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Illinois Supreme Court Scans BIPA Menu, Orders Big Fines

May 24, 2023

Illinois employers who use employees’ fingerprints, face scans, or other biometric identifiers to enable workers to access timekeeping, payroll, IT, or other systems have long been on notice that the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) imposes an obligation to […]

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New Illinois Law Mandates Paid Leave for Employees

Mar 15, 2023

The Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers (PLFAW) Act was passed by the Illinois legislature in January and was signed into law by Governor Pritzker on March 13, 2023. Effective January 1, 2024, it will require nearly all private sector […]

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Legislation Clarifies Federal Exemption for M&A Brokers

Mar 9, 2023

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 by […]

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Best Lawyers in America© 2023

Aug 22, 2022

Fox Swibel is proud to announce over a third of our attorneys have been named in the 2023 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America© and Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch©.

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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.

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Best Lawyers in America© 2022

Aug 19, 2021

Fox Swibel is proud to announce that seven attorneys have been named in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, the oldest, most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.

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Illinois Bias Law Now Covers Criminal Convictions

Mar 31, 2021

Illinois employers now have yet another law to navigate. The state human rights statute now bans discrimination based on a candidate’s or employee’s criminal conviction unless the employer can show a “substantial relationship” exists between the conviction and the job or that the employment would involve an “unreasonable risk” to property or safety.

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Fox Swibel Makes Four New Promotions

Jan 12, 2021

Fox Swibel is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Dorfman to Capital Partner. We are also pleased to announce the promotions of Tracy Katz Muhl, Tammy Lee, and David Ogles to Partner.

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Fox Swibel Is Here to Assist You in Navigating Through Financial Distress Issues

Jul 13, 2020

In the past few months, businesses have been thrust into a maelstrom of new historic challenges: a virulent pandemic of uncertain duration, depressed demand for products and services, social unrest and even outright inability to open or conduct business due to policies intended to slow the spread of the virus. For some firms, emergency government loan assistance has provided only temporary relief.

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Chicago Restaurants in the Age of COVID-19: A New Frontier

Jun 10, 2020

Chicago Restaurants in the Age of COVID-19: A New Frontier Jun 10, 2020 On May 5, 2020, Governor J.B. Pritzker released “Restore Illinois”, a 5-step public health plan for re-opening Illinois (the “Plan”).  The Plan clearly is of considerable interest […]

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