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Matt Johnson Presents Webinar to Healthcare Delivery System: “Physician-Nurse Communication: Seven Ways to Avoid the Pitfalls”

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Matthew L. Johnson, recently presented a webinar to approximately 100 health care providers at a J&B client health care delivery system on the topic of physician-nurse communication, and ways in which provider nurses and physicians can communicate in an effective verbal and written fashion as circumstances dictate.  The contemporaneous documentation of   Continue Reading »

Shana J. Scheid Obtains Dismissal of Product Liability Lawsuit Seeking Substantial Damages for Crushed Hand Injury

In a case that reinforces the necessity of properly structuring an acquisition transaction to avoid also taking on unknown, and certainly unwanted, legacy liabilities, Johnson & Bell Attorney, Shana J. Scheid, successfully obtained dismissal of a product liability lawsuit seeking catastrophic damages.  In this LaSalle County case, the plaintiff allegedly suffered a crushed hand injury   Continue Reading »

Marconi, Thomas Secure Dismissal with Prejudice of Multi-Million Dollar Malpractice Lawsuit Against Matrimonial Law Firm

Johnson & Bell Shareholder, Joseph R. Marconi, and Associate, LeighAnn M. Thomas, secured dismissal with prejudice for their matrimonial law firm client in a heated dispute with a former client.  In this dispute, the matrimonial law firm represented a client in a highly litigious divorce action in Kane County and through its appeal.  Thereafter, the   Continue Reading »

Belongia, Jalalpour Resolve Complex UCC Dispute Enabling Client to Recover $100K from a National Bank

Johnson & Bell Shareholders, Mark D. Belongia and Ramses Jalalpour, successfully resolved a dispute between their client, an emergency railroad service company, and one of its vendors. In this matter, the client sent a check to its vendor for more than $100,000.  The check was stolen before it reached the vendor and then deposited into   Continue Reading »

DOL Announces Withdrawal of “Independent Contractor Rule”

On May 5th, 2021, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the withdrawal of the Trump Administration’s “Independent Contractor Rule.” According to the DOL, the rule was withdrawn to strengthen the minimum wage and overtime compensation protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). This withdrawal goes into effect on May 6th, 2021. The rule   Continue Reading »

Genevieve LeFevour Discusses the Usage of Body Cams in the Private Security Setting

On April 27, 2021, Genevieve M. LeFevour gave a presentation to the National Association of Security Companies (NASCO) and its members on “The Implications of Using Body Cams in the Private Security Setting.” NASCO is the nation’s largest contract security association, representing private security companies that employ more than 500,000 of the nation’s most highly   Continue Reading »

DOL Delays Portions of 2020 Tip Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor issued a final rule delaying portions of the 2020 Tip final rule until December 31, 2021. The remainder of the 2020 Tip final rule will become effective April 30, 2021, including rules that address: A prohibition on employers, including supervisors and managers, keeping tips received by workers, regardless of whether   Continue Reading »

City Council Passes Vaccine Anti-Retaliation Ordinance

The Office of Labor Standards announced that the City Council has passed the Vaccine Anti-Retaliation Ordinance. The Ordinance grants several protections to Chicago workers and independent contractors that will make it easier to get the COVID-19 vaccine. To read the full Ordinance, click here. If you have any questions about this Ordinance, please reach out   Continue Reading »

Cook County to Resume Jury Trials in May

On March 23rd, 2021, the Presiding Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County, Honorable James P. Flannery, Jr. signed an Amendment to Section 1.3 of General Administrative Order 2020-07. The Amendment states that jury trials will resume on May 3rd, 2021 at the discretion of the Presiding Judge of the Law Division. The trial   Continue Reading »

PPP Extension Act Extends Application Deadline to May 31

President Biden has signed into effect the PPP Extension Act of 2021. This new Act extends the deadline to file the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application from March 31, 2021 to May 31, 2021. The extension also gives the Small Business Administration (SBA) an additional 30 days, through June 30, 2021, to complete its processing   Continue Reading »
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