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Illinois Domestic Workers Now Guaranteed Certain Employment Rights

USA - August 23 2016 On August 12, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Act (House Bill 1288) (the "Act") on behalf of…

Steven J. Pearlman

Illinois Enacts Child Bereavement Leave Act

USA - September 1 2016 On July 29, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Illinois Child Bereavement Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which became…

Steven J. Pearlman

District Court Decision Upholds Employer’s Wellness Program But Signals Support for EEOC Positions Going Forward

USA - September 27 2016 In EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems, Inc., the Eastern District of Wisconsin rejected the EEOC’s claims that Orion Energy’s wellness program violated the…

Seth J Safra

Second Circuit Affirms the Dismissal of a SOX Claim for Failing to Meet the “Reasonable Belief” Standard

USA - June 7 2017 On June 1, 2017, the Second Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a Sarbanes-Oxley Act (“SOX”) whistleblower retaliation claim brought by a former…

Harris M Mufson

Chicago Sees A Major Uptick in FLSA Litigation, Consistent With National Trends

USA - November 15 2016 The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has emerged as one of the nation’s busiest federal district courts with respect to…

Steven J. Pearlman