Changes to public employee benefitsJune 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 272Recent amendments to the Illinois Pension Code include changes to provisions concerning employer and employee contributions, annual pension increases, duty disability benefits, and early retirement.
Threats to human service providers will be a class 3 felonyDecember 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 612The Criminal Code of 2012, which previously criminalized threatening public officials, has been amended to specifically include threats made to a human service provider (or to a member of their immediate family).
Public Employee Disability Act calls for disbursement of benefits beyond one calendar yearAugust 2006Illinois Law Update, Page 404On June 2, 2006, the Illinois Appellate Court, Fourth District, affirmed the decision of the Circuit Court of McLean County, construing the time limitation under the Public Employee Disability Act (Act), 5 ILCS 345/1 et seq, to apply to the time the employee is unable to perform, notwithstanding the calendar period of time that has passed since a duty-related injury.
Boundaries set for use of administrative leaveOctober 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 506The Department of Central Management Services ("Department") has amended Part 302 of Title 80 to clearly outline proper use of administrative leave.
Organ donor leave implementedAugust 2003Illinois Law Update, Page 384The Illinois Department of Central Management Services recently adopted amendments to implement the mandates of the Organ Donor Leave Act (5 ILCS 327).
County must pay judgment against sheriffBy Helen W. GunnarssonMay 2003Lawpulse, Page 220The Illinois Supreme Court recently held that a county must pay judgments entered against a sheriff's office acting in an official capacity.
Public-employee pension pitfallBy Helen W. GunnarssonMarch 2003Lawpulse, Page 110Teachers, police officers, and other government workers charged with crimes related to their official duties have one thing in common ; they all face the loss of their pensions, a fact their lawyers should keep in mind.
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.
The Lawyer’s JournalBy Bonnie C. McGrathApril 2001Column, Page 166Police can keep suspects out of their own homes; adoption by one spouse only; arbitration clauses and fee agreements; and more.
Benefits extended to non-union employeesJanuary 2001Illinois Law Update, Page 14On October 27, 2000, the Illinois Department of Central Management Services adopted new amendments to section 303 of the Illinois Administrative Code. 80 Ill Adm Code 303.