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Employer Liability for Off-Premises Violence

December 5, 2017 | Client Alert

Employers must not tolerate sexual harassment or workplace violence on their premises. Not only is it wrong, but it exposes an employer to legal liability. But what about a situation when violence between two employees happens off premises? Is an… Read More

DOL Overtime Regulation Enjoined: Now What?

December 5, 2017 | Client Alert

Last evening, United States District Judge Amos L. Mazzant, III, issued a nationwide injunction from his federal court in Texas at the behest of the State of Nevada and twenty other states. Judge Mazzant enjoined the implementation and enforcement of… Read More

The ADA Bares Its Teeth

July 6, 2017 | Client Alert

In the past year, it has been startling to see the number of Americans with Disabilities actions brought against employers that implicate both safety concerns and the use of powerful drugs. For example, last May, a lawsuit was reinstated against… Read More

New Laws on the Horizon for Illinois Employers in 2017

June 26, 2017 | Client Alert

Every January, employers face an array of new employment laws, rules, and regulations. With a new presidential administration, the enforcement of those laws on the federal level remains unpredictable. However, employers’ obligations under new state laws do not carry the… Read More

No Poaching Agreement and DOJ’s Antitrust Guidance

June 26, 2017 | Client Alert

A few years back, the Department of Justice launched an antitrust action against several technology giants, including Apple, Google, Intel, Pixar, and others. The action was based on the Sherman Act and alleged that these employers committed a per se… Read More

Employee Marijuana Use and the Evolving Law

June 6, 2017 | Client Alert

The change in presidential administration has led many commentators to question what aspects of employment law and labor law will change. At present, we can only speculate. What we do know is that the decriminalization of marijuana, both medicinally and… Read More

LLC Act Overhaul

April 20, 2017 | Client Alert

Effective July 1, 2017, Illinois has substantially revised the Illinois Limited Liability Act. The Amendments contain significant changes to the Act, which was introduced in 1994. Emphasizing “freedom of contract,” the Amendments permit an Illinois LLC and its members to… Read More