SmithAmundsen LLC

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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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Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Illinois
  • Indiana
  • Missouri
  • Wisconsin
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

2018 Immigration Updates

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Renewals Resume As of January 13, 2018, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has announced that, due to pending litigation and a federal court order, it is…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Immigration Law

Federal Court Strikes Down Certain EEOC Wellness Program Regulations, Effective January 1, 2019

In a recent decision with a nation-wide effect, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia struck down certain provisions of the EEOC’s Wellness Program regulations. As we have previously discussed, workplace…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Illinois Limited Liability Company Fees Slashed! “The Time Could Not Be Better To Form An LLC In Illinois”

Whether you own real estate as investment property, own a small business, or are a real estate agent contemplating the tax benefits and asset protection afforded by organizing your own limited liability company, the time could…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts

DOL Says Goodbye To Six-Factor Unpaid Internship Test

On Friday, the Department of Labor abandoned its six-part test for determining whether an intern must be paid, and replaced with the more employer-friendly “primary beneficiary test.” This announcement came less than a month…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Apparent Agency Does Not Extend Beyond The Four Walls Of A Hospital: Yarbrough V. Northwestern Memorial Hospital Reversed

In a sharply divided opinion, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the holding of the Illinois First District Appellate Court that a hospital can be vicariously liable under the doctrine of apparent authority (a/k/a apparent…more
 /  Health

The Impact Of Local Minimum Wage And Paid Sick Leave Ordinances On The Transportation Industry

Over the past few years, cities, counties and local municipalities have been enacting laws and ordinances increasing the minimum wage and requiring paid sick leave for employees. While there have been growing pains with how…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Sign On The Dotted Line: New Cook County HIPAA Order Requires Patient Signature

A recent decision by the Circuit Court of Cook County -- Marc Shull v. Eric Ellis -- has terminated the entry of “routine” HIPAA protective orders for purposes of litigation and the release of medical records. Prior to this…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Tax Bill Cuts Deduction For Confidential Sexual Harassment & Abuse Settlements

On December 22, 2017, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was signed into law as P.L. 115-97. Hidden about halfway into the law, in Section 13307, is an amendment to the tax code on itemized deductions for individuals and corporations…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

IRS Gives Employers A Welcome Christmas Gift

On December 22, 2017, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) announced a 30-day extension of the deadlines for certain information reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In IRS Notice 2018-06, the agency…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Dust Off Those Handbooks: NLRB Restores Sanity To Employment Policies

Thirteen years ago the National Labor Relations Board issued its decision in Lutheran Heritage Village-Livonia, 343 NLRB 646, which held that facially neutral work rules violated the National Labor Relations Act if employees…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

2017 Ending With A Bang: Obama Era NLRB “Micro Unit” Ruling Reversed

2017 is coming to an end, and with somewhat of a Bang! for labor relations moving forward under Trump’s NLRB. In a matter involving PCC Structurals, Inc. and the Intern’l Assoc. of Machinists & Aerospace Workers (19-RC-202188),…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Did Your Investigation Push The Envelope Or The Self-Destruct Button?

Accusations, particularly of sexual harassment, are the news of the day. But a business can face a wide range of accusations any given day, such as the customer who “slips” in the parking lot, or another business which claims…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Patents - The Multifunction IP Pocket Tools For Your Business

Business leaders curious about leveraging an intellectual property (IP) portfolio may think of patents as merely a single-purpose tool: a sword to keep others from using your patented idea. In reality, patents are like a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Intellectual Property, Science, Computers, & Technology

Trying To Put A Finger On The New Frontier Of Privacy Compliance: Biometric Data

Unlike social security numbers or credit cards, you can’t change your retina or fingerprint. Perhaps for that simple reason, biometric data may be the new black in terms of security and employment procedures for companies of all…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

ACA Employer Mandate Penalty Letters Coming Before Year-End!

With only 30-days to respond, employers should be watching their mail for Affordable Care Act (ACA) employer mandate penalty letters (IRS Letter 226J), coming before the end of 2017. Recent updates to the “Questions and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Taxation
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