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Seven Firm Attorneys Honored by Super Lawyers

11/15/2017 12:15:39 PM

Seven attorneys from Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC have been honored by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2017, including three selected to the prestigious “Rising Stars” list. Fewer than 5 percent of all attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers. ...

Joseph, Hollander & Craft Earns Five “Best Law Firms” Tier 1 Rankings

11/01/2017 10:42:27 AM

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers in America® announced today the Wichita and Topeka offices of Joseph, Hollander & Craft earned five separate rankings for “Best Law Firms 2018 Metropolitan Tier 1”. The rankings are for the following ...

Employment Law Newsletter July 2016

07/01/2016 10:27:36 AM

The “Oh By The Way” Rule and the EEOC’s Increase in Poster Fines All employers should be familiar with the required EEO Posters. A lack of familiarity and compliance could cost you. Federal law requires employers to post a notice de

Ross Hollander Featured In 2016 Litigation & ADR Handbook

06/23/2016 20:20:07 PM

LONDON, 20 June 2016: Financier Worldwide is pleased to announce that Ross Hollander of JOSEPH, HOLLANDER & CRAFT LLC has been recognized as a leading expert in its 2016 Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Handbook. Ross was showcased ...

Chambers USA Honors Firm of Joseph, Hollander & Craft

06/20/2016 19:05:28 PM

Chambers USA Honors Firm of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC for its Labor / Employment Law Practice, and Recognizes 3 Individual Attorneys for Excellence. WICHITA / TOPEKA / LAWRENCE, Kan. – For the sixth consecutive year, Joseph, Hollander ...

Employment Law Newsletter June 2016

06/01/2016 13:12:31 PM

DOL Issues Final Rule: Big Changes to Minimum Salary Requirements for White-Collar Workers After the release of the long-awaited Final Rule from the DOL, the good news is that employers have just over six months before the rule goes into effect, ...

Coverage of Jury Trial in State v. Provencio

05/19/2016 16:10:51 PM

5/18/16 – Day 2 of trial in the case of State v. Provencio continued in Sumner County District Court yesterday, with the prosecution presenting its case. Defense attorney Jess Hoeme expects to begin presenting the defendant’s side of the ...

In The News: New Court Document Details About Fort Riley Bombing Attack Released

05/05/2016 13:41:46 PM

Reported by Caroline Sweeney of KSNT in Topeka Court paperwork filed Thursday provide new details about a plot to bomb Fort Riley in April 2015. The 10-page document is part of the case against Alexander E. Blair. This paperwork indicates Blair ...

Employment Law Newsletter May 2016

05/02/2016 12:45:45 PM

EEOC Files Suit Against Employer for Violation of Pre-Employment Medical Inquiries The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) filed suit on March 22, 2016 in the United States District Court for the Western District of Missouri ...

Kansas Supreme Court Rules Application of Offender Registration Law to Firm’s Client is Unconstitutional

04/22/2016 13:36:13 PM

For Immediate Release 04/22/16 Kansas Supreme Court Affirms District Court’s Finding that the Application of Sex Offender Registration Law to Firm’s Client is Unconstitutional In a sex offender registration case before the Kansas Supreme ...

EEOC Files First Sexual Orientation Discrimination Claim under Title VII

04/01/2016 11:35:37 AM

Employment Law Newsletter Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects individuals from unlawful employment practices of an employer based on that individual’s race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In recent years, the U.S. ...

Divorce & Taxes in 2015 – Deductions You Don’t Want to Miss!

03/03/2016 12:40:27 PM

Did you know that some of your legal fees in connection with your divorce may be tax deductible? Generally, legal fees in connection with a divorce are not tax deductible. But there are a couple exceptions: 1. Legal fees related to tax advice ...

Employment Law Newsletter March 2016

03/01/2016 10:57:39 AM

EEOC’s Proposed Revision of EEO-1 Reports to Include Pay Data On January 29, 2016, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced it planned on revising the Employer Information Report (EEO-1). This rev

NTSA Reduction Recommendation Presumptive Alcohol Breath Sample From .08 to .05

02/11/2016 13:35:46 PM

The National Transportation Safety Administration is recommending the reduction of the presumptive alcohol breath sample from .08 to .05. The reduction to .05 will create a new wave of DUI arrests because even the average social drinker will ...

Employment Law Newsletter January 2016

02/01/2016 08:46:05 AM

The FLSA and Inclement Weather Closures for Private Businesses The Northeastern part of the United States recently experienced a blizzard, which led to many businesses closing doors and telling employees to stay home. However, for some other ...

Jess Hoeme obtains ruling “dismissing entirely” the complaint filed against South Haven Police Chief, Jason Boyd.

01/08/2016 15:22:05 PM

For Immediate Release 1/8/16 After a preliminary examination hearing and briefing by both parties, Judge Mott handed down his memorandum opinion “dismissing entirely” the complaint filed against South Haven Police Chief, Jason Boyd, who ...

Jess Hoeme Appointed as Special Prosecutor in Investigation of Barber County Sheriff

01/05/2016 12:21:47 PM

Barber County Sheriff Justin Rugg is currently under investigation and Jess Hoeme has been named the special prosecutor. The Barber County Attorney contacted Joseph Hollander & Craft attorney Jess Hoeme asking if he would accept an appointment ...

Employment Law Newsletter December 2016

01/04/2016 08:38:56 AM

DOL Takes Last Step in Finalizing Persuader Rule Revision The Department of Labor (“DOL”) took the final step towards finalizing its revision of the “persuader rule” on December 7, 2015. The revision was first proposed in July

Supreme Court To Rule On DUI Testing Without Search Warrant

12/21/2015 12:46:14 PM

The United States Supreme Court has agreed to decide three cases that question whether police officers can get blood or breath tests from DUI suspects without a search warrant and whether a person can be charged with a crime for refusing these ...

Child Support

12/21/2015 08:40:57 AM

Child Support As any Kansas child support attorney can tell you, one of the most important aspects of any family law case involving children, aside from visitation, is that of supporting the children. Support is the court-ordered financial ...

Alli Jacoby Joins Firm As COO

12/01/2015 16:38:08 PM

For Immediate Release 12/1/15: Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC is pleased to announce that Alli M. Jacoby has joined the firm as Chief Operating Officer to oversee the firm’s operations and its Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence Kansas offices. An ...

Employment Law Newsletter December 2015

12/01/2015 07:01:03 AM

Dep’t of Labor Proposed Overtime Rule Changes Postponed Until Late 2016 In July 2015, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed several changes to its regulations defining which white collar employees are exempt from the minimum wage and overtime ...

Dividing Assets

11/20/2015 07:14:53 AM

In a divorce, what was once called “ours” splits into “his” and “hers.” While you can easily agree not to live together, what will happen to the things you’ve worked so hard to acquire? Dividing the marital a

Child Custody

11/20/2015 06:35:43 AM

Child Custody Your children’s future is a foremost concern. We have extensive experience in resolving child custody disputes outside of the courtroom. However, we are also skilled advocates, prepared to aggressively protect your children’s ...

Employment Newsletter November 2015

11/02/2015 08:30:58 AM

Service Animal or Pet?: The Issue with Service Animal Certifications A woman walks into a court house. Trailing her, on a leash, is a chocolate lab with a blue vest. She stops at the security desk and asks directions for the court clerk’s ...

House Arrest For DUI Convictions

10/18/2015 02:17:40 AM

A jail sentence for DUI can be commuted to house arrest. A person on house arrest must stay in his residence at all times except when specifically permitted by the court to leave. Courts generally permit people on house arrest to go to and from ...

Expungement Of DUI Convictions

10/18/2015 01:59:21 AM

Five or ten years after successfully completing your DUI sentence, your DUI attorney may request that all records of your arrest and conviction or diversion be expunged from your record. Expungement removes the record from the KBI criminal history ...

Should You apply for diversion?

10/18/2015 01:51:07 AM

A diversion is an agreement with the prosecutor in which the prosecutor agrees to dismiss your case if you complete certain requirements. The requirements usually include paying a diversion fee and court costs, obtaining an alcohol evaluation ...

Standardized Field Sobriety Testing

10/18/2015 01:31:03 AM

Standardized Field Sobriety Tests The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has adopted standardized field sobriety tests (“SFTS”) that may produce reliable indications of intoxication. But they are only reliable if police admi ...

Fighting To Keep Your Drivers License

10/18/2015 01:18:42 AM

Fighting to keep your driver’s license A driver who has been arrested for DUI is often as concerned about losing his driver’s license as he is about criminal DUI charges. We understand. For most of us, living without a car is not realis ...

Refusing Field Sobriety Testing

10/18/2015 01:01:07 AM

Refusing or Taking a Breath Test If you are arrested for DUI, you will be read an “implied consent advisory” and asked whether you will consent to take a blood alcohol test, usually in the form of a breath test. You should consider the ...

What To Do When Stopped for a DUI

10/18/2015 00:47:50 AM

There are several things you should and should not do when stopped for dui in Kansas. Below we have laid out some of the most important tips to remember during your traffic stop. We have also put together a nice little DUI info-graphic that ...

DUI Penalties

10/18/2015 00:29:46 AM

The potential penalty for a DUI conviction depends on whether you are charged with a first, second, third, fourth, or subsequent DUI. For arrests on or after July 1, 2012, only convictions after July 1, 2001 count as prior convictions. A prior ...

South Haven Police Chief Investigation

10/12/2015 21:27:01 PM

A week ago accusations were made public against South Haven’s Police Chief Jason Boyd. Boyd is accused of theft, misuse of public funds and interfering with law enforcement, all felonies. Now his Wichita attorney, Jess Hoeme, speaking to KAKE ...

7 Lawyers Honored In 2015 by Super Lawyers

10/12/2015 14:02:03 PM

SEVEN LAWYERS AT JOSEPH, HOLLANDER & CRAFT LLC HONORED BY SUPER LAWYERS Seven attorneys in the Wichita and Topeka/Lawrence offices of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC have been honored by Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2015, including three named ...

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

10/12/2015 13:29:57 PM

Signs of an Abusive Relationship & Local Resources You Should Know About 1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in their lifetime according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institute of Justice. That ...

KATHERINE E. MALOTTE JOINS CIVIL LITIGATION AND EMPLOYMENT LAW DIVISION

10/08/2015 13:34:05 PM

WICHITA, Kan. – Katherine E. Malotte has joined the Civil Litigation and Employment Law Department of Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC. Her practice area focuses on federal and state employment law, intellectual property, negative covenants, ...

Sex Offender Registration Case Dismissed

10/07/2015 19:52:16 PM

Judge says sex offender registration is ‘punishment and shaming similar to the Scarlett Letter’ A district court judge on Tuesday dismissed a case against a Belleville man alleging he violated conditions of the Kansas Offenders Registration ...

Katherine E. Malotte

10/07/2015 15:00:53 PM

Practice Areas: Ms. Malotte’s practice is concentrated in civil litigation with an emphasis on employment law. Admitted: Ms. Malotte is admitted to practice before the Kansas Supreme Court, all other Kansas courts and the United States District ...

Common Law Marriage Myths

10/05/2015 14:38:46 PM

Kansas is one of just a handful of states that still recognize common law marriage. There are a lot of misconceptions about common law marriage. Here are a few of the biggest myths: My significant other and I have lived together for 7 years. ...

OCTOBER 2015 EMPLOYMENT LAW NEWSLETTER

10/01/2015 10:23:58 AM

Browning-Ferris Decision by NLRB Changes Joint-Employer Standard On August 27, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) released its 3-2 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. The decision re-defined the NLRB’s standard ...

Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department Spend 25k On Jezebels Strip Club Investigation?!

09/18/2015 16:47:37 PM

In November of 2013, the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Department began a mission to close Jezebel’s. Sedgwick County’s Adult Entertainment Code enables the County Clerk to revoke the entertainment license of any club that commits even one ...

Wichita Jezebel’s Strip Club Investigation Scandal

09/18/2015 01:35:58 AM

The raid in August lead to 16 arrests and the county’s permanently closure of the strip club’s doors. Jezebel’s was closed after its license was revoked, according to the Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office. The adult club is located at ...

Should the Amount of Child Support You Pay or Receive Be Modified?

09/08/2015 14:01:14 PM

Change is a part of life. Some life changes may require a change to a child support order. This quiz is specifically for those who have a child support order that has been implemented through the court system. If your child or children live ...

One Thing Everyone Should Do BEFORE Filing for Divorce!

09/04/2015 12:40:29 PM

When a divorce action is filed, most courts will enter temporary orders. If you are still living with your spouse, the temporary orders usually dictate which one of you will stay in the marital home while the divorce is pending and which one ...

Christopher Joseph Requests Evidence In Unsolved Murder

09/02/2015 23:20:36 PM

Christopher Joseph currently defending a man charged with the drive-by shooting of a man standing outside his Hi-Crest home told a judge Wednesday he wants to examine Topeka police reports in an ongoing murder investigation to perhaps clear ...

Best Lawyers in America 2016 Awards

08/18/2015 13:32:16 PM

Four attorneys from Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC have been named among the country’s most highly regarded attorneys by Best Lawyers in America – 2016. Additionally, Ross A. Hollander received a special distinction as the 2016 Labor Law ...

Holly M. Perkins Elected To Member Of Firm

07/22/2015 22:22:18 PM

HOLLY M. PERKINS ELECTED MEMBER OF JOSEPH, HOLLANDER & CRAFT LLC (WICHITA / TOPEKA / LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC has elected Holly M. Perkins, of the firm’s Topeka and Lawrence offices, as a new member. Perkins joined ...

Why you might need to file a paternity case

07/19/2015 21:50:13 PM

If you have had a child out of wedlock, you are not alone. In 2013, about 42% of children in the United States were born to unwed parents. In Kansas, the number was a bit lower than the national average at 36.2%. It is important to know how ...

5 Reasons Hiring a Divorce Attorney Can Save You Money

07/19/2015 21:39:19 PM

You have probably considered that hiring an attorney to handle your divorce reduces the stress and aggravation of trying to handle it yourself. But did you know it could also save you money? Here are some ways that hiring an attorney may cost ...

Norton Man Bound Over For Murder Trial

07/01/2015 11:03:57 AM

Original Post Provided by Mike Corn at HD News NORTON, KS — A 37-year-old Norton man was bound over Monday for trial on four of the six charges pending against him, charges that include first-degree murder and the attempted capital murder ...

New DUI laws beginning July 1, 2015

06/24/2015 05:58:01 AM

This year, as it has for several prior years, the Kansas Legislature has made even more changes to the state’s DUI laws. The changes made during this past legislative session were small, but they will have a big impact. The following changes ...

Helpful Books To Read During Divorce

06/24/2015 04:30:20 AM

Are you a parent going through a divorce? The family law attorneys at Joseph, Hollander & Craft with locations in Wichita, Topeka and Lawrence Kansas recommend these books to help through your difficult time: If you need legal assistance, Joseph, ...

Five Qualities You Need in a Family Law Attorney

06/24/2015 03:55:10 AM

1. Knowledge of the Law and Local Rules: Two attorneys can arrive at two very different child support calculations. If you have an attorney who does not know the intricacies of the child support guidelines, you could end up paying more than ...

Social Media Do’s and Dont’s During Divorce

06/23/2015 09:16:12 AM

Anything you post, tweet, like, or share on social media may be admissible in court. Even with your Facebook settings set to private, the opposing party could still get your social media activity through the civil discovery process. Social media ...

5 Steps to Help You Find the Right Attorney

06/22/2015 11:00:58 AM

Hiring a quality attorney can be one of the most important decision you make. Here is 5 tips that can help with your search: 1. Determine what type of attorney can address your specific needs. Do you need a criminal defense attorney, a civil ...

Chambers USA Honors 2015

06/11/2015 12:09:18 PM

CHAMBERS USA HONORS JOSEPH, HOLLANDER & CRAFT LLC FOR ITS LABOR / EMPLOYMENT LAW PRACTICE, AND RECOGNIZES 3 INDIVIDUAL ATTORNEYS (WICHITA / TOPEKA / LAWRENCE, Kan.) – Joseph, Hollander & Craft LLC has been ranked among the state’s top labor ...

Mija Stockman DUI Sentencing Law

06/10/2015 15:13:24 PM

On June 9, 2015, Governor Brownback signed into law House Bill 2055. The new law will take effect on July 1, 2015.This law is named after a school teacher in McPherson, Kansas, who was badly injured after being hit by a drunk driver. The driver ...

Do’s and Don’ts – Tips for Divorcing Parents

06/05/2015 12:52:54 PM

Divorce is hard on children, but you can make it easier on them by following these rules: 1. DON’T put your children in the middle by using them as messengers between you and your spouse. 2. DON’T criticize or place blame on your former ...

Kansas DUI Stop Checkpoint Tips

06/05/2015 11:56:14 AM

Following is an info-graphic of important information regarding DUI Stops or DUI Checkpoints in Kansas. Know your rights. Contact us to set up a DUI consultation. The post Kansas DUI Stop Checkpoint Tips appeared first on Joseph Hollander & ...

Former Bel Aire Police Chief John Daily’s Indictment on Federal Firearms Charges

04/30/2015 12:03:30 PM

Former Bel Aire Police Chief John Daily and his attorney today expressed disappointment and concern over the news reporting of a federal indictment alleging he participated in a fraud concerning the purchase of three Sig Sauer Model 716 Patrol ...

Judge’s rebuke highlights use of covert searches in Kansas

04/29/2015 21:30:43 PM

Original Source Kansas City Star – A Kansas judge who publicly rebuked prosecutors for ignoring legal requirements for spying on suspects offered a behind the scenes look into the surge of covert warrants, allowed under a law (The USA Patriot ...

Attorney Marie C. Campbell Joins Topeka Law Firm

04/21/2015 12:42:21 PM

TOPEKA – Former Shawnee County Assistant District Attorney Marie C. Campbell has joined the Topeka office of Joseph Hollander & Craft. Her practice area focuses on family law, including divorce, child support and custody, paternity, and adoption. ...

Alexander Blair Placed On House Arrest In Weapon of Mass Destruction Fort Riley Terrorism Charges

04/16/2015 23:31:10 PM

Original Source CJ Online Blair was arrested April 10 on a charge alleging he knew about the planned attack using a weapon of mass destruction at Fort Riley. Blair defended by Christopher Joseph of Joseph Hollander & Craft faces a federal charge ...

Marie C. Campbell

04/16/2015 22:15:14 PM

Practice Areas: Ms. Campbell’s practice is focused on family law, including divorce, child custody, adoption, paternity, child support, and parenting time. She also handles child in need of care cases, protection from abuse and protection ...

Former Corrections Officer Aaron Kalka Sex Crime Charges Dropped

03/25/2015 15:40:19 PM

Original Source CJ Online A sex crime charge against a former Shawnee County corrections officer was dismissed Wednesday by the district attorney. Aaron Kalka, 41, of Auburn, in March 2014 was charged with one count of aggravated criminal sodomy ...

Criminal Discovery in Kansas

03/22/2015 14:29:12 PM

DISCOVERY IN KANSAS CRIMINAL CASES INFORMATION © 2015 Stephen M. Joseph – Joseph Hollander & Craft LLC A criminal defendant has significant mandatory and discretionary pretrial discovery rights (a) under the Kansas Code of Criminal Procedure ...

Statements made by former corrections officer aren’t admissable

03/09/2015 21:16:13 PM

Original Source CJ Online Video and audio recorded statements made to law enforcement officers by a former corrections officer charged with the sexual assault of a 5-year-old won’t be allowed in court, a Shawnee County judge ruled Monday. ...

Estate Planning & Probate

03/05/2015 10:00:50 AM

Estate Planning If you don’t have an estate plan, the laws of the state will dictate the distribution of your assets upon your death. Allowing the default laws to dictate the distribution of your estate can result in unintended distributions ...

DUI Success Story Dept of Revenue

02/16/2015 16:19:00 PM

Client hired the DUI Defense Team after trying to navigate through the Kansas Department of Revenue’s Driver Control bureaucracy. After a stop on suspicion of DUI, a law enforcement officer arrested Client for DUI and demanded that she submit ...

New Kansas Supreme Court Decision on HGN Testing

02/01/2015 07:30:46 AM

On January 30, 2015, the Kansas Supreme Court issued an opinion in Wichita vs. Molitor. Mr. Molitor was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence (“DUI”). He failed the horizontal gaze nystagmus (“HGN”) test but passed ...

Kansas lawmakers consider reducing the waiting period to expunge a DUI

12/17/2014 19:02:39 PM

Kansas lawmakers have proposed a bill that would reduce the amount of time before you are eligible to expunge a DUI from your criminal record. Currently, Kansas law requires a person to wait 10 years to expunge a DUI arrest or conviction. However, ...

Child Pornography Defense Attorneys in Kansas

10/16/2014 05:58:01 AM

Police across the country troll the internet looking for computers with illegal child pornography visible through Limewire or other peer-to-peer software. When a file is found, they obtain IP address information, get a search warrant, and seize ...

Defending allegations of electronic solicitation of a minor

10/12/2014 05:56:26 AM

Local police and FBI agents routinely conduct “sting” operations online. They create fake profiles to present themselves as teenage girls and troll chat rooms in search of men who will eventually discuss the possibility of meeting in person ...

Kansas high court hears offender registry case

09/11/2014 19:16:49 PM

Wichita &mdash The attorney for a convicted child molester on Thursday challenged the constitutionality of the Kansas offender registry before the state’s highest court, arguing social media has made the Internet the new town square for public ...

High court to hear offender registry case

09/11/2014 19:10:03 PM

WICHITA — The Kansas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday on whether to uphold a judge’s ruling that removed a convicted child molester’s name from the state’s offender registry — a case with implications for hundreds

“No big deal:” the real consequences of dealing marijuana in Lawrence

09/07/2014 20:31:11 PM

Since the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and Washington, a new dialogue has begun across the country concerning the drug still recognized as an illegal substance in Kansas. Many have adopted a nonchalant attitude about marijuana, thinking ...

Bond review denied pending supervision request

08/21/2014 20:25:42 PM

District Judge Glenn Braun on Wednesday refused to lower the bond for a Hays man charged with sex crimes involving a child. But he said he’d be willing to drop the bond to $25,000 for Chance C. Keiswetter, 25, if community corrections is ...