Employers not responsible for employee fatigueOctober 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 526On July 14, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of La Salle County, dismissing plaintiff Behrens' complaint against Harrah's for failure to state a claim.
Employers’ liability for employees’ loose tonguesBy Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2006Lawpulse, Page 338The Illinois Supreme Court will review an appellate court's ruling that a hospital employee has a "continuing off-shift duty" to keep confidential information about patients confidential.
Mandatory arbitration agreements are binding on employeesJune 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 284On March 23, 2006, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed the decision of the Illinois Appellate Court, Fifth District, which held that mandatory arbitration agreements between employers and employees are only valid if entered into "knowingly and voluntarily" by the employee.
Wages and sinBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2005Lawpulse, Page 274Can an employee who considers homosexuality a sin openly oppose his employer's workplace diversity effort? What are the limits of religious practice and expression in the workplace?
Allowing Disparate Impact Claims Under the ADEABy Lori D. Ecker and Joseph M. GagliardoApril 2005Article, Page 198Will the U.S. Supreme Court allow older employees to prove age discrimination based on employers' facially neutral practices?
Subcontractors bewareBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2005Lawpulse, Page 110Many businesses struggle with how to classify the people who work for them – are they employees or independent contractors? This case won't make it easier.
When Johnny and Jenny come marching homeBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2005Lawpulse, Page 8Their jobs had better be awaitin' and the accompanying job rights preserved, or their employers may be guilty of violating federal law.
Illinois’ new WARN lawBy Helen W. GunnarssonNovember 2004Lawpulse, Page 562There's already a federal law requiring employers to notify workers about layoffs and closing; effective January 1, there'll be a state law to go with it.