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Can Oilfield Pumpers Be Independent Contractors for Purposes of Illinois Unemployment Insurance? By Craig R. Hedin September 2019 A recent decision from the Illinois Department of Employment Security re-affirmed its longstanding position that it is very difficult for an oilfield pumper to be deemed an independent contractor.
End of session summary of legislation affecting the coal industry By John H. Henderson June 2019 A summary of legislation affecting the coal industry.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources report of March 1, 2019 March 2019 The March 1, 2019, Illinois Department of Natural Resources report.
Illinois Department of Natural Resources report of May 31, 2019 June 2019 The May 31, 2019, Illinois Department of Natural Resources report.
Mineral Law Community By John W. Brooke June 2019 An introduction to the Mineral Law Community from John W. Brooke, the new community manager.
Office of Oil and Gas Resource Management Report of August 30, 2019 September 2019 A summary of the August 30 Office of Oil & Gas Resource Management report.
An open letter to the coal, oil, and gas industries By John H. Henderson March 2019 Thoughts on how to help make things better for the coal, oil, and gas industries.
An overriding royalty interest is an interest in real property By John C. Robison, Jr. March 2019 An overriding royalty interest in an Illinois oil and gas lease is an interest in real property.
Partitioning working interest in an oil and gas lease By David M. Foreman March 2019 An overview of the Partition Act.
A primer on mineral interests in Illinois real estate By Joe Kusmierczak June 2019 Owners and practitioners should take great care when drafting instruments purporting to convey or reserve an interest in minerals.
Status of legislation affecting the oil and gas industry By Craig R. Hedin June 2019 Status updates on bills affecting the oil and gas industry.
Summary of pending legislation affecting the oil and gas industry By Craig R. Hedin March 2019 Summaries of pending legislation affecting the oil and gas industry.
The Unknown or Contrary Mineral Owner By Matthew L. McArthy September 2019 A discussion of legal remedies available for oil and gas operators facing common legal problems.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Proposes Amendments to Methane Regulations By Craig R. Hedin September 2019 On August 29, 2019, the EPA proposed certain updates for the oil and natural gas industry as a result of its review of the 2016 New Source Performance Standards.