Abigail Cahak and Ronald J. Kramer have just put out an important Client Alert that provides an update and a link to the recent Illinois State Police Department guidance on signage required under the Firearm Concealed Carry Act.

The Department press release included a template of an approved sign for use on private property.  Consistent with that Act, the 4
Continue Reading Illinois State Police Release Sign Required to Prohibit Concealed Carry on Private Property

By Mark A. Lies II and Craig B. Simonsen

Illinois has just enacted the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, PA 98-63, July 9, 2013. Accordingly, in response to the fact that employees may be carrying weapons, Illinois employers have to ask themselves “are the Company’s policies and procedures up-to-date.”

It will take some time for the State to begin issuing

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By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

OSHA is again reminding employers that it considers distracted driving a workplace hazard that employers are responsible to prevent.

Accordingly, employers should be aware that OSHA is looking carefully at distracted driving and will issue citations and penalties to employers who are out of compliance. To stay in compliance, employers should ensure

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By James L. Curtis and Craig B. Simonsen

A recently published study presented at a National Occupational Injury Research Symposium found that Hispanic or foreign-born construction workers were over sixty percent more likely to have fatal falls from roofs than most other workers!

The study, Fatal Falls from Roofs Among U.S. Construction Workers, was published in the Journal of

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