Seventh Circuit Holds Extended Leave Not Required by ADA

Seventh Circuit ~ The Case Decision Summary A recent decision by the Chicago‐based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit provides employers some welcome guidance on the extent to which a disability leave of absence may be required as a reasonable accommodation...

Think You Can’t Terminate an Employee on FMLA Leave? Think Again

One of the biggest misconceptions about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is that it insulates employees from disciplinary proceedings while they are on FMLA-approved leave. Anyone who assumes that taking FMLA-protected leave provides some type of protection...

Illinois Court Takes Charge, Finds No Charge in Disability Case

Before an individual may file a lawsuit under federal and state nondiscrimination laws—such as the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA)—she must first file a timely charge of...

Illinois Court finds Chicago Eatery’s FLSA Claims Unappetizing

Does your organization use independent contractors or other workers labeled “owners” or “partners” who aren’t considered employees? If so, a recent decision by a federal court judge in Chicago that shows the danger in misclassifying employees may give you indigestion....