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Recently, a large contractor retained Rathje Woodward to file a complaint and seek a temporary restraining order following the resignation of a key employee who joined a competitor.
As summer approaches, recent changes to the tests as to whether Fair Labor Standards Act (wages/overtime) applies to interns are worth revisiting. The Department of Labor examines the “economic reality” of the relationship and who derives the primary benefit from that relationship to determine whether the intern should be paid as an employee.
The firm secured summary judgment worth over $2 million in Owners Ins. Co. v. Seamless Gutter Corp., an insurance coverage dispute pending in the Circuit Court of Cook County.
On March 7, 2019, The Department of Labor released its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that focuses on updating the minimum salary requirement for the FLSA white collar exemptions.
Rathje Woodward advises clients on a broad range of employment and labor matters, including compliance, policies and procedures, internal investigations, administrative proceedings, collective bargaining negotiations and disputes, union avoidance policies and litigation defense.
On April 12, 2019, Scott Pointner and James Arrigo, attorneys in Rathje Woodward’s condominium/homeowner association practice group, will be speakers at the Annual Legal Forum sponsored by the Community Association Institute (CAI) at the Abbington Banquet Hall in Wheaton, IL
Rathje Woodward LLC with Choose DuPage and Benedictine University’s Center for Values-Driven Leadership, launched a three-part series of interactive sessions for senior executives, designed to explore how leveraging positive, people-focused cultures enable financial and strategic success.
Rathje Woodward LLC is proud to announce that Super Lawyers has named attorney Douglas M. Poland to its list of outstanding Wisconsin lawyers for 2018. The rating service Super Lawyers releases an annual list of Super Lawyers for each state, based on independent research and evaluation by a peer panel.
Rathje Woodward LLC is proud to announce that Super Lawyers has named attorneys Timothy D. Elliott, Emily A. Shupe, and Scott E. Pointner to its lists of outstanding Illinois lawyers for 2019.
DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin announced plans to close DuPage County administrative offices on Wednesday, Jan. 30 2019 due to dangerously cold temperatures forecasted for the region.
The National Labor Relations Board made it easier, Friday, January 25, 2019, for companies to treat their workers as independent contractors excluded from federal labor protections.
The Illinois House of Representatives and Illinois Senate voted to override Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of proposed changes to the Illinois Equal Pay Act.