The newsletter of the ISBA’s Section on Labor & Employment Law
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Newsletter articles from 2001
One issue which has not been settled totally is when a union contract may require union members to arbitrate statutory claims.
Employment law update
1. Sinkler v. Mid-West Property Management, 209 F.3d 678 (7th Cir. 2000). The Seventh Circuit held that an individual's driving phobia was not sufficiently limiting to qualify as a disability.
Expert witnesses cannot testify to standard of conduct in a fiduciary duty case
LID Associates, et al. v. Charles F. Dolan, et al., 2001 Ill. App. LEXIS 683 (1st Dist. Aug. 30, 2001), involved claims by a number of limited partner investors in Cablevision of Chicago against general partner, Charles F. Dolen and Cablevisions Systems Services Corporation for breach of fiduciary duty involving three financing transactions.
Our proposed legislation to repeal the statute making it a Class A misdemeanor for an attorney to charge a fee on behalf of a claimant before the Illinois Department of Employment Security (HB 812) was sponsored by Jay C. Hoffman (D), 112th Representative District, 126 Vandalia, Suite 1, Collinsville, Illinois 62234 (618-345-2176).
IDHR stakeholder survey
Because the Labor and Employment Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association meets approximately four to five times a year it was not possible to respond to the IDHR stakeholder survey until now.
Minority business set aside program ruled unconstitutional
In Builders Association of Greater Chicago v. County of Cook, et al., 256 F.3d 642, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a district court ruling that Cook County's minority and women-owned business enterprise program was unconstitutional.
NLRB makes it harder towithdraw recognition from a union
In Levitz Furniture Company v. United Food and Commercial Workers Union, Local 101, 333 NLRB No. 105, the NLRB reversed nearly 50 years of precedent, making it more risky for an employer to unilaterally withdraw recognition from an incumbent union.
Nursing mothers to be accommodated
A new law effective July 12, 2001 requires covered employers to provide nursing mothers with unpaid break time to express breast milk.
When a committee decides
State and Federal case law has recently clarified that discriminatory comments by one member of a decision making Board or Committee will not necessarily fatally taint the decision