Small firms, big casesBy Helen W. GunnarssonOctober 2003LawPulse, Page 486How three lawyers from small-practice settings and different parts of Illinois teamed up to bring a high-stakes whistleblower lawsuit.
Workin’ overtimeBy Helen W. GunnarssonAugust 2003LawPulse, Page 374Proposed federal regs would redefine exemptions from overtime laws, particularly for managerial employees.
Bankrupt employees; no firing after filing?By Helen W. GunnarssonJuly 2003LawPulse, Page 326Employers may not "discriminat[e] or retaliat[e] against" employees who have filed for bankruptcy. But what does that mean?
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.
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?