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.
Small firms, big casesBy Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2003Lawpulse, Page 486How three lawyers from small-practice settings and different parts of Illinois teamed up to bring a high-stakes whistleblower lawsuit.
Workin’ overtimeBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2003Lawpulse, Page 374Proposed federal regs would redefine exemptions from overtime laws, particularly for managerial employees.
Bankrupt employees; no firing after filing?By Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2003Lawpulse, Page 326Employers may not "discriminat[e] or retaliat[e] against" employees who have filed for bankruptcy. But what does that mean?