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Five Overtime Misconceptions That Could Cost You

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

CPS Releases $5.4 Billion Budget Similar to One Already Rejected by CTU

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

Case or No Case August 2016

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

Residents’ Safety Concerns Grow Following 2nd Construction Site Accident

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

Lawrence Ruder Speaks at 2016 Trucking Seminar

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

What to Do If You Are Injured as an Independent Contractor

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

OSHA Warns of Heat Dangers for Workers

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

Illinois Workers’ Compensation Rates to Decrease in 2017

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

One Killed in Fiery Crash that Shut Down I-55

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

Employees Think Employers Care More About Productivity Than Safety

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