Employment Law News

Circuit split on whether internal reporting triggers whistleblower anti-retaliation protection under Dodd Frank ripe for Supreme Court determination

In a much-anticipated decision, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently held in Berman v. Neo@Ogilvy LLC1 that internal reporting of alleged wrongdoing to an employer is sufficient to trigger protection under Dodd-Frank’s anti-retaliation prov… Read More
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Marc Siegel Talks LGBTQ Rights in the Workplace

Earlier this week, Marc Siegel joined Jill Hopkins on the Vocalo Morning Amp to discuss workplace equality. Specifically, Marc touched on the rights of members of the LGBTQ community under state and federal law. While the state of Illinois and the Ci… Read More
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President Obama Announces New Overtime Regulation

On June 29th, President Obama announced proposed changes to the federal overtime regulations, which will greatly increase the number of employees eligible to receive overtime. Under the current regulations, an employee performing certain job duties m… Read More
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Higher Minimum Wage for Chicago Employees Beginning July 1, 2015

On July 1, 2015, Chicago’s minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour. This increase in the minimum wage is the first increase in a series of annual tiered minimum wage increases that will continue through 2019. Read More
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Supreme Court Holds that Courts May Review EEOC’s Conciliation Duties

Last month, the Supreme Court reversed the Seventh Circuit’s decision that the Equal Opportunity Commission’s statutory conciliation obligation was unreviewable. In Mach Mining, LLC v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Supreme Court ex… Read More
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Unemployment FAQ’s

Losing a job is a financial burden, especially when there are bills to pay and a family to support. To make matters more complicated, the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act is riddled with rules and exceptions to rules that dictate whether you are e… Read More
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Understanding the New “Ban the Box” Law in Illinois

At the beginning of this year Illinois joined a growing number of states and cities (including Massachusetts, Minnesota, Rhode Island, Hawaii, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Baltimore, Newark, and Buffalo) that have enacted “ban the box legi… Read More
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Same-Sex Spouses Now Protected Under the FMLA

The Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) now covers same-sex spouses. This overdue coverage was made possible after the Department of Labor modified its regulations to re-define “spouse” so as to cover all same-sex marriages. Read More
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Is Job Security Extinct?

The days of working for a single employer for your entire career and leaving with a gold watch are long gone. Today, the average employee stays at a job for approximately four years – a relative flash in the pan during a forty to sixty year career.… Read More
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