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Illinois Enacts Workplace Transparency Act
On August 9, 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed the Workplace Transparency Act (the "Act") into law. The Act will apply to all contracts, agreements, clauses, or waivers entered into
United States
23 Aug 2019
Chicago Enacts Fair Workweek Ordinance
On July 24, 2019, the Chicago City Council passed and Mayor Lightfoot approved a predictive scheduling ordinance known as the Fair Workweek Ordinance (the "Ordinance").
United States
8 Aug 2019
Ill. Supreme Court: BIPA Plaintiffs Are Not Required To Show Actual Harm To Have Standing
On January 25, 2019, in a closely watched case, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a plaintiff need not allege or demonstrate actual harm to have standing to pursue a claim under the Illinois
United States
4 Feb 2019
Seventh Circuit Limits ADEA Protections For Job Applicants
On January 23, 2019, the Seventh Circuit held that the ADEA's prohibition of disparate impact discrimination do not extend to job applicants. Kleber v. CareFusion Corp., No. 17-cv-1206.
United States
4 Feb 2019
Illinois Expands Workplace Protections For Breastfeeding Employees
Governor Bruce Rauner has signed into law a bill that expands protections for employees needing to express breast milk in the workplace.
United States
31 Aug 2018
District Court Dismisses Putative FCRA Class Action For Lack Of Standing
The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California recently dismissed a putative class action alleging violations of the FCRA, finding that the named plaintiff lacked standing to pursue her claims.
United States
30 Oct 2017
Illinois Passes Religious Garb Law Clarifying Religious Protections Under Illinois Human Rights Law
On August 11, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law Public Act 100-100, known as the "Religious Garb Law."
United States
25 Aug 2017
Cook County Suburbs Subject To Same Paid Sick Leave Obligations As Chicago
Effective July 1, 2017, Cook County Ordinance 16-4229 ("Ordinance") will allow employees who work in Cook County to accrue and use earned paid sick leave.
United States
17 Oct 2016
Illinois Enacts Child Bereavement Leave Act
On July 29, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Illinois Child Bereavement Leave Act (the "Act").
United States
1 Sep 2016
Illinois Prohibits Non-Compete Agreements With Low-Wage Employees
Effective January 1, 2017, the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (the "Act") will prohibit private sector employers from entering into non-competition agreements with employees earning a "low wage."
United States
30 Aug 2016
Illinois Domestic Workers Now Guaranteed Certain Employment Rights
On August 12, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Act (House Bill 1288) on behalf of domestic workers employed in private homes or residences into law.
United States
23 Aug 2016
Chicago Task Force Proposes 5 Days Of Paid Sick Leave For Employees
Poised to join the increasing number of cities that require paid sick leave, the Working Families Task Force (commissioned by Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel) recently recommended that employees in Chicago be allowed to earn at least 5 paid sick days each year.
United States
6 Apr 2016
Cal. App. Court Finds In Favor Of Whistleblower Who Never Complained Of Unlawful Conduct By The Employer
In Cardenas v. M. Fanaian, D.D.S., Inc., Case No. F069305, a California Court of Appeal determined that Plaintiff Cardenas could pursue a California Labor Code Section 1102.5 retaliation claim against her former employer.
United States
30 Oct 2015
ARB Rules That Secret Recording Of Workplace Conversations Can Be Protected Whistleblowing Activity
The Claimant made several safety complaints both to management and to the Department of Energy.
United States
14 Oct 2015
Cook County, Illinois Amends Human Rights Ordinance To Limit Credit Checks
In addition to Illinois, nine other states—specifically, California, Maryland, Connecticut, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Vermont, Colorado, and Nevada—have restricted the use of credit history for purposes of employment.
United States
1 Jun 2015
OSHA’s Recent Guidance On Whistleblower Retaliation Investigations
A review of this memorandum provides employers with insight as to the standard OSHA uses to determine whether a merits finding is in order.
United States
5 May 2015
Supreme Court Concludes That EEOC Conciliation Efforts Are Reviewable By Courts
The case arose from a sex discrimination EEOC charge against Mach Mining, LLC (Company), alleging that the Company refused to hire female mineworkers.
United States
30 Apr 2015
Washington Jury Awards "Perceived" Whistleblower $1 Million
Our loyal readers will recall that we recently posted on an arguably similar instance where a California court found in favor of a "whistleblower" who never even blew the whistle.
United States
17 Apr 2015
SEC Announces Enforcement Action Regarding Employee Confidentiality Agreement
On April 1, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced its first settlement of an enforcement action under the SEC's Rule 21F-17.
United States
7 Apr 2015
OSHA Issues Long-Awaited SOX Whistleblower Rule
On March 5, 2015, OSHA issued a long-awaited Final Rule regarding SOX whistleblower procedures and related matters.
United States
19 Mar 2015
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