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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.

Andy Martone Presents to National Business Institute

On June 16, 2017, Andy Martone will present a segment of the seminar “Manufacturing Law” sponsored by National Business Institute.  Andy will speak on the subject of Labor and Employment Legal Principles, including hiring fundamentals, background checks, reduction in force/layoffs, union matter, wage and hour/FLSA changes, workman’s compensation issues and noncompete agreements.

HesseMartone Congratulates Pam Dixon

HesseMartone attorney Pam Dixon has been appointed to serve as Press Secretary for the General Services Administration (GSA) in Washington, D.C.

Dixon began working for HesseMartone in September of 2014. Her legal practice focused on employment defense litigation and included the successful defense of a lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act against a large non-profit client in federal court before the Eastern District of Missouri and the 8th Circuit.  Dixon also served as spokesperson for a gubernatorial campaign from 2015 to 2016.

Dixon begins her new position as GSA Press Secretary in June 2017. The GSA is an independent federal agency, employing about 12,000 federal workers nationwide. Dixon will work in the GSA’s Office of Strategic Communications.

We congratulate Pam on her new appointment and wish her the very best in Washington DC!

Andy Martone Presents to AGC of Missouri

On May 16, 2017, Andy Martone will speak before the Associated General Contractors of Missouri’s HR Forum Group in St. Louis, Missouri on the topic of “Three-D’s – Discipline, Documentation, Discharge.”  You can find the AGC of Missouri online here.

YMCA Prevails in Landmark Case

On Tuesday, May 2, 2017 the 8th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in favor of the YMCA in the case of Matina Koester, et al v. Young Men’s Christian Assoc. and upheld the Y’s use of Individual Education Programs (IEPs) for purposes of evaluating the level of accommodation necessary to provide inclusion services to children with disabilities, the first case of its kind in the United States.

This landmark decision both vindicated the YMCA’s procedures for operating its summer camps (which have provided inclusive services to thousands of children with disabilities) and also established workable guidelines for all organizations dedicated to the inclusion of children.

The YMCA was represented by Andy Martone, Abby Schwab and Pam Dixon.

Jack Daugherty Joins HesseMartone

ILLINOIS EMPLOYERS…MANDATORY SICK LEAVE LEGISLATION CONTINUES TO ADVANCE…

House Bill 2771 and its companion bill Senate Bill 1296 would require all employers to offer all employees five (5) days of paid sick leave annually. Part time employees working at least twenty (20) hours a week would also qualify. For text of the full bill, please click: https://lnkd.in/emSxecc

HesseMartone Supports MO-FEAT’s iCanRide

Hesse Martone proudly supported Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment’s (MO-FEAT) annual trivia night fundraiser for iCanRide on April 7. MO-FEAT is an organization providing advocacy, education and support for families and the autism community throughout Missouri. It focuses on supporting early diagnosis and effective autism treatment. For more information, please see http://www.mo-feat.org/.