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Employment Law

August 2017, Volume 18, Number 2

  • Illinois Enacts Employee Sick Leave Act | by: Jennifer A. Winking, Esq., Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus LLP
  • Claims Unenforceable, U.S. Supreme Court Posed to Resolve Circuit Split | by: Molly P. Connors, Brady, Connolly & Masuda, PC
  • Seventh Circuit Upholds Summary Judgment in Claims for Unlawful Discrimination, Retaliation and Harassment | by: Andrew R. Makauskas, Brady, Connolly & Masuda, PC
  • Restrictions on Credit Checks under the Employee Credit Privacy Act Analyzed by the First District | by: Emily J. Perkins, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen, P.C.

July 2015, Volume 16, Number 4

  • Illinois Legislature Passes The Secure Choice Savings Program Act | by: James L. Craney, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
  • Illinois Appellate Court Finds Trip on Curb Compensable under Workers’ Compensation Act Due to “Street Risk” Doctrine | by: Molly P. Connors, Brady, Connoly & Masuda, P.C.
  • NLRB Clamps Down on Employers’ Email Policies | by: Kimberly A. Ross, Butler Weihmuller Katz Craig LLP
  • Public Employee Receives First Amendment Protection | by: Andrew Makauskas, Brady, Connoly & Masuda, P.C.

May 2014, Volume 15, Number 2

  • EEOC Trends from 2013 | by: Denise Baker-Seal, Brown & James, P.C.
  • The Seventh Circuit Strips Employers of “Failure to Conciliate” Defense | by: Jack J. Murphy, Clausen Miller, P.C.
  • Medical Marijuana and Employment | by: Jennifer A. Winking, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus LLP

October 2013, Volume 14, Number 2

  • Supreme Court Clarifies Who is a Supervisor Under Title VII | by: Julie Bruch, O’Halloran Kosoff Geitner & Cook, LLC
  • Illinois Court of Appeals Rules that a Plaintiff’s Judicial Admission May Determine Her Employment Status for Purposes of an Employer’s Summary Judgment | by: James Craney, Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith
  • OSHA’s Whistleblower Protection Program and the New Wave of Retaliation Complaints | by: Lori Vanderlaan, Best, Vanderlaan & Harrington
  • The Administrative Exemption under the Fair Labor Standards Act: Uncertainty Continues for Mortgage Loan Officers | by: Jennifer A. Winking, Scholz, Loos, Palmer, Siebers & Duesterhaus, LLP

December 2012, Volume 13, Number 8

  • EEOC Updates Enforcement Guidance on Use of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions | by: Denise Baker-Seal, Brown & James, P.C.
  • Third Wheel, Inc.: Employer Regulation of Romantic Relationships Between Employees | by: Taylor Rollinson, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
  • Social Networking Content Now Protected from Involuntary Disclosure to Employers in Illinois | by: Geoffrey M. Waguespack, CremerSpina, LLC

April 2012, Volume 13, Number 3

  • On the Horizon: New EEOC Regulation that Redefines an Available Defense in Disparate Impact Age Claims Most Likely Will Take Effect in 2012 | by: Denise Baker-Seal, Brown & James P.C.
  • Employment Settlement Contracts: Reducing the Incidence of Buyer’s Remorse and Laying the Groundwork for Enforcement | by: Jana Brady, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen
  • Enforceability of Restrictive Covenants in Illinois after Reliable Fire Equipment v. Arredondo | by: Theresa Bresnahan-Coleman, Langhenry, Gillen, Lundquist & Johnson, LLC
  • Illinois Whistleblower Act Protects Disclosures Made to Government Employer | by: Susan V. King, Franco & Moroney, LLC
  • Employees Must Arbitrate | by: Moyenda Mutharika Knapp, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

April 2010, Volume 11, Number 8

  • Mixed-Motive Claims Not Viable Under the Pre-2009 ADA | by: Moyenda Mutharika Knapp, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
  • Physician Disciplinary Records: TMI?! | by: Jana L. Brady, Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen

March 2009, Volume 10, Number 1

  • Title VII Protects Employees Who Report Discriminatory Conduct in Response to Their Employer’s Questions | by: Moyenda Mutharika Knapp, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
  • Court Restricts Application of Tort Immunity Act | by: Thomas R. Weiler, Norton, Mancini & Weiler
  • The New Melting Pot: How to Blend Generations in the Workforce into the Best Recipe | by: Clifford Perry, Laner, Muchin, Dombrow, Becker, Levin and Tominberg, Ltd.
  • Association Discrimination: When Who You Know Can Hurt You | by: Juanita B. Rodriguez, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.

April 2004, Volume 4, Number 2

  • Are You Prepared for the New Year? New 2004 Requirements for Illinois Employers | by: Durga M. Bharam, Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess
  • Standard for Granting Summary Judgment in a Retaliation Case Under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act | by: James P. DeNardo, McKenna Storer
  • Summary Judgment Granted to Employer That Conducted Thorough Investigation of Employee’s Sexual Harassment Claims, But Took No Disciplinary Action Against Alleged Harassers | by: Thomas Scott Stewart, Burroughs, Hepler, Broom, MacDonald, Hebrank & True, LLP
  • Unemployment Insurance Act, 820 ILCS 405/1900 If You Believe That an Employee’s Unemployment Compensation Records Are Not Discoverable or Admissible in Subsequent Civil Litigation, Think Again. | by: Cassandra J. Hansell, Burroughs, Hepler, Broom, MacDonald, Hebrank & True, LLP

August 2002, Volume 2, Number 4

  • U.S. Supreme Court Gives Employers Freedom to Consider Employee’s Health in Refusal to Hire | by: Durga M. Bharam, Tressler, Soderstrom, Maloney & Priess
  • Seniority May Prevail Over Disability
  • FMLA-Covered Absences
  • No Back Pay for Illegal Immigrants
  • Latest on Agreements Not-to-Compete

Summer 2002, Volume 2, Number 3

  • The Effective Use of Summary Judgment in Age Discrimination Claims | by: William G. Beatty, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.
  • Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Continues its Conservative Streak in Sexual Harassment Claims | by: Kenneth F. Werts, Craig & Craig
  • The Supreme Court Relaxes Title VII Filing Requirements While the Circuits Continue to Find in Favor of Employers’ Accommodation of Religious Practices | by: Marc E. Gottreich, Johnson & Bell, Ltd.


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