Although construction sites are a naturally dangerous place to work, employers are legally obligated to provide construction workers with reasonably safe worksites. Certain construction worker rights are granted by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration… Read More
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the use of power morcellators has decreased dramatically since 2014 when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning that the devices could spread cancer.
Power… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Sep 19, 2016 in Auto Accidents
On Tuesday Sept. 13, an SUV slammed into the porch of a Gresham neighborhood home on Chicago’s South Side, injuring seven and leaving a young girl in critical condition.
The driver of a Nissan Pathfinder driving through the area hit two vehicles before… Read More
A Joliet construction contractor, P.T. Ferro, was recently cited by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for exposing employees to unsafe trench working conditions. This is the seventh time the company has been cited by OSHA for similar… Read More
The Chicago Teachers Union (CTU) has approved a second strike authorization vote, which will run from Sept. 21st to Sept. 23rd.
This action came as union members began their first week of the academic year for Chicago Public Schools. By repeating the… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Sep 08, 2016 in Wrongful Death
New estimates from the National Safety Council show a 24 percent rise in traffic fatalities in Illinois in recent years. The state ranks sixth for the largest increase in fatalities since 2014.
In 2015, there was an eight percent increase in traffic… Read More
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Weisman Cairo on Sep 01, 2016 in Employment Law
Wage theft is a very real problem for a number of workers across the country. Not getting paid for the exact number of hours worked in a week is both frustrating and illegal.
Most common among service industry and shift workers, wage theft refers to… Read More
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