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Obesity: Not A Disability In Illinois

July 25, 2019 | Client Alert

The statistics are familiar to all of us. Adult obesity exceeds 35% in seven states, 30% in 29 states, and 25% in 48 states. Understandably, some employees seek an accommodation under the ADA for their obesity because it affects their… Read More

Illinois Labor Shortage: Practical Suggestions for Employers

May 15, 2019 | Client Alert

The top issue for many Illinois employers is the state’s labor shortage. According to Moody’s Analytics, Illinois faces a real demographic challenge: lower unemployment, an aging population, out migration to faster growing states, and lower immigration which all translate… Read More

DOL Provides Helpful Guidance on Joint Employment

May 1, 2019 | Client Alert

Theologians we will never settle “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” But human resource professionals know that more than one entity can be an employer of the same employee. Indeed, we wrote about “joint… Read More

No-Match Letters Are Back: Ignore Them At Your Peril

April 5, 2019 | Client Alert

When it comes in the mail, it will appear innocuous enough – a simple letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Even its official name is non-threatening – Employer Correction Request (aka No-Match Letter). Some employers may never have… Read More

Employee Privacy Rights on the Ascendancy in Illinois

February 8, 2019 | Client Alert

The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. holds two lessons for Illinois employers. First, Illinois employers must scrupulously comply with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“Act”). No quarter will be given… Read More