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Recent local FMLA cases clarify employer obligations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • June 18 2009

The Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") has received much attention lately

Employee medical conditions not covered by the ADA

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • April 26 2007

The Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA” or “Act”) protects only certain impairments as disabilities those that substantially limit engagement in a “major life activity”

Court allows retaliatory discharge claim based on alleged report of workplace violence

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 16 2007

Adding to the list of potential claims against Illinois employers, a federal trial court in Chicago recently held that an employee of Abbott Labs could go to trial against the company based on his alleged reporting of a subordinate's threatening workplace violence

Multi-million dollar jury verdicts serve as reminder to beware of retaliation claims

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • August 19 2009

In 2006 the Supreme Court’s decision in Burlington N. & Santa Fe Ry. Co. v. White changed the standards for evaluating Title VII retaliation claims

Illinois appellate court holds that employers can impose furlough days on exempt employees - if done right

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2009

In 2001, Tellabs faced a severe econimic downturn and one of the options it selected to stem the crisis was to require all employees to take certain furlough days

Recent developments in wage and hour law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 28 2013

October and November were busy months in the world of wage and hour law. In our continuing efforts to keep our clients and friends apprised of recent

Leyshon v. Diehl Controls: Illinois appellate court upholds $8 million defamation award in favor of former employee terminated “for cause"

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • February 7 2011

Employers who terminate employees "for cause" should take note of a recent Illinois appellate court decision upholding an $8 million verdict in favor of a terminated employee

Sixth Circuit case guides employers in assessing FMLA intermittent leave eligibility

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
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  • November 13 2008

The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently provided helpful guidance to employers in assessing an employee's eligibility for Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") intermittent leave

Court guides employers on reasonable accommodations and ADA protection in tough cases

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 14 2010

The Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA") requires employers to provide "reasonable accommodation" to qualified individuals with a disability, unless doing so would cause undue hardship

Massachusetts highest court announces new standard for awarding punitive damages in discrimination cases under state law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • October 13 2009

The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court announced this week a new standard concerning the circumstances in which punitive damages may be awarded on discrimination claims brought under the state’s antidiscrimination law, M.G.L. c. 151B