SmithAmundsen LLC

150 North Michigan Avenue
Suite 3300
Chicago, IL 60601, United States
Phone: 312.894.3200
Fax: 312.894.3210
Areas of Practice
  • Appellate Practice
  • Bankruptcy
  • Class Action
  • Commercial Law & Contracts
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Finance & Banking
  • Health
  • Insurance
  • Intellectual Property
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Privacy
  • Products Liability
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Real Estate
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
  • Securities Law
  • Taxation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Wills, Trusts, & Estate Planning
  • Worker’s Compensation
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Other U.S. Locations
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Responding To Violence In the Workplace – A “Catch 22” For Employers

The recent instances of violence in the workplace remind us of the complex task facing employers. Employers must maintain a safe work environment for employees while operating within the parameters of the many federal and state…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FMCSA Withdraws Proposed Sleep Apnea Rulemaking

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) and the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) have withdrawn the proposed rulemaking aimed at identifying and treating obstructive sleep apnea in workers in safety…more
 /  Transportation

OSHA Charges Ahead With Electronic Report Rule

On June 27, 2017, OSHA issued a press release announcing that it would be delaying the compliance date for its Rule requiring most employers to electronically submit their injury and illness data to OSHA. The press release…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

When All Else Fails, Try A Collateral Agent

So, you are one of several creditors of a borrower and each creditor has a security interest in all assets of the business. Or perhaps you and another creditor have competing liens on inventory of a borrower. In these and other…more
 /  Finance & Banking

Employer May Be Held Liable For Employing Murderer!

Claims of negligent hiring, training, and retention is alive and well. Employers must be prepared to investigate, and fully remediate supervisors’ misconduct. Recently, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (Illinois,…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Three Needless Deaths: Recognize Confined Space Dangers On Your Job Sites

On July 14, 2017, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration cited a contractor for 10 serious violations after the deaths of three workers who succumbed to toxic gases in a manhole on January…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Seventh Circuit Upholds Wisconsin’s Right-To-Work Law

On July 12, 2017, a three judge panel in the seventh circuit unanimously affirmed District Judge J.P. Stadtmueller’s ruling dismissing a lawsuit filed by two International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE) locals that…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

USCIS Releases New Form I-9

On July 17, 2017, the United States Citizen and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced the release of a new version of the Form I-9, version 07/17/17 N. This new version of the Form I-9 does not have sweeping substantive…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

An Employer’s Guide On Service Animals And The ADA

Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) it is unlawful for an employer to discriminate against a qualified individual on the basis of disability, and this includes not making reasonable accommodations to the known…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Seventh Circuit Opinion Clarifies What Language Is Necessary For Collective Bargaining Agreements To Require Arbitration Of Statutory Claims

The seventh circuit recently clarified under what circumstance a collective bargaining agreement may restrict an employee’s access to a judicial forum for purposes of resolving statutory claims. In Vega v. New Forest Home…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Paid Sick Leave: Cook County FAQs And Final Rules For Chicago

As part of what is certain to be an evolving area of the law, the Staff of the Cook County Commission on Human Rights has issued a set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) related to the new Cook County Earned Sick Leave…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Governor Signs Important Changes To The Missouri Human Rights Act Into Law

Missouri Governor Eric Greitens recently signed into law changes to the Missouri Human Rights Act (MHRA), bringing it in line with federal employment law standards. The changes take effect August 28, 2017. The most…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Trademark Act Offends Free Speech

The Supreme Court ruled that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) may not deny registration of trademarks on the basis that they are offensive or hateful. As previously discussed, in In re Simon Shiao Tam,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property

DOL Reinstates Wage And Hour Division Opinion Letter Process

On June 27, 2017, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it is reinstating the DOL’s Wage and Hour Division opinion letter process, which was in existence for more than 70 years prior to a change in procedure…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Delays Electronic Report Rule

This morning OSHA issued a press release announcing that it would be delaying the compliance date for its rule requiring most employers to electronically submit their injury and illness data to OSHA. The press release proposes…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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