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Personnel rules for public officials and employees revised
Illinois Law Update, Page 612
The Illinois Office of the Secretary of State made several changes to Title 80, Subtitle B, Chapter II, Part 420, Personnel Rules, Pay Plans, and Position Classifications. 80 Ill Adm Code 420.
Polygraph Exams in Sex-Offense Cases
Article, Page 528
Despite doubts about their reliability, polygraph exams are required in sex-offense cases. This article discusses the law.
Article, Page 184
Supporters of drug, mental-health, and other specialty courts say they reduce recidivism and help offenders get control of their lives.
Prosecutors on prosecutroial discretion
Lawpulse, Page 230
Two state's attorneys from opposite ends of illinois discuss their philosophies about deciding whether, and if so how, to prosecute a case.
The Public Utilities Act amended. PA 095-0660
Illinois Law Update, Page 444
The Public Utilities Act was amended by adding section 8-408 titled "Energy efficiency plans for small multi-jurisdictional utilities." 220 ILCS 5/8-408.
QDRO does not grant an increased benefit
Illinois Law Update, Page 180
On February 6, 2008, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, affirmed the judgment of the Circuit Court of Cook County entering an order consistent with the Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO) presented on behalf of the petitioner.
A Quick Guide to the Illinois Dead Man’s Act
Article, Page 352
According to the hornbooks, the Act bars testimony by someone with an interest in litigation about a conversation with or event occurring in the presence of a decedent. But what does that mean?
R U monitoring employees’ text messages?
Lawpulse, Page 438
An employee had a reasonable expectation of privacy in private e-mail he sent during work hours on his employer-issued pager, the federal ninth circuit rules.
Rescuing Colleagues in Crisis
Article, Page 240
Learn the warning signs of addiction and what you can do to help a colleague - or yourself.