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Illinois Bar Journal
Articles on Employment Law

“On-call” time at home not considered ``work” for emergency medical technicians under the Fair Labor Standards Act March 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 130 On January 7, 1999, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the holding of the United States District Court finding that hours spent by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) "on-call'' was not considered performing work within the meaning of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath February 1999 Column, Page 70 No retaliatory discharge claims for whistle-blowing lawyers...
Remarks by a supervisor made prior to a reduction in employee duties are not probative of discriminatory intent in the termination of that employee five months later. February 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 73 On December 3, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's grant of summary judgment to Ameritech, the defendant.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath January 1999 Column, Page 10 ADA plaintiffs must be accommodating.
To prove a prima facie case of discrimination under the Human Rights Act, the plaintiff must show that she is handicapped as defined in that Act January 1999 Illinois Law Update, Page 13 On November 12, 1998, the first district of the Illinois Appellate Court held that the city's failure to consider accommodations in its hiring decisions regarding the blind plaintiff did not rise to the level of unlawful discrimination under the Human Rights Act because the plaintiff was not considered handicapped within the meaning of the Act.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie McGrath December 1998 Column, Page 658 RICO and privacy and fraud (and family law), oh my!
Independent contractors are not considered to be employees under the ADEA November 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 596 On September 8, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's holding that the defendant, the North Knox School District.
The Lawyer’s Journal By Bonnie Fitzgerald McGrath November 1998 Column, Page 590 Post-Ellerth business boom?
Six-month distance between EEOC claim and agency rehiring too great to show the requisite causal link in ADEA retaliation claim November 1998 Illinois Law Update, Page 596 On September 17, 1998, the Seventh Circuit of the United States Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's judgment that the plaintiffs had failed to show that the defendant agency had violated the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) by retali retaliating against them after a claim was brought with the EEOC for wrongful discharge.