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Cook County Minimum Wage Regulations

USA - June 22 2017 Last month, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights issued final interpretive and procedural rules governing the Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance…

Gwendolyn B. Morales

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., Lindsey M. Marcus

Anti-Retaliation Provision of OSHA’s Final Rule Is Now In Effect

USA - December 13 2016 As we previously reported, in May, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a final rule changing the way it collects…

Gwendolyn B. Morales

Illinois Court Finds In Favor of School District in Dispute Over District’s Decision to Allow Bathroom and Locker Room Access for Transgender Students

USA - October 19 2016 In an opinion issued yesterday, U.S. District Court Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Gilbert decided that Township High School District 211 "balanced the…

Jennifer A. Smith

Attorney General Madigan Sues Jimmy John’s over Non-Compete Agreements

USA - June 10 2016 On Wednesday, Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan filed suit against fast-food franchisor Jimmy John's and several Jimmy John's franchisees…

Michael A. Warner, Jr.