Biden Administration Announces Covid-19 Vaccine Mandates

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Prairie Farms/Smith – Arbitration Award Win!

Here’s a shout out to Matt Robinson — kudos on a big arbitration win for Prairie Farms! Click here for copy of the full opinion.

Andy Martone: American Lawyer Recognition ( Top Rated Labor & Employment Attorneys)

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The impact of the PRO Act on Construction Employers

When President Biden was on the campaign trail, he promised that he would be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” He was not kidding.

The PRO Act has passed the House.

While it is still too early to tell if the PRO Act will make it through the Senate – and, if it does, what changes will be made, with a staunchly pro-union President in the White House, labor and employment laws affecting construction employers are likely to change, possibly radically.  Click here for full article.

HesseMartone included in 2021 Best Lawyers Ranking

Hesse Martone, P.C. is recognized by Best Lawyers as an outstanding law firm. Best Lawyers is a peer reviewed publication that recognizes leading law firms based on confidential evaluations by professional peers. Our Firm is proud to be recognized for Employment Law Management, Labor Law Management, and Litigation for Labor and Employment.

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Andy Martone, President and CEO of HesseMartone, named one of America’s Top 100 Bet-the-Company Litigators for 2020

The publication honors high-stakes business litigators. Fewer than half a percent of active attorneys in the US receive this honor.

Candidates for this recognition must have litigated a matter with the fate of a business worth a minimum of $2,000,000 at stake. The lawyers are further screened based on professional experience, litigation experience, significant business litigation case results, peer reputation, and community impact.

Andy and the HesseMartone team are proud and grateful to be recognized for their efforts.

HesseMartone Sponsors 2020 Shooting Event by SIBA and AGCI

HesseMartone is proud to support the annual Shooting Event held by The Southern Illinois Builders Association (SIBA) and Associated General Contractors of Illinois (AGCI). Four-man teams will compete in a sporting clay competition at the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Illinois on September 24th.

Proceeds from these events are distributed to education funds and charities. Due to the restrictions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, limited events are being held this year. HesseMartone invites you to support SIBA and ACGI in these important fundraising events.

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Andy Martone included in the 2021 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for Employment Law

For the 12th consecutive year, Best Lawyers recognizes Andy Martone as an outstanding labor and employment attorney. Best Lawyers is a peer reviewed publication that recognizes leading lawyers based on confidential evaluations by professional peers. HesseMartone congratulates Andy for his repeated recognition in the field.

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HesseMartone ranked in The Top 50 Construction Law Firms

Construction Executive (CE) ranked the top construction law firms from across the U.S., naming HesseMartone in its top 50 ranking. HesseMartone is proud to be recognized as “an experienced legal ally” by CE, which is the official publication of Associated Builders and Contractors.

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Pension Fund Video Series on Central States’ withdrawal liability features Andy Martone

Indiana Contractors, Inc. hosted a series of interviews with Andy Martone addressing the Teamsters Central States Pension Fund and withdrawal liability.

In this YouTube video series, Andy and George Sheraw, Director of Labor Relations at ICI, discussed the situation surrounding the Central States Pension Fund and contractor withdrawal liability.

Part 1 of the Series
Andy and George touch on 5 options for employers to consider with the impending insolvency of Central States pension fund.

Part 2 of the Series
Andy dives into the risks and rewards of employer options for the impending pension fund insolvency.

Part 3 of the Series
The topics of mass withdrawal and construction industry exemption are covered by Andy and George.

Part 4 of the Series
Myths are dispelled and triggers are explained regarding partial withdrawal liabilities, fund insolvency, and excise taxes

Part 5 of the Series
Teamsters local withdrawal liability and bankruptcy are discussed by Andy and George, and they open the floor for contractors to ask questions for a bonus episode.