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Illinois concealed carry goes live; employees could be licensed to carry in April

USA - January 9 2014 As we previously reported, the Illinois legislature passed House Bill 183 last year, making Illinois the last state in the nation to allow the…

Janilyn Brouwer Daub, Roy A. Ginsburg, Peter A. Morse, Jr., Mark S. Kittaka, John T.L. Koenig

Federal court denies class certification, preemptively denies FLSA collective action – class members’ experiences too varied

USA - October 15 2013 Plaintiffs seeking class certification of a group of California employees failed to establish that certification was proper, according to a federal…

Cruising into 2014: new year, new driving laws in Illinois

USA - December 31 2013 Two new Illinois laws may impact employers with employees who drive as part of their job duties. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, Illinois drivers can speed…

EEOC General Counsel discusses drop in systemic case filings, announces new priorities

USA - August 7 2012 As the EEOC anticipates filing fewer systemic cases in fiscal year 2012 than it did in FY 2011, it also will shift its priorities to hiring discrimination cases and cases involving vulnerable workers, according to recent statements by EEOC General Counsel P. David Lopez.

Federal court finds employee handbook provision may constitute an agreement

USA - December 17 2012 The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois recently held that an employee handbook provision may constitute an enforceable agreement under the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA), even if it does not create an enforceable contract between the employer and employee.