U.S. DOL PUBLISHES FINAL OVERTIME RULE

U.S. DOL PUBLISHES FINAL OVERTIME RULE

By Jeff Risch and Sara Zorich – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com On May 18, 2016 the US Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued its long awaited final rule increasing the minimum sal ...

Supreme Court Rules Improper Motive Good Enough for First Amendment Violation

Supreme Court Rules Improper Motive Good Enough for First Amendment Violation

By Carlos Arévalo -  SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com “The First Amendment generally prohibits government officials from dismissing or demoting an employee because of the employ ...

The Waiting Begins: Will Your H-1B Case Be Selected in the Lottery This Year?

The Waiting Begins: Will Your H-1B Case Be Selected in the Lottery This Year?

By Jacqueline Lentini McCullough – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced on April 7, 2016, that it received significantly ...

What Should a Company Do if it is Hit with an IRS SS-8 Request?

What Should a Company Do if it is Hit with an IRS SS-8 Request?

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 ...

DOL Issues Controversial Union Persuader Rule Impacting Reporting Requirements for Companies and Their Attorneys

DOL Issues Controversial Union Persuader Rule Impacting Reporting Requirements for Companies and Their Attorneys

By Michael Wong - SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com The U.S. Department of Labor has issued the “Persuader Rule” which has been hotly debated and protested by employers and attor ...

New EEOC Lawsuits Are A Reminder To Ensure Anti-Discrimination Policies Apply To Sexual Orientation

New EEOC Lawsuits Are A Reminder To Ensure Anti-Discrimination Policies Apply To Sexual Orientation

By Steven Jados – SmithAmundsen – www.salawus.com On March 1, 2016, the EEOC announced that it had filed its first two sex discrimination lawsuits based on sexual orientation.  One ...

Special Group Release Agreements May Be Needed for Employees 40 Years of Age Or Older!

Special Group Release Agreements May Be Needed for Employees 40 Years of Age Or Older!

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 ...