Executive Legal Counsel

Seventh Circuit Extends Title VII Protection to LGBT Employees in Groundbreaking Ruling

In a full panel hearing before the Seventh Circuit, Kimberly Hively was given the ability to proceed with her employment discrimination case wherein she claimed that she was  denied promotions and ultimately terminated because of her sexual orientat… Read More
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EEOC Announces Changes to Proposal to Collect Pay Data from Employers

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) is making equal pay for men and women an agency priority. On July 13, 2016 the EEOC announced a revised version of its plan to expand the collection of payroll data from federal contractors and… Read More
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What can the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team teach us about pay discrimination?

Over the past few months the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has been in the news for more than its many successes on the field.  In March, five members of the National Team filed a charge of discrimination against the U.S. Soccer Federation wit… Read More
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Should Executives Accept Mandatory Arbitration as a Condition of Employment? The Pros and Cons of Arbitrating Employment Law Claims

Executives should be leery of signing any employment agreement containing an arbitration clause without advice of counsel. Everyone learns during middle school that the courts, or judiciary, make up one of the three branches of the U.S. government. … Read More
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Trade Secrets, the Competition and What You Need to Know

Executives be careful!  What you know could get you in trouble.  Do know the obligations in your restrictive covenant agreement?    XPO Logistics Freight Inc., a national truckload logistics company, filed a lawsuit against its rival YRC Inc. th… Read More
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Promoting Respect and Civility in the Workplace: What the Super Bowl Halftime Show Can Teach Us About Diversity

Sunday night, more than 100 million viewers tuned in to watch Super Bowl 50, which included halftime performances by Coldplay, Beyonce, and Bruno Mars. In the aftermath of the halftime show, there have been flurries of articles analyzing whether Cold… Read More
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Can My Employer Do That? Wrongful Discharge in Illinois

We regularly hear from people who believe they’ve been wrongfully discharged. The circumstances vary widely – from a boss who is constantly berating an employee to a coworker who is making the work environment difficult – but often these circum… Read More
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Siegel & Dolan Wins at the Seventh Circuit on Questions of Employee Misclassification and Denial of Class Certification

Courier services beware. Yesterday afternoon, the Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment in favor of plaintiffs and vacated the district court’s denial of class certification in Costello v. BeavEx. BeavEx is a same-day delivery and logistics co… Read More
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What can you do if you're harassed at a holiday party?

Company holiday parties are an annual tradition.  They are meant to be fun and to build employee morale.  Unfortunately, all too often some employees enjoy themselves too much.  Year after year there are stories about employees telling off-color j… Read More
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Marc Siegel Gives Mediation Presentation

This week, Siegel & Dolan’s Managing Partner, Marc Siegel, along with colleague Mike Leech of Talk Sense Mediation, presented to a panel of more than 20 mediators at the Association of Attorney Mediators Monthly Mediators’ Forum Meeting. Sieg… Read More
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