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Joseph Spitzzeri and Genevieve LeFevour to Participate in Webinar on Drafting EEOC Position Statements

Johnson & Bell Shareholders Joseph F. Spitzzeri and Genevieve M. LeFevour will participate in C4CM’s webinar, “Drafting EEOC Position Statements: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Writing Position Statements that Withstand EEOC Scrutiny,” taking place on Monday, March 26. According to C4CM, EEOC charges have become a virtual constant for employment counsel and human resources. The manner   Continue Reading »

Jack E. Bentley

Jack E. Bentley concentrates his practice in general negligence, employment, products liability, medical malpractice, municipal and governmental tort liability. Mr. Bentley’s practice includes the defense of security consultants and loss prevention companies. Mr. Bentley’s first position out of law school was with the Reinsurance department at CNA, after which he spent four years as an   Continue Reading »

Marconi to Discuss Ethical and Risk Management Issues between Insurers and their Insureds

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Joseph R. Marconi will speak at the 2017 Continuing Education Program taking place on December 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Jersey City, New Jersey. Mr. Marconi will participate in “Walking The Line Without Stepping Off,” a panel discussion that examines conflicting, competing or joint interests that arise among insurers, reinsurers,   Continue Reading »

Post-Shooting Drug and Alcohol Testing Required for Cops

Law enforcement agencies are your post-shooting drug and alcohol testing programs in place? As of August 25, 2017, Illinois law enforcement agencies are required to adopt drug and alcohol testing policies for officer involved shootings. Specifically, 50 ILCS 727/1-25 provides an unfunded mandate requiring each agency to develop a written policy for any discharge of   Continue Reading »

Illinois Issues Ethics Opinion for In-House Corporate Counsel

Johnson & Bell Shareholder and General Counsel, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, provides his analysis of a new ethics opinion directed to in-house corporate counsel. In May 2017, the Illinois State Bar Association (“ISBA”) issued Ethics Opinion #17-05 relating to the ethical duties of in house corporate counsel. In essence, the opinion provides that an in-house corporate lawyer may   Continue Reading »

LeFevour Helps Hospital Negotiate Labor Contract with AFSCME

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Genevieve M. LeFevour, recently concluded multiple rounds of collective bargaining as a lead negotiator for her hospital client and reached a new multi-year labor contract agreement with the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).  AFSCME represented the hospital’s nursing employees. Related Items: Johnson & Bell Trio Helps Hospital   Continue Reading »

Johnson & Bell Trio Helps Hospital Succeed at Labor Arbitration

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, William K. McVisk and Genevieve M. LeFevour, and Johnson & Bell Associate Kevin A. Pacini successfully defended a hospital client in a labor arbitration proceeding alleging wrongful discharge.  The grievant, a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers, maintained he had been wrongfully discharged and that even if there were   Continue Reading »

Spitzzeri to Moderate July 28 Employment Roundtable Discussion

Johnson & Bell Shareholder Joseph F. Spitzzeri will moderate the roundtable session, “A Sierra Nevada Look into Recent Employment and Labor Law Developments,” during the ALFA International 2017 Labor & Employment Conference. Mr. Spitzzeri’s session will review recent developments in employment law and analyze how the change in philosophy in the executive branch might affect   Continue Reading »

Chris Carlos Discusses Impact of Marijuana Legalization on the Workplace

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Christopher J. Carlos, recently met with two companies to discuss the impact of marijuana legalization on the workplace. During a Joint Leadership Session conducted by both companies last week in Chicago, Chris facilitated a 90-minute discussion covering the dynamics of state marijuana legalization as it relates to Federal criminalization of marijuana   Continue Reading »

Spitzzeri to Discuss Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph F. Spitzzeri, will co-present the topic, Class Action Waivers in Arbitration Agreements – Are They Still Viable? at the ALFA International Labor and Employment practice group’s webinar on January 12, 2017. Mr. Spitzzeri will discuss the topic along with Courtney Nichols of Plunkett Cooney’s Labor and Employment Law practice group. This   Continue Reading »
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