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HesseMartone Provides Sexual Harassment Training for SIBA

HesseMartone will be offering a new Sexual Harassment training on Tuesday, January 21, 2020. Sponsored by the Southern Illinois Builders Association and Southern Illinois Construction Advancement Program, this certificate program will cover the new Illinois legislation effective January 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020. This certificate program will be in compliance with the new training […]

HesseMartone Works with IRTBA

The Illinois Human Rights Act has been amended with new requirements going into effect on January 1, 2020 and July 1, 2020. These requirements include new guidelines for sexual harassment prevention training and reporting to the Illinois Department of Human Rights. Andy Martone and Morgan Taylor of HesseMartone outline these new requirements in their article […]

An Employer’s Guide to Illinois Cannabis Regulation — A workable (and legitimate) definition of “impairment”

The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“Cannabis Act”) protects an employer who acts reasonably based on a “good faith belief” than an employee was “impaired by or under the influence of cannabis”. This makes it important to define and explain “impairment” and being “under the influence”. The Cannabis Act itself provides some help, requiring […]

An Employer’s Guide to Illinois Cannabis Regulation– Not so Fast! “Zero Tolerance”​ may not mean zero tolerance.

As of January 1, Illinois employers have to deal with recreational cannabis, whether they like it or not. While Illinois has been a relatively lax medical cannabis state for years, legalizing cannabis for recreational usage places it under the protection of the Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act, which makes it illegal for […]

HesseMartone Welcomes Tim O’Grady to the Firm

HesseMartone is excited to announce that Tim O’Grady has joined the firm as an Attorney. Prior to joining HesseMartone, Tim has represented employers in race, gender, age, and disability claims. He has represented construction companies in numerous contractual disputes in court, and he has advised construction companies concerning legal issues for Missouri, Illinois, and Federal […]

Abby Schwab Coordinates Gifts for Families in Need

The United Way’s “100 Neediest Cases” campaign has helped thousands of families and individuals during the holiday season for generations.  Each year, 100 cases are selected from a list of thousands provided by more than 60 social service agencies throughout the St. Louis region.  Abby Schwab, a HesseMartone attorney, coordinated this year’s “adoption” of three […]

Congratulations to Mike Schmitt!

Mike Schmitt, a Senior Attorney at our firm, has taken a position as in-house counsel in Melbourne, Florida. Mike is a graduate of Washington University School of Law, and he was an Associate with HesseMartone until 2010 when he left to practice labor and employment law in Las Vegas, Nevada and then Indianapolis, Indiana. In […]

Little Wishes are a Big Priority

Of the infinite number of charitable causes to support, HesseMartone finds special importance in Little Wishes. The Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition’s Little Wishes program gives foster children in the metropolitan St. Louis region the opportunity to ask for a special gift or experience. Last year alone, donors granted more than 3,700 Wishes – enabling […]

Day One of 113th Annual Convention Adjourns in Hospitality Room

The AGC’s Annual Conference is a two-day convention is held at the Crowne Plaza in Springfield, Illinois, and features a full itinerary including a trade show expo along with discussions on industry affairs. Day one highlights include the associate/affiliate member expo, a safety seminar,  a governmental affairs seminar, and the Education Foundation Live Auction. The […]

Bunker Hill, Illinois Selects HesseMartone for Representation

The city of Bunker Hill in Illinois has selected Rick Stewart, Managing Principal of HM’s Springfield, Illinois Office, to represent its contract negotiations. Rick has more than fifteen years’ experience handling contract negotiations and labor issues in the public sector in Illinois, Missouri, and New York and has developed a reputation throughout Illinois for excellence […]