Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Aug 25, 2016 in Employment Law
The Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 granted overtime wages for certain employees, yet many who may qualify have misconceptions about overtime. Below are five common misconceptions surrounding overtime, as well as the facts.
1. Those in Professional… Read More
Earlier this month, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) released a $5.4 billion budget similar to a deal previously rejected by the Chicago Teachers Union (CTU).
By issuing this budget, some say CPS assumes the CTU will accept contract terms comparable to those… Read More
In this month's installment of WCIU's popular "Case or No Case" television segment, Chicago personal injury attorney Lou Cairo discusses a range of current topics including a potential damages claim for users of talcum powder, a pedestrian that suffered… Read More
Two West Loop construction sites have neighboring residents concerned for their safety. On Saturday, Aug. 6, two separate car accidents occurred around the sites at the corner of Washington Boulevard and Carpenter Street, causing one injury.
A resident… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Aug 10, 2016 in Firm
Goldberg Weisman Cairo attorney Lawrence Ruder was a presenting speaker at the 2016 Trucking Seminar hosted by the Attorneys Information Exchange Group (AIEG) on Aug. 4 and 5.
The two-day event was hosted at The Drake Hotel Chicago and featured premier… Read More
The traditional workplace is shifting as more and more professionals choose to become independent contractors, working by the job or in a freelance capacity. While working as such does have its advantages, independent contracting typically disqualifies… Read More
As summer temperatures soar, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is reminding employers and workers of the dangers associated with working outdoors in hot temperatures.
Last year, the agency received more than 200 reports of worker… Read More
According to a report released by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NNCI), Illinois employers could see as much as a 12.9 percent cut in their insurance rates for 2017. That is the third largest suggested cut in the nation, which also totals… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Aug 01, 2016 in Truck Accidents
One person was killed in a fiery multi-vehicle collision on Monday July 25 on I-55, according to Illinois law enforcement.
The crash occurred just before 11 a.m. when a tractor trailer transporting 40,000 pounds of frozen meat rear ended a stopped pickup… Read More
The National Safety Council (“NSC”) conducted a survey of 2,000 employees across the United States regarding safety in the workplace. It found that one-third of those surveyed thought that their employer was more concerned about productivity than safety.
For… Read More