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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 23 Feb 2015

Federal court throws Fifield bright line rule on Illinois restrictive covenants

On Feb. 6, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois again cast doubt on the bright line rule adopted by an Illinois

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 16 Feb 2015

Illinois enacts small business retirement program act UPDATE

State interest in automatic IRA programs appears to be gaining traction and approximately 18 states (including, Connecticut, Indiana, Maryland and

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 21 Jan 2015

Illinois enacts small business retirement program act

The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (the Act) (S.B. 2758), which takes effect on June 1, requires certain employers to automatically

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 4 Dec 2014

Chicago City Council votes to raise minimum wage

Christmas has come early to many Chicago workers. On Dec. 2, 2014, the Chicago City Council voted by a 44 to 5 margin to create a "city minimum wage"

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 8 Aug 2014

Illinois Governor signs law recognizing payroll cards as wage payment

As an update to a previous alert, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has signed HB 5622, which recognizes payroll cards as a method of wage payment in

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 23 Jul 2014

Governor Quinn approves Illinois “ban the box” law limiting private employers’ ability to screen job applicants by criminal history

On July 19, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn approved the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which prohibits private employers with fifteen

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 3 Jun 2014

Illinois legislature recognizes payroll cards as wage payment

The Illinois legislature has recognized payroll cards as a method of wage payment in Illinois. The House passed HB 5622 following prior approval from

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 31 Mar 2014

Illinois Supreme Court finds eavesdropping law unconstitutional

The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that the long standing rule in Illinois which requires all parties to consent to the recording of a

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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 21 Nov 2013

Legalization of same-sex marriage in Illinois means federal benefits for same-sex spouses

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill that changes the definition of "marriage" in Illinois from an act between a man and a woman to one

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