NLRB Rules that Graduate Assistants at Private Universities May Unionize

NLRB Rules that Graduate Assistants at Private Universities May Unionize

By Julie Proscia – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com On August 23, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board issued a 3-1 decision ruling that graduate students, who work as teach ...

Penalty for Failure to File Form 5500 Almost Doubles

Penalty for Failure to File Form 5500 Almost Doubles

By Kelly Haab-Tallitsch – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com   On July 1, 2016, the DOL issued an interim final rule that significantly increases the penalty amounts that may ...

Child Bereavement Act Signed

Child Bereavement Act Signed

By Nick Kourvetaris – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com   On Friday, July 29, 2016, Governor Rauner approved Public Act 99-0703, the Child Bereavement Leave Act (likely to b ...

IDES Audits of Illinois Trucking Companies:  Issues to Consider

IDES Audits of Illinois Trucking Companies: Issues to Consider

By Nancy E. Joerg, Esq., Senior Attorney and Shareholder, Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C., St. Charles, Illinois, (630) 377-1554, najoerg@wesselssherman.com, www ...

Before you Fire An Employee, Read This!

Before you Fire An Employee, Read This!

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 ...

POST-ACCIDENT DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING:  A VIOLATION OF OSHA???

POST-ACCIDENT DRUG & ALCOHOL TESTING: A VIOLATION OF OSHA???

Contributed by Jonathon Hoag – SmithAmundsen LLC – www.salawus.com   As we previously reported, the August 10, 2016 effective date for OSHA’s final electronic reporting rule i ...

NEW PROTECTION FOR YOUR TRADE SECRETS UNDER THE NEW FEDERAL “DEFEND TRADE SECRETS ACT”

NEW PROTECTION FOR YOUR TRADE SECRETS UNDER THE NEW FEDERAL “DEFEND TRADE SECRETS ACT”

Businesses often do not think about their trade secrets until an employee leaves and takes that information with them. Oftentimes, those employers, now faced with a dishonest emplo ...