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As July 1 Effective Date Approaches, Cook County Issues Draft Regulations for Paid Sick Leave

USA - May 5 2017 As we have previously reported, both Chicago and Cook County have passed paid sick leave laws that entitle covered employees to earn up to 40 hours of...

Erin Fowler.


In a Landmark Ruling, the Seventh Circuit Becomes First Court of Appeals to Ban Sexual Orientation Discrimination

USA - April 5 2017 Setting the stage for the U.S. Supreme Court to tackle the issue, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (which covers Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin)...

Michael A. Warner, Jr., Sally J. Scott.


Gifts that Don’t Quite Fit in Your Stocking: New Employment Laws Taking Effect in 2017

USA - December 22 2016 A number of new state or local laws are set to take effect in Illinois in 2017 which will require employers to update their employee handbooks...

William R. Pokorny.


DOJ, FTC Announce Plans to Criminally Prosecute Employers That Enter into Wage-Fixing or No-Poaching Agreements

USA - November 15 2016 In the fiercely competitive market for talent, human resources personnel and recruiters inevitably feel the competing pressures of offering...

Tejas Shah.


Federal Appeals Court Decries State of Federal Civil Rights Law on Sexual Orientation Discrimination

USA - August 2 2016 On Thursday, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit re-affirmed prior court holdings that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act does...

Jennifer A. Smith.