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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.


Chicago Poised to Become Next City to Require Paid Sick Leave for Employees

USA - June 17 2016 Yesterday Chicago became poised to join a growing group of U.S. cities to mandate paid sick leave for employees when a Chicago City Council committee...


Supreme Court Tells EEOC It May Be on the Hook for Fees if It Does Not Fulfill Its Statutory Pre-Suit Duties

USA - May 24 2016 Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Title VII) authorizes the award of attorneys' fees to a party who prevails in a discrimination or...

Michael A. Warner, Jr..