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.

Legal & Tech: Practical Considerations for Hires, Furloughs and Separations of Remote Employees

Apr 9, 2020

Legal & Tech: Practical Considerations for Hires, Furloughs and Separations of Remote Employees Apr 9, 2020   With the shelter-in-place orders going through April 30th and possibly beyond, it is important to prepare your company for possible furloughs, layoffs, and terminations with your remote employees. […]

DOL Updates Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response Act

Mar 30, 2020

In the days since the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) was signed into law on March 18, 2020, employers and advocacy groups have raised a number of questions about how the law will be interpreted and enforced.  With surprising speed, the U.S. […]

President Signs COVID-19 Legislation That Will Impact Employers’ Leave Polices

Mar 19, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act, signed into law by President Trump on March 18, 2020, includes a number of provisions that will directly impact employers, in addition to public health measures. Here are the key provisions of the legislation that will impact […]

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