Chicago’s New Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect July 1, 2024

Jun 18, 2024

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

U.S. Supreme Court Lowers Bar for Discrimination Claims

Jun 12, 2024

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

The FTC Non-Compete Ban: What Employers Should Know

Apr 24, 2024

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

Navigating the New Illinois, Cook County, and City of Chicago Paid Leave Laws

Dec 28, 2023

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

Expansion of the Corporate Transparency Act Enhances Reporting Requirements

Nov 6, 2023

By David J. Morris Updated 12/11/2023 Enacted into federal law in January of 2021, the Corporate Transparency Act (“CTA“) established information reporting requirements for reporting companies. Reporting companies include (1) corporations, limited liability companies (“LLC’s“) or other entities created through the filing of […]

Legislation Clarifies Federal Exemption for M&A Brokers

Mar 9, 2023

Image Source – Shutterstock While M&A brokers previously faced uncertainty with respect to federal broker-dealer registration requirements, a new statute provides a clear and unambiguous exemption based on specified, limited activities.  M&A brokers received an unanticipated but welcome surprise in legislation recently adopted […]

7th Circuit Clarifies That Discouraging Leave May Violate FMLA

Oct 27, 2022

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

OOO: While You Were Out, Chicago Called to Tell You About New Anti-Harassment Obligations

Aug 4, 2022

Summertime often means summer hours and time out of the office. As such, some employers may have missed that the City of Chicago recently amended its sexual harassment ordinance to expand the definition of “sexual harassment,” to impose new policy and training requirements, to impose additional record keeping requirements, and to increase monetary penalties.

2022 Ushers in Sweeping Restrictions on Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements

Jan 5, 2022

For those employers looking to think, talk and worry about something besides COVID-19, we have just the topic: the Illinois Freedom to Work Act.   In August 2021, Governor Pritzker signed into law an amendment to the Act that imposes new restrictions on non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.  Here’s what the Omicron variant and vaccine mandates caused you to miss.

First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Religious Employers From Hostile Environment Claims

Oct 5, 2020

With so much attention on COVID-19 and its impact on workplace issues, employers may have lost track of some important changes affecting Illinois employers in 2020. Some of these changes took effect on July 1.

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