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Fired Intergovernmental Grants Department worker ordered to amend complaint in St. Clair County suit

EAST ST. LOUIS – A fired St. Clair County Intergovernmental Grants Department worker has until Aug. 24 to amend her complaint pending in federal court in East St. Louis.

Former Dow, General Steel workers hear from compensation reps

Representatives of the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program Act (EEOICPA) were on hand April 5 to answer questions from former employees of Dow Chemical and General Steel Industries.

Woman fights insurer over cutoff of disability benefits

BENTON – A Belleville woman is suing over an insurance company's alleged cutoff of long-term disability benefits.

FLSA Rising: Ever-shifting wage, hour standards promise to keep employers, lawyers struggling to keep up with law

(CHICAGO) Legal Newsline - The increase of wage and hour lawsuits being filed in Chicago federal courts in the last 25 years is reflective of a national trend. And with two new notifications from the U.S.

What is Right to Work? Illinois lawmakers don’t seem to know


Government unions bloated with overhead


Time for a new governor

To the Editor:

Illinois paid out $266M in improper unemployment insurance payments


Worker claims he was fired after making complaints to Labor Dept.

A Collinsville man says he was fired from his job with a gutter company after reporting his employer was failing to pay workers properly.

Governments, courts closed Monday

Madison and St. Clair County government offices and courts will be closed Monday in honor of Labor Day.

Take note, elected officials

To the editor:

Granite City union official indicted on mail fraud, forfeiture charges

Union official Don Padgett, 39, of Granite City has been indicted by a federal grand jury in East St. Louis on charges of mail fraud and criminal forfeiture.

Job Corps worker claims she was fired for blowing the whistle

A Job Corps worker who claims she was fired March 23 for blowing the whistle on her employer filed suit for back pay, reinstatement and punitive damages in St. Clair County Circuit Court.