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Illinois Hops On The Equal Pay Bandwagon: Amends Equal Pay Law, Enacts Salary History Ban
On July 31, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 834 into law, strengthening and amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 ("IEPA").
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7 Aug 2019
Chicago Is The Latest City To Enact A Predictive Scheduling Law
The Chicago City Council approved the "Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance" on July 24, 2019.
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1 Aug 2019
Bucking The Right-To-Work Trend, Illinois Passes Ban On Right-To-Work Zones
On April 12, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker (D) signed legislation effectively banning local governments from passing right-to-work ordinances. Public Act 101-0003,
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15 May 2019
Illinois Governor Signs Bill Raising The Statewide Minimum Wage To $15 Per Hour
On February 19, 2019, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law the "Lifting Up Illinois Working Families Act," which raises the state's minimum wage, in increments, to $15 per hour by 2025.
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27 Feb 2019
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27 Dec 2018
Chicago City Council Creates Office Of Labor Standards To Enforce Chicago's Employment Ordinances
On October 31, 2018, the Chicago City Council unanimously approved the formation of the Office for Labor Standards (OLS).
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19 Nov 2018
Illinois Amends IHRA To Extend Filing Deadlines, Simplify Procedures, And Reduce Administrative Backlog
For years, Illinois employment lawyers have had the frustrating experience of trying to explain the quirks of IHRA practice before the IDHR and IHRC to out-of-state clients and colleagues.
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11 Sep 2018
DOL Issues Updated FMLA Forms
On September 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division released the long-awaited new Family Medical Leave Act notices and certification forms. The new forms are now available for download from the DOL website.
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10 Sep 2018
Chicago Considers Fair Workweek Ordinance
The Chicago City Council currently has before it a proposed ordinance entitled the "Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance," which, if passed, would severely limit Chicago employers' ability to change employees' posted schedules, and would otherwise encumber employers in employee scheduling.
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25 Jul 2018
NLRB Issues Reversal Of Obama-Era Precedent On Settlements And Seeks Comment On Quickie Election Rule
As anticipated, the new National Labor Relations Board Republican majority has begun a dramatic shift in labor policy.
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22 Dec 2017
NLRB Requires Specificity In Management-Rights Clauses
When drafting a collective bargaining agreement, employers often insist on a management-rights clause.
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29 Jul 2016
Illinois' Newly Amended Eavesdropping Statute Poses Challenges For Employers
Illinois' controversial eavesdropping statute was finally amended, effective December 30, 2014, to replace the version of the statute that the Illinois Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional in March 2014.
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28 Jan 2015
Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Prohibition On Non-Consensual Audio Recordings, Raising New Issues For Employers
Illinois employers had been able to rely upon Illinois' prohibition against all non-consensual recording of conversations, whether private or not. As of March 20, 2014, that prohibition no longer exists.
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27 Mar 2014
Seventh Circuit Finds Interstate School Bus Drivers Exempt From Overtime
The Seventh Circuit joined the Second, Third, and Ninth Circuits in finding that interstate school bus drivers are covered by the Motor Carrier Act exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act, and accordingly cannot make claims for overtime pay under the FLSA.
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29 Jul 2013
Decision May Pave Way For More Stringent FLSA Collective Action Certification Standard
In a decision that may significantly impact certification and decertification decisions in FLSA collective actions, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decertification of a Rule 23 class and FLSA collective action, essentially applying the standards set forth by the U.S. Supreme Court in Dukes v. Wal-Mart to an FLSA collective action.
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15 Feb 2013
New Seventh Circuit Decision May Pave The Way For More Stringent Certification Standards In FLSA Collective Actions
In a decision that may significantly impact certification and decertification decisions in FLSA collective actions, a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decertification of a Rule 23 class and FLSA collective action.
United States
12 Feb 2013
Illinois Supreme Court Recognizes Privacy Tort And Holds Employer Liable Under Agency Law
On October 18, 2012, the Illinois Supreme Court delivered a very important decision for Illinois employers in Lawlor v. North American Corporation of Illinois, Case No. 112530 (Oct. 18, 2012).
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13 Nov 2012
Social Media Policies In The NLRB's Crosshairs
Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Lafe Solomon, published three Advice Memos that expressed his views on the application of the National Labor Relations Act to social media policies.
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11 Oct 2012
Illinois' New Social Media Password Protection Law Handicaps Employers' Legitimate Business Activities
On August 1, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a bill modifying Illinois' Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act.
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9 Aug 2012
Board Draws New Access Standard For Onsite Contractor Employees
On March 25, 2011, the National Labor Relations Board issued a decision with potentially broad ramifications for employers involved in service contract arrangements.
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4 Apr 2011
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