Publications

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August 26, 2019
Publication
Effective July 1, 2020 many Chicago employers will be required to give employees 10 days’ notice of their calendar workweek schedule (increasing to 14 days on July 1, 2022) or instead...
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
August 20, 2019
Publication
On June 25, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law the Illinois Cannabis Act, which will end cannabis prohibition in Illinois starting Jan. 1, ...
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
August 20, 2019
Publication
The I-9 Form, which is used to verify employment eligibility, is set to expire August 31st.
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
August 1, 2019
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A new law in Illinois seeks to advance the fight for pay equity. Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation on July 31, 2019, banning Illinois companies from asking job applicants or their...
Jillian M. Molz
Associate
August 1, 2019
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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker has signed into law an amendment to the Health Care Worker Background Check Act, which provides an expedited process for applicants with arrest or conviction records to...
Jillian M. Molz
Associate
July 23, 2019
Publication
The Illinois General Assembly has passed SB 75, a bill that would require all employers in the state to provide workplace sexual harassment training to employees annually, following the trend of...
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
Jillian M. Molz
Associate
March 27, 2019
Publication
Attention businesses operating in Illinois: If you use a person’s “biometric” data for things like timekeeping or security, you must have a written policy under which you: (1) obtain written consent,...
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
March 14, 2019
Publication
Early March has come in like a lion for employers, who are now facing potential new federal rules on overtime and classification, as well as changes to how much information they...
Jillian M. Molz
Associate
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
January 22, 2019
Publication
As we welcome 2019, the following is a recap of new laws affecting Illinois employers. Illinois Human Rights Act The Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) now requires all Illinois employers to...
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
Jillian M. Molz
Associate
September 4, 2018
Publication
On August 21, 2018 the State of Illinois amended the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act to prohibit an employer from reducing an employee’s compensation for breaks for nursing mothers.
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
May 25, 2018
Publication
The U.S. Supreme Court has delivered a major victory for employers across America – ruling that mandatory arbitration agreements that contain a provision prohibiting any form of class or collective...
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
Human Resources and Employment
January 4, 2018
Publication
The issue of sexual harassment and misconduct in the workplace vaulted to the forefront of most employers’ attention in 2017, with the #MeToo hashtag going viral and Time magazine naming as...
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
November 7, 2017
Publication
In a groundbreaking decision, the federal appellate court in Chicago has held that employers are not required under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) to provide an employee with a long-term...
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
September 7, 2017
Publication

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has announced an immediate stay and review of an Obama-era policy requiring pay information to be included on form EEO-1....

Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
September 6, 2017
Publication
Remember last November when a federal judge put a temporary hold on significant changes to federal labor laws affecting millions of workers and their employers?
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
June 2017
Publication
Two new local ordinances requiring employers in Cook County or Chicago to provide paid sick leave take effect on July 1, 2017.
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
May 9, 2017
Publication
The Illinois House of Representatives has passed House Bill 2462, which aims to prevent pay discrimination against women in Illinois. The bill amends the existing Equal Pay Act of 2003, which...
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
April 4, 2017
Publication
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit (in Chicago) ruled on April 4, 2017, that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 – which prohibits workplace discrimination...
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
January 23, 2017
Publication
Effective Jan. 22, 2017, all employers must have completely converted to using the new version of Form I-9 to verify new employee identification and U.S. employment authorization for both citizens and...
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
December 29, 2016
Publication
As we enter the new year, several new or amended employment laws will take effect for Illinois employers – and inevitably affect many individuals as well. The 2017 changes starting either...
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
November 23, 2016
Publication
On Tuesday, November 22, 2016, a Texas federal court temporarily blocked the U.S. Department of Labor’s new overtime rule nationwide, scheduled to take effect next week on Thursday, December 1.
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
May 2016
Publication
Companies can now bring civil actions for misappropriation of their trade secrets in federal courts through the Defense of Trade Secrets Act 2016, making it easier to prevent former or current...
David L. Newman
Partner
Chair, Intellectual Property Practice
Intellectual Property
April 30, 2016
Publication
McDonald’s and the National Labor Relations Board faced off in an administrative court to determine whether the fast-food chain is liable for the actions of its franchisees as a joint employer.
Mark D. Brookstein
Partner
Human Resources and Employment
Litigation
March 2016
Publication
Litigation over restrictive covenant agreements, including non-competes, is on the rise. Because such agreements are viewed as restraints on trade, they are generally disfavored by Illinois courts. In a recent decision,...
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
Litigation
June 2013
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
March 2013
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
January 2013
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
Litigation
April 2012
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
Litigation
February 2011
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
January 2011
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
April 2010
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
July 2009
Publication
David M. Arnburg
Partner
Human Resources and Employment
Corporate
November 2008
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
October 2008
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
March 2008
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
January 2008
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
August 2007
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment
Litigation
May 2007
Publication
David N. Michael
Partner
Chair, Litigation Practice
Human Resources and Employment