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Employer Outsmarts Itself and Loses Over $5 Million
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 16 2017

Juanita Berry worked as Vice President of Major Accounts for Telamon Corporation, an Indiana telecommunications company. Using her relationship with


Contract with one-sided termination enforced not a perpetual contract
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 22 2015

In an earlier Risk Management Update, we reported on an Illinois case in which the court declined to enforce what it considered to be a perpetual


Reasonable accommodations for employees with multiple sclerosis - what does the law require?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 9 2013

With an estimated 400,000 people diagnosed with multiple sclerosis ("MS") in the United States, it is not surprising that legal issues have flared up


In Illinois, corporate officers and directors can owe a fiduciary duty to corporate creditors
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • October 4 2012

Recently, the First District of the Illinois Appellate Court reversed the trial court's dismissal of an action for breach of fiduciary duty because it found that corporate directors and officers, in certain circumstances, owe a fiduciary duty to the corporation's creditors


California Employers, Are Your Pay Stubs Compliant?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 4 2016

Many employers rely on their payroll providers to print out proper paychecks and paystubs for employees. Although this most oftentimes gets the job


Written sales representative agreement succeeds in limiting commissions of terminated representative
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 21 2013

It is common for manufacturers and sellers of products to use independent sales representatives to generate sales. These arrangements can be "win


The top 6 employment challenges of 2014
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 10 2014

Are companies ready for 2014? Last year, we saw several significant changes and reminders to lessen the risks of suit. Here is our list of the Top 6


Statute of limitation's discovery rule not applicable to cases involving conversion of negotiable instruments where victim is not in a place to discover injury
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • November 12 2012

The Fifth District of the Illinois Appellate Court recently affirmed a trial court's refusal to apply the discovery rule to toll the statute of limitations and the entry of summary judgment in an action for conversion of negotiable instruments


Employment - Overtime Rule to Be Finalized in July 2016
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

In August 2015, we reported that the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Proposed Rule that seeks to increase the salary level required before


End-User Makes End-Run to Sue ManufacturerSupplier of Competing Product
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 2 2016

One of the issues to be negotiated in a distributorship agreement is the allocation between the manufacturer and the distributor of risks and