New 7CA limits on arbitration agreementsBy Helen W. GunnarssonJune 2002Lawpulse, Page 282Employer-employee arbitration agreements that require each party to pay its own attorney fees in civil rights and sexual harassment cases are unenforceable, the seventh circuit rules.
The ABCs of the ADABy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2002Lawpulse, Page 226Every lawyer should know something about this far-reaching statute.
Responding to employees’ security fearsBy Helen W. GunnarssonJanuary 2002Lawpulse, Page 10Post-September 11, it's more important than ever to respond appropriately to employee worries about safety in the workplace. But that doesn't mean acceding to unreasonable demands, a Chicago lawyer says.
Disaster volunteersDecember 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 624On September 14, 2001, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services adopted an emergency amendment to section 303 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 80 Ill Adm Code 303.
Preventive legal care for employersBy Helen W. GunnarssonDecember 2001Lawpulse, Page 620A Chicago attorney offers employment-law audits to her clients. Should you do the same?
Tort of retaliatory discharge does not extend to demotionMarch 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 116On December 29, 2000, the First District of the Appellate Court of Illinois held that the plaintiff employee's alleged demotion did not constitute "discharge" as required of a retaliatory discharge claim, and that Illinois does not recognize a cause of action for retaliatory demotion.