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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 30 Oct 2017

Will Illinois Ban Salary History Inquiries? Hang on for a Bumpy Override!

As the 2017 legislative session closed in Illinois, Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed several measures relating to labor and employment issues. He rejected

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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 1 Jul 2015

Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect July 1, 2015

On July 1, 2015, Chicago's Minimum Wage Ordinance goes into effect for all covered employers and employees. The Ordinance, which will raise the

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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 2 Feb 2015

Northern District of Illinois grants employer summary judgment in "dual jobs" tip credit case

On December 17, 2014, Judge Charles Norgle of the Northern District of Illinois granted summary judgement to an employer on all counts in a tip

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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 15 Dec 2014

Illinois Department of Human Rights issues approved employer posting for pregnancy rights

On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law House Bill 8 amending the Illinois Human Rights Act (the Act) to provide greater

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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 9 Sep 2014

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel signs Executive Order raising minimum wage to $13 per hour for employees of city contractors & concessionaires

Following a developing nationwide trend, on September 3, 2014, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel signed an Executive Order that will require City of Chicago

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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 29 Aug 2014

Illinois amends the Human Rights Act to provide greater protections regarding pregnancy

On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law House Bill 8 (the amendments), which amends the Illinois Human Rights Act (the Act)

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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 21 Jul 2014

Illinois enacts new law impacting inquiries on criminal background checks

On July 19, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which will go into effect on

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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 18 Jul 2013

Illinois Appellate Court finds insufficient consideration where employer relied on under two years employment in support of noncompetition and nonsolicitation agreements

On June 24, 2013, the Illinois Appellate Court for the First District (encompassing Cook County and Chicago) decided Fifield v. Premier Dealer

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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 14 Feb 2012

Illinois Appellate Court applies Reliable Fire retroactively to reverse and remand hair salon restrictive covenant case

In Reliable Fire Equipment Company v. Arrendondo, the Supreme Court of Illinois dramatically altered how protectable legitimate business interests in noncompetition agreements were to be reviewed under Illinois law, clarifying what it felt were decades of misapplication.

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Littler Mendelson PC | USA | 6 Dec 2011

Illinois Supreme Court expands scope of covenants not to compete

On December 1, 2011, the Supreme Court of Illinois issued its opinion in Reliable Fire Equipment Company v. Arrendondo, Case No. 2011 IL 111871, addressing and clarifying several issues relating to the enforceability of noncompetition agreements in Illinois and setting forth a standard that may result in employers facing a lighter burden to enforce such agreements against former employees.

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