HesseMartone Passes Half Million Dollar Mark for Charitable Contributions

Since our founding, we have always believed in giving back to the community. HesseMartone is proud to report that in 2016, we passed the half a million dollar mark for charitable contributions, donating more than $520,000 to various charities including:

100 Neediest Cases The ABC Greater IL Chapter
AGC of Illinois AGC of Missouri
AGCI Education Foundation ALS Association
Alzheimer’s Association American Bar Foundation
American Cancer Society American Heart Association
American Tapestry Alliance M.D. Anderson Cancer Center
Apex Martial Arts Apex Response Training
Apex Training Center Applied Combatives Group
Anthony Armstrong Foundation Arts & Education Council
Asthma & Allergy Foundation BAMSL Corporate Counsel Institute
Backstoppers Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri
Biggs Ballman Memorial Fund The Belle Center
Belle-Clair Soccer League The Black Rep
Blessed Sacrament School Block Yeshiva High School
Bold Family Fund Bost for Congress
The Bridge (Bridge Bread) John Burroughs School
Career Development Center Catholic Charities Archdiocese of St. Louis
Central Institute for the Deaf Children’s Center for Behavioral Development
Citizens for Carl Bearden City of Brentwood
City of Crestwood Children’s Miracle Network
Colon Cancer Alliance Committee to Elect Tim Schoemehl
Community Cancer Center Community Walks
Lt. Robert Cooney Family Benefit Fund Crossroads School
Cub Scout Pack 31 Cub Scout Pack 804
Cystic Fibrosis Dance Arts of St. Louis
Dragon Blossom Society The 1140 Fund
The H.F. Epstein Hebrew Academy Zelda Epstein Day Care Center
FOP Lodge #125 Family Musical Theatre
Family Resource Center Five Star Industries, Inc.
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County, IL Gary Sinise Foundation
Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition (Little Wishes) Gateway Cultural Society
Grand Center Gala Great Rivers Environmental
Greater St. Louis CISM Greater St. Louis Golf Charities
Greenville Christian Academy Guns & Hoses
HBI PAC Habitat for Humanity
Kenneth Hall Regional Hospital Hazelwood PO Benevolent Association
Health Care Leadership Committee Heifer Project International
Honor Flight Hoogland Education Department
Hospice At Home Huangse’ Gebei Xi’tong
Human Development Corp. Human Service Center
Humane Society of Missouri Human Society of Southwest Missouri
IAFF 2nd District Outreach Fund Illinois Road & Transportation Builders Assn.
Illinois Sheriffs’ Association Independence Center
JDRF Jazz at the Bistro
Jewish Federation of St. Louis Join Hands, ESL
Stephanie Joseph LMS Fund Junior Achievement
Kansas City Police Foundation Kirk Day School
Krysilis, Inc. Ladies Auxiliary 2866
Lawrence/Crawford Association Lawyers Association of St. Louis
Legal Services of Eastern Missouri Lineback Children’s Education Fund
Long Term Care Ombudsman MS Corporate Achievers
MS Foundation Major Case Squad
Mary Beth’s Angels Foundation Joseph/Elsie McBride Charitable Foundation
McCarthy Charity Golf Mehlville Mothers Club
Mission St. Louis Missouri Botanical Garden
Missouri City Clerks & Finance Officers Missouri City/County Management Association
Missouri Collectors Association Missouri FOP Foundation
Missouri History Museum Missouri Kids Chance
Missouri Police Chiefs Charitable Foundation Missouri Press Foundation
Missouri Savings for Tuition Fund Missouri Special Olympics
Missouri Veterans Home Mitrata Nepal Foundation for Children
MO-FEAT Murphy Blair Senior Living
Muscular Dystrophy Association Music & Memory to End Alzheimers
National Children’s Cancer Society National MS Society
Navy SEAL Foundation Nazareth Living Center
New Haven Hebrew Day School Nine Dragon Academy
No Kid Hungry Northeastern State University Foundation
Mini O’Beirne Crisis Nursery Old Newsboys Fund
Operation Mend Program Oriental Martial Arts Society
Our Little Haven Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
Overland Police Department PHJC (Catherine’s Cottage)
Walter Payton High School Peace Lutheran Church
People for John Griesheimer Prairie State Generating Co. (toy/food drive)
Progressive Youth Connection Race for the Cure
Radiating Hope Ramsey Christian Church
Robert C. Reim, Sr. Memorial Foundation Rohan-Woods School
Sacred Heart-Griffin High School St. Agnes Home
St. Anthony’s Schools St. James the Greater Adopt-A-Student
St. John’s Hospice St. Joseph School–Zell (Ste. Genevieve, MO)
St. Joseph’s Altar Society St. Jude Hospital
St. Louis ARC St. Louis Altenheim
St. Louis Aquacenter, Inc. St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association
St. Louis Children’s Aquarium St. Louis Children’s Hospital
St. Louis College Prep St. Louis Crisis Nursery
St. Louis Police Foundation St. Louis Science Center
St. Louis Wing Chun St. Mary’s Hospital Health Foundation
The Salvation Army Scottsdale Miss Softball
Scottsdale Police Officers Association Shaare Zedek Music Fund
A Soldier’s Wish List Solomon Schechter Day School of St. Louis
South Side Day Nursery South Side Early Childhood Center
Southern Connecticut Hebrew Academy Southern Illinois Builders Association
Special Olympics Spina Bifida Association of Greater St. Louis
Stray Dog Theatre Stray Rescue of St. Louis
Support Dogs, Inc. Ralph Tatoian Memorial Foundation
Third Presbyterian Church Toads & Tiaras
Toledo Central Catholic High School Tomahawks
Tomchei Shabbos Tpheris Israel-Chevra
Trade Industries United Way of Greater St. Louis
University of Missouri Tiger Scholarship Fund Urban Harvest STL
Villa Duchesne/Oak Hill School Warrior Development
West County Wing Chun The Westport Chabad
Wikimedia Foundation Women’s Choice Center
World Aquarium of St. Louis World Bird Sanctuary
World Wildlife Fund Wounded Warrior Project
Wyman Center YMCA of Greater St. Louis
Young Israel of St. Louis Zen Buddhist Temple

Thank you to the entire HesseMartone Team (past and present) for making this possible.

Macoupin County, IL Selects Hesse|Martone as Special Labor Counsel

Macoupin County, Illinois selected Hesse|Martone as special labor counsel to handle their labor matters covering six collective bargaining agreements with , ASFCME, the Illinois Fraternal Order of Police Labor Council, the Policemens’ Benevolent Labor Committee, and the Teamsters. 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.


HesseMartone Congratulates Rich Perkins on his Retirement

HesseMartone is both excited and sad to announce the retirement of long-time employee, Rich Perkins. After more than 20 years in the business (the last 12 years with HesseMartone), Rich has decided to take down his law shingle and turn his attention to writing novels.

Andy Martone Presents to AGC of Missouri

On February 28, 2017, Andy Martone will speak before the Associated General Contractors of Missouri’s HR Forum Group in St. Louis, Missouri on the topic of “Changes in Missouri’s Labor Law”. You can find the AGC of Missouri online here.

Andy Martone Presents at AGC of Missouri Annual Convention

On February 22, 2017, HesseMartone Partner Andy Martone spoke before the Associated General Contractors of Missouri at the Annual Convention in Branson, Missouri. Andy spoke on various topics, including Missouri’s Right-to-Work law, state and federal prevailing wage updates and hot topics with regard to Pension Funds.

A copy of his presentation can be found here.

An Employers’ Quick Guide to a “Day Without Immigrants”

Workers advocacy groups have called for a national “Day Without Immigrants,” encouraging immigrant employees to skip their work day or walk out on their shifts as a broad-based protest to the Trump administration’s immigration policies. Advocacy groups supporting the walk out have encouraged employees to walk out on Friday, February 17. How should employers’ respond to unscheduled absent employees tomorrow?

It is important for employers to keep the National Labor Relations Act regulations at the forefront of their planning. If an employee’s absence is based on a broad based, governmental action, it is unlikely that the employee’s action is protected. If an employee’s absence is a protest of his/her specific working conditions and/or the business situation of the employee is largely dependent on employing immigrants in some way, then it would be more likely that the National Labor Relations Act would protect the employee’s actions. Overall, employers should carefully and consistently apply their attendance policies, with a careful eye on the NLRA protections offered employees. Union organized businesses should, as well, consult their collective bargaining agreements for no strike/no protest language that will guide actions. Finally, as this area is fact and situational specific, we encourage employers to discuss these labor questions with their labor relations/employment counsel. For more information or assistance with questions, please contact Ashlie Kuehn at

Andy Martone Presents at IRTBA Annual Convention

On February 14, 2017, HesseMartone Partner Andy Martone will speak before the IRTBA at their Annual Convention on various topics, including Illinois Prevailing Wage Survey Worker Update and withdrawal liability.

A copy of his presentation can be found here.

Missouri Gov. Greitens Signs Right-To-Work Into Law

Missouri Governor Greitens signed Missouri Senate Bill 19 into law today, making Missouri the 28th Right-To-Work state. The full legislation can be viewed here.

HesseMartone Goes Wonderful World of Disney for USO of Missouri

HesseMartone attorneys and staff attended EPIC’s Sixth Annual Disney-themed trivia night, benefitting the USO of Missouri. The USO strengthens America’s military service members by keeping them connected to family, home and country, throughout their service to the nation. HesseMartone has been proud to represent EPIC Systems, Inc. on its labor and employment legal needs since 2007.

The Firm’s table received the award for best dressed/decorated and tied for 5th place!

Will Buchanan Joins HM St. Louis Office