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Whiteside County, IL Selects HesseMartone as Special Labor Counsel

Whiteside County, Illinois selected HesseMartone as special labor counsel to handle their labor matters covering multiple collective bargaining agreements. Rick Stewart, Managing Principal of HM’s Springfield, Illinois Office, will serve primary outside labor counsel.

You can learn more about Rick here or see him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Fayette County, IL Selects HesseMartone as Special Labor Counsel

Fayette County, Illinois selected HesseMartone as special labor counsel to handle their labor matters covering multiple collective bargaining agreements with the Illinois Fraternal Order of and the Laborers. Rick Stewart, Managing Principal of HM’s Springfield, Illinois Office, will serve primary outside labor counsel.

You can learn more about Rick here or see him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

City of Pittsfield, Illinois Selects HesseMartone as Labor Counsel

The City of Pittsfield, Illinois recently selected HesseMartone as its special labor counsel. The City of Pittsfield will be represented in these matters by Rick Stewart, Managing Principal of HM’s Springfield, Illinois Office.

You can learn more about Rick here or see him on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Martone Named to St. Louis’s Best Lawyers 2018

HesseMartone congratulates Andrew Martone, its Chair and CEO, for his recognition in St. Louis’s Best Lawyers of 2018. Best Lawyers designations are granted to attorneys by their peers. A nominated attorney must have enough peer votes to be included in the designation. Attorneys must both be nominated by a peer and reviewed by peers.

Andy has been recognized for his labor and employment – management law practice. For more information about the recognition, please see www.bestlawyers.com.

Andy Martone Presents to St. Louis Chapter of National Academy of Arbitrators

On Friday, October 13, 2017, HesseMartone President and Chief Executive Officer Andy Martone presented an “Employer’s Right to Discipline for Off-Duty Misconduct,” to the St. Louis Chapter of the National Academy of Arbitrators’ monthly meeting today. The National Academy of Arbitrators meets monthly to train and network with regional arbitrators. If you would like a copy of Andy’s presentation, please email jeanettereece@hessemartone.com.

HesseMartone Celebrates Stray Dog Theatre’s 10th Anniversary

HesseMartone is proud of its tradition of supporting the arts in St. Louis. Last month, HM sponsored Stray Dog Theatre’s Stray Dog Soiree, in celebration of the theater’s 10th anniversary. HM is proud to support Stray Dog’s mission and dedication to St. Louis theater and community service.  HM attorneys Heather Siddle, Willie McGarry and Joseph Riegerix support the theater’s recent soiree below. For more information about Stray Dog Theatre, please visit their website at www.straydogtheater.org.

 

HesseMartone Sponsors Urban Harvest’s Raise the Roof Fundraiser

HesseMartone and our employees have a long history of supporting St. Louis community organizations. We are particularly proud to support Urban Harvest STL, which grows food for people who need it most in our communities. HesseMartone’s legal assistant, Candace Lawber, serves as Urban Harvest’s Community Garden Leader.

Urban Harvest has developed the food access cluster partnership, creating a closed-loop local food system that diverts from traditional means of production and distribution. Through this collaboration, the majority of food grown on Urban Harvest’s urban farms goes to people without access to quality food living in nearby food deserts in St Louis. For more information, please visit Urban Harvest’s website at www.urbanharveststl.org.

Martone Again Selected for Best Lawyers

Andy Martone of HesseMartone has again been selected as one of the Best Lawyers in America for his work in:

  • Employment Law – Management
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Litigation – Labor and Employment

Andy has been repeatedly selected for this honor and will also appear in the 2018 edition of St. Louis’s Best Lawyers.

Andy Martone to Attend AGCI Question and Answer Meeting

AGC of Illinois is hosting a newly negotiated Teamsters Statewide collective bargaining “A” and “B” agreements explanation meeting. Companies that are signatory to the previous Statewide agreement and are making pension contributions to the Teamsters Central States Southeast and Southwest Areas Pension Fund are encouraged to attend this meeting. Andy Martone will be attending the meeting to answer any contract questions you may have. The meeting has been scheduled for July 19th at 10:00 a.m. at the AGCI office in Springfield.

If you have any questions please contact Frank Kazenske at fkazenske@agcil.org or Justin Lefever at jlefever@agcil.org.

 

HM Client Hiland Dairy Prevails before 8th Circuit Court of Appeals

HesseMartone congratulates Principal Attorney Matt Robinson on his successful defense of Hiland Dairy at the United States Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit.  Hiland Dairy had faced allegations of violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Nebraska Fair Employment Practices Act from two former maintenance employees who worked in their Nebraska dairies. The U.S. District Court granted Hiland Dairy’s summary judgment motion and it was subsequently upheld in the U.S. Court of Appeals. The ruling can be viewed in its entirety here.