbs

Paid Sick Leave Requirements Expand to Cook County Suburbs

Contributed by Beverly Alfon – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com Last week, the Cook County Board passed a paid sick leave ordinance that requires most employers in Cook County t ...

EEOC Offers Guidance on Protected Activity Preceding Retaliation Claims

EEOC Offers Guidance on Protected Activity Preceding Retaliation Claims

By Allison Sues – SmithAmundsen – www.salawus.com Last month, the EEOC issued its Enforcement Guidance on Retaliation and Related Issues.  Having last issued guidance on retaliatio ...