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 ...

New Case Underscores Need for Employers to Act Promptly To Enforce Restrictive Covenants

New Case Underscores Need for Employers to Act Promptly To Enforce Restrictive Covenants

By Jeff Glass – SmithAmundsen- www.salawus.com Readers of this blog know that we counsel our employer clients to immediately investigate the facts as soon as an employee who is sub ...

Chicago Police to Pay $3.1 Million to Settle Hiring Bias Claim Brought by Department of Justice Based on Applicant Background Check Requirements

Chicago Police to Pay $3.1 Million to Settle Hiring Bias Claim Brought by Department of Justice Based on Applicant Background Check Requirements

By Jamie Kauther – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com Unless you’ve been avoiding the national news the last several months, you already know the Chicago Police Department (CPD) h ...