Executive Legal Counsel

Bradley Manewith Named an Illinois Rising Star for 2015 by Illinois Super Lawyers

Bradley Manewith has been recognized by Illinois Super Lawyers in the 2015 publication. Mr. Manewith was recognized as an Illinois Rising Star for the third consecutive year. Super Lawyers selects its attorneys from more than 70 practice areas, throu… Read More
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Marc Siegel Named 2015 Super Lawyer

Marc Siegel named by Super Lawyers as one of the top 100 lawyers (out of 60,000-90,0000 lawyers) in the State of Illinois for the 4th straight year. Read More
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Siegel is there after the ‘day of reckoning’

They called him “labor boy.” Marc J. Siegel’s labor and employment career began as a mediator at Duke University’s Durham Dispute Settlement Center, and it continued at the University of Illinois College of Law, where he took every labor and… Read More
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Supreme Court: Amazon does not have to Pay Employees for Waiting Time

Earlier this month, the U.S. Supreme Court released a decision in the matter of Integrity Staffing Solutions, Inc. v. Busk. In the unanimous decision, the Court held that Amazon did not have to compensate warehouse workers in Nevada for the 25 minute… Read More
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Lorrie Peeters to conduct training in Las Vegas

Lorrie Peeters will be conducting training in Las Vegas and St. George, Utah on November 24th and 25th.  She will be addressing prevention of harassment, and over 100 participants are expected to attend. Read More
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Marc Siegel to speak in Rockford on employment issues

On Tuesday, November 18th, Marc Siegel will be speaking at Holstrom Kennedy’s employment law seminar for its clients.  Mr. Siegel has been invited to join HK partners Bobbie Holzwarth and Al Mezny to discuss the top mistakes made by employers… Read More
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Department of Labor Proposes Rule Change to Expand FMLA Coverage for Same Sex Spouses

On June 20, 2014, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced a proposed rule that would extend FMLA protections to otherwise eligible employees in same-sex marriages living in states that do not recognize such marriages. Presently, the FMLA’s definitio… Read More
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General Assembly Unanimously Passes HB8 Amending the Illinois Human Rights Act

On May 28, 2014, the Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed new amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act. The new amendments will require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnancy and related medical conditions. That being sa… Read More
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Amendment to IHRA Requiring Accommodations for Pregnant Employees Moves to Senate

Earlier this month, the Illinois House of Representatives approved a measure intended to provide additional protections for pregnant employees. If passed, HB 8 will amend the Illinois Human Rights Act to require that employers provide employees reaso… Read More
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NLRB

In a first-of-its kind ruling, the NLRB has ruled that football players at Northwestern University can create the nation’s first union of college athletes. The question before the NLRB was whether the football players – who receive full scholarsh… Read More
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