Illinois Supreme Court Adopts Religious Ministerial Exemption

Employment Law Alert Illinois Supreme Court Adopts Religious Ministerial Exemption We’ve written about court decisions applying judicial doctrines under the First Amendment to bar some types of employment claims against religious entities. The Illinois Supreme Court...

Employment Law Alert: Defend Trade Secrets Act—Notice Anything New?

Last month, a new federal law called the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) went into effect. Among other changes, this new statute allows companies and individuals to file a civil lawsuit in federal court for theft of a trade secret. Prior to enactment of the DTSA,...

Illinois Court Flushes Employee’s Whistleblowing Claim Down the Drain

In Illinois, at-will employees generally may be discharged at any time. There are limited exceptions to this general rule, including that employees may not be discharged for seeking workers’ compensation benefits or for participating in any investigation or hearing on...