Matthew Nagel

  • 23 Nov 2016

    Texas Judge Stops New Overtime Laws

    A Federal Judge in Texas issued an injunction, halting the Obama Administrations new overtime laws that were set to take effect on December 1st. On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, Amos L. Mazzant III of the Eastern District of Texas, ruled that President Obama and the Department of Labor had exceeded their authority in raising the overtime salary limit.  The new regulation would move the salary limit that exempts workers from receiving overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476. This injunction is a temporary measure that stops the regulation from taking effect until the judge can issue a full ruling. The injunction casts serious doubt on the Regulation taking effect on December 1st, as originally planned. Is The New Overtime Law Good For Business? Many business owners criticized the regulation, which Obama championed, claiming that businesses would either lose their ability to operate or have to cut workers' hours significantly.  By shifting the minimum threshold to qualify for overtime […]
  • 04 Jul 2016

    Missouri Workers Comp – Prevailing Factor

    The Missouri Supreme Court applied common sense in allowing a doctor to testify about the prevailing factor that caused a worker's injury.  This is a crucial element in winning a Missouri Workers Comp case. An injured work must get a medical opinion that the work itself was the “prevailing factor” in causing both the medical condition and ongoing disability. Learn more about how to prove "prevailing factor and other crucial information about your Missouri Workers Compensation Case at Missouri Workers Compensation  
  • 20 May 2016

    Children Injured In Millstadt Illinois Bus Crash

    Children Injured In Millstadt Illinois Bus Crash I first saw the headline on Facebook - "Two students taken to hospital after Millstadt bus crash."  My heart jumped into my throat, because this bus accident hit very close to home.  I grew up in Millstadt and went to Millstadt Consolidated School, just like the children on this bus.  I've driven on Imbs Station Road thousands of times, and I immediately began worrying about friends and their kids.  Needless to say, my thoughts and prayers go out to these families who have been impacted by this crash. School Bus Crash and Safety As a personal injury lawyer that practices in Illinois, my mind eventually starts asking questions like "Whose fault was this bus crash?"  School buses require special attention because they transport our children to and from school.  Not only are school bus drivers held to higher standards than other drivers on the road, school districts must take […]
  • 18 Feb 2016

    NFL Ruffles More Than a Few Pom Poms

    The NFL has ruffled more than just pom-poms in its handling of employment claims from cheerleaders for a number of franchises.  Allegations of wage and hour violations from a number of professional cheerleaders pose serious issues for the league but also provide a valuable lesson for all employers. In 2014, the cheerleaders for the Oakland Raiders filed a wage and hour lawsuit, claiming that the team and the NFL violated national wage and hour laws and created disrespectful working conditions.  After the Raider lawsuit, other cheerleader units also filed claims, ultimately involving several NFL teams, including the NFL in a class action suit. Read The full article and the latest legal news affecting your business at BiState Business Center.
  • 03 Apr 2014

    ASLA Names Nagel Top 40 Under 40

    Matthew Nagel of the BiState Law Center was named a Top 40 Lawyer Under 40 Trial Lawyers in Illinois by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2016.  This is Matt's 3rd year receiving this recognition. The American Society of Legal Advocates (ASLA) is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers that draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. ASLA’s exclusive membership comprises less than 1.5% of all licensed lawyers nationwide. "[The] Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 identifies and recognizes lawyers demonstrating leadership and talent early on in their careers, not only in their practice, but in exemplifying the characteristics that will demonstrate the best that the legal profession has to offer. By highlighting the work of those showing promise among the next generation of lawyers, we hope to foster growth in the legal profession and promote the highest […]