OSHA Inspection Guide: In Preparation for Increased OSHA Enforcement in 2015

OSHA Inspection Guide: In Preparation for Increased OSHA Enforcement in 2015

By Jonathon Hoag and Matthew Horn – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com Numerous employers can verify first hand that OSHA is actively fulfilling the promise it made a few years ag ...

Supreme Court Rules No Pay for Employees’ Time Waiting in Security Line

Supreme Court Rules No Pay for Employees’ Time Waiting in Security Line

By Sara Zorich – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com On December 9, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a victory for employers in Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk, ...

Newsflash: Chicago Minimum Wage Increasing to $13.00 per hour

Newsflash: Chicago Minimum Wage Increasing to $13.00 per hour

By Noah A. Frank – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com On December 2, 2014, the Chicago City Council approved The Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance (Chicago Municipal Code §1-24), inc ...

Holiday and Weather Closures – Do Employees Get Paid?

Holiday and Weather Closures – Do Employees Get Paid?

By Noah A. Frank – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com Every year at this time, employers ask us the same set of questions: Do we have to pay employees for holiday time off, or ove ...

Court Awards Against National Labor Relations Board for Improper Restriction Regarding E-Verify

Court Awards Against National Labor Relations Board for Improper Restriction Regarding E-Verify

By Michael Hughes and Sara Zorich – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com On October 30, 2014 in the case of Overstreet v. Farm Fresh Co. Target One LLC, No. 2:13-cv-02358, the Arizo ...

Up Up and Away the Minimum Wage Rate Goes?

Up Up and Away the Minimum Wage Rate Goes?

By Julie Proscia – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com On November 4, 2014, five states -- Illinois, Alaska, Arkansas, Nebraska, and South Dakota -- as well as a handful of cities ...

Does an Illinois Employer have to give Severance to a Departing Employee?

Does an Illinois Employer have to give Severance to a Departing Employee?

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 ...