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Tips For Drafting Employee Handbooks - Tip 1: Determining the Appropriate Scope and Length

USA - October 13 2017 While an employee handbook serves many functions, its primary purpose from a legal standpoint is to reduce potential liability with respect to claims...

William (Bill) J. Wortel.


ADA Does Not Require Employers to Provide Multi-Month Leave Beyond Expiration of FMLA Leave - Seventh Circuit

USA - September 22 2017 This week the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision helpful to employers grappling with whether they must extend an employee’s time off...

Tamara Koury.


Investigate FMLA Fraud? Absolutely! But

USA - September 8 2017 Courts have repeatedly affirmed employers’ right to investigate the perceived misuse or abuse by employees of leave under the Family and Medical Leave...


Think Your PTO Policy Complies With the Chicago or Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances? Think Again.

USA - July 5 2017 The City of Chicago’s (the “City’s”) and Cook County’s (the “County’s”) paid sick leave (“PSL”) Ordinances took effect on July 1, 2017, generally...

William (Bill) J. Wortel.


ADA Tip: Remember To Include GINA Safe Harbor Language When Requesting Medical Information For Purposes Of Evaluating An Accommodation Request

USA - July 5 2017 Although employers are generally prohibited from obtaining medical information about their employees, they are permitted to do so in certain...