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Recent Illinois Developments in Employee Non-Compete and Trade Secret Enforcement Actions: What Every Employer Should Know

USA - July 28 2017 Over the past several months, state and federal courts in Illinois have issued several important decisions that will impact employers’ efforts to...

Patrick M. DePoy.


It’s Go Time: Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Come into Effect this Weekend

USA - June 30 2017 As we have previously reported, the Cook County (the "County") and Chicago paid sick leave ordinances will go into effect on July 1, 2017. As of this...

Erin Fowler.


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.