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Don’t Forget: New Procedures for Illinois Charges of Discrimination

USA - October 19 2018 On Aug. 24, the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) was amended to increase filing timeframes, allow for employee opt-out provisions, and modify the…

New Federal Lawsuit Pits Religion Against Gay Rights in Employment Context

USA - October 18 2018 On Oct. 6, the U.S. Pastor Council and Hotze Health & Wellness Center filed a federal class action lawsuit against the Equal Employment Opportunity…

Harassment policy: What should we call it?

USA - October 17 2018 Last week we hosted the latest webinar in our “How To …” series, focusing on the nuts and bolts of a harassment policy in light of #MeToo. When I…

Ninth Circuit Destroys Uber Drivers’ Misclassification Suits

USA - October 8 2018 On September 25, a three-judge Ninth Circuit panel ruled unanimously that Uber Technologies Inc.’s arbitration agreements with its drivers are…

Can Charter School Teachers Unionize? Here’s How to Know

USA - October 5 2018 In many states, charter schools are a creature of statute often operating within the blurred line between public oversight and private ownership…

Politics Aside, Lessons on Sex, Power & the Workplace

USA - September 27 2018 When you look beyond the politics, the personalities, and the brouhaha surrounding the nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court, there are valuable lessons…

Don’t Get Stuck in the Political Bubble

USA - September 24 2018 There is a famous quote attributed to New York film critic Pauline Kael about the 1972 presidential election: “I can’t believe Nixon won. I don’t know…

New FCRA Form for Pre-Employment Background Checks Starts Sept. 21

USA - September 20 2018 Employers who routinely use third party credit reporting agencies for pre-employment background screening have a new requirement due to recent changes…

New Illinois law aims to prevent violence against nurses

USA - September 11 2018 To address the risks of violence against nurses and other health care workers, Illinois hospitals and other employers of health care workers will be…

OFCCP Issues New Directive for Analyzing Compensation

USA - September 4 2018 Organizations doing business with the federal government may be subject to affirmative action requirements, overseen by the Office of Federal Contract…