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USA - April 23 2012 An employer's obligation to provide meal breaks has become a contentious issue and a popular area for class action lawsuits in the past few years.
USA - May 17 2011 An employee handbook is an important tool for employers to set forth their rules and expectations of employees and to ensure compliance with labor laws.
USA - January 31 2011 In this day and age, when wage and hour lawsuits are arguably the single greatest threat to employers and businesses across the country, employees planning to file multi-plaintiff wage and hour claims in the Seventh Circuit have reason to celebrate.
Co-authors: William J. Tarnow II.
USA - December 22 2010 On December 21, 2010, the NLRB submitted to the Federal Register a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, which will be published on December 22, 2010, that will require all private sector employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act ("NLRA") to notify employees of their rights under the NLRA in the form of a notice posting.
USA - May 7 2009 In a significant ruling interpreting the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Supreme Court recently expanded employers’ potential exposure to sexual harassment claims and damages by holding that an employer is strictly liable for sexual harassment committed by a supervisor, even if the supervisor does not directly supervise the employee who is harassed.
Co-authors: Chad Moeller.