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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 legislation.” The new Illinois statute, called the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, applies to all private employers with…

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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.
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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. As a result, the modern employer-employee relationship…

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