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U.S. Supreme Court sides with employers over arbitration of PAGA claims

USA - June 17 2022 In a major victory for California employers, on June 15, 2022, the United States Supreme Court held in Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana, that…

Chuck Poplstein, John Viola

The City of Chicago amends sexual harassment laws, including new training, policy, and notice requirements

USA - June 16 2022 The City of Chicago (“the City”) recently amended its laws on sexual harassment in the workplace. Notably, by July 1, 2022, all employers in the City…

Susan M. Lorenc

Illinois Department of Labor issues first guidance on the state’s Equal Pay Act

USA - June 2 2022 In 2021, we reported on a new amendment to the Illinois Equal Pay Act, which imposed new equal pay compliance requirements and created new…

Susan M. Lorenc, Chuck Poplstein

Illinois Appellate Panel Upholds Employer Defense Against Employee BIPA Claims: Union Employee BIPA Claims Preempted by Federal Labor Law

USA - March 15 2022 Consistent with several federal decisions, an Illinois Court of Appeals panel recently determined that a union employee’s claims against his employer…

Ryan Gehbauer, Dremain Moore

New law to bar mandatory arbitration of sexual harassment and assault claims

USA - February 10 2022 On February 10, 2022, the United States Senate passed H.R.4445, which, if signed into law, would amend the Federal Arbitration Act with respect to…

Clifford A. Godiner, Susan M. Lorenc, Chuck Poplstein