On December 20, 2019, Congress, in a last minute surprise move, passed the “Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act” or SECURE ACT, which became effective January 1, 2020. The IRS has not had the opportunity to craft many of the...
Heidelberg Steinberger has defended hundreds of workers’ compensation claims under the Mississippi Workers’ Compensation Act law as well as the federal Jones Act and the Longshoremen and Harbor Workers’ Act. Our attorneys skillfully handle claims from the time of accident through the highest court of appeals.
We have a wealth of expertise in all facets of employment law (e.g. Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, wrongful termination) representing some of Mississippi’s most outstanding employers. Our attorneys for many years have been assisting employers of all sizes with personnel issues, providing guidance on the multitude of laws and regulations which affect the employment relationship in the workplace.
Finally, we regularly host seminars on the status of employment related law to our clients and the community – another way for us to share our 30 years of expertise in this field.
Our experience includes:
- Winning a summary judgment dismissing, and upholding on appeal, a landmark case involving the ADA’s “perceived to be disabled” criteria where a physician claimed to be disabled as a result of contracting Hepatitis C in a surgical mishap.
- Prosecution of several workers compensation fraud cases to conclusion, assisting in the procurement of guilty pleas, sentencing and restitution.
- Resolved through a variety of ADR techniques, the closure of numerous complex permanent and total disability claims where the injured worker has been approved for, or is receiving, social security disability benefits. Many of these resolutions involved the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) requiring the purchase of annuities to address the future medical needs of the injured worker.
What Every Business in Mississippi Needs to Know About “Non-Competition”, “Non-Solicitation” and “Non-Disparagement” Agreements
By: Tristan Armer, Esq. The law regarding agreements between an employer and employee not to compete, not to solicit employees or customers, and, not to disparage the employer is not complicated. Non-competition clauses are evaluated differently...
This year our firm served as a drop-off point and promoter for Toys for Tots for Jackson and George counties. Toys for Tots provides toys to children with a need in our community. Through this outreach our generous community donated nearly 100 toys, 4...
Mississippi Worker's Compensation Coverage