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City of Baltimore May Criminalize the Use of Facial Recognition Technologies by Businesses

USA - June 21 2021 The Baltimore City Council recently passed an ordinance, in a vote of 13-2, barring the use of facial recognition technology by city residents…

Maya Atrakchi, Jason C. Gavejian

Illinois Amends Employee Sick Leave Act to Cover Personal Care for Family Members

USA - May 13 2021 The Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA) has been amended to require employers to allow employees to take personal sick leave for absences due to…

Alison Crane, Anderson C. Franklin, Kathryn Montgomery Moran

You Have Heard of the BIPA, But What About the GIPA?

USA - February 8 2021 Enacted in 2008, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14 et seq. (the “BIPA”), went largely unnoticed until a few years ago when…

Joseph J. Lazzarotti

Seventh Circuit Continues To Find That Lengthy Leaves of Absence May Not Be Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA

USA - January 21 2021 On December 30, 2020, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued its opinion in McAllister v. Innovation Ventures, LLC, No. 20-1779…

Anderson C. Franklin

Illinois, Chicago, Cook County Issue New COVID-19 Guidance, Restrictions

USA - July 21 2020 Illinois, Chicago, and Cook County have issued new guidance and restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the country. Governor J.B…

Anderson C. Franklin