Parties in Labor Relations hearings must share stenographer costsOctober 2015Illinois Law Update, Page 18The Board recently adopted an emergency amendment to Section 1200.50 Recording of Hearings that requires parties to equally share all costs charged to the Board by a stenographer. 80 Ill. Adm. Code 1200 (eff. July 15, 2015).
Employee classifications and complaint proceduresNovember 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 524The Department of Labor, in accordance with legislative amendments to the Employee Classification Act, revised the regulations governing Employee Classifications to expand the definition of an "individual performing services."
Employer has no duty to bargain on recent pension changesJuly 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 320Under the recently amended Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, employers have no affirmative duty to bargain with employees for matters regarding changes, impact of changes, and implementation of changes made to Articles 14, 15, and 16 of the Illinois Pension Code.
General procedures and collective bargaining under the Education Labor Relations BoardJuly 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 320The Illinois Education Labor Relations Board (the "Board") passed amendments relating to its "General Procedures" (80 Ill. Adm. Code 1100), "Collective Bargaining and Impasse Resolution" (80 Ill. Adm. Code 1130), the "University of Illinois Bargaining Units" (80 Ill. Adm. Code 1135), and "Representation Procedures" (Ill. Adm. Code 1110).
Changes to the general procedures of the Labor Relations BoardMarch 2014Illinois Law Update, Page 120Amendments to the general procedures of the Labor Relations Board update the physical address of the Springfield office and provide the Board's website address as www.state.il.us/ilrb. 80 Ill. Adm. Code 31200 (eff. Dec. 13, 2013).
Workers’ Comp and Temporary or ‘Borrowed’ WorkersBy James P. LoobyAugust 2013Article, Page 426With more employers turning to staffing agencies, determining who the real employer is and isn't - and thus whom the worker might be able to sue in civil court - is trickier than ever.
Presumption of vesting of health benefits under collective bargaining agreementJuly 2013Illinois Law Update, Page 336On May 2, 2013, the Illinois Appellate Court, Third District, held that a city's decision to reduce retired employees' health benefits promised under a collective bargaining agreement should be analyzed as a matter of contract, subject to a presumption in favor of the vesting of these benefits.
The Tougher, Broader Illinois Prevailing Wage ActBy Kara M. Pomerantz PrincipeJanuary 2013Article, Page 42Counsel to contractors, governmental bodies, and workers take note: recent changes to the Illinois Prevailing Wage Act and the law interpreting it have broadened its reach and toughened requirements and penalties. Find out what it means for your clients.
No rehiring rights for laid-off Chicago teachersBy Adam W. LaskerApril 2012LawPulse, Page 178Unlike teachers outside Chicago, tenured Chicago public school teachers have no right to be rehired after they are laid off for economic reasons, the Illinois Supreme Court rules.
Collective bargaining agreement law amended. PA 096-0598February 2011Illinois Law Update, Page 72The Illinois Public Labor Relations Act has been amended for initial collective bargaining agreements entered into following the original certification of units with fewer than 35 public employees. 5 ILCS 315/7.
(Asset) Buyer BewareBy Sherwin D. AbramsDecember 2010Column, Page 644Warning to buyers of going businesses: you may be buying some of your sellers' liabilities.
A lawful strike must meet all of the prerequisites in the Labor Relations ActAugust 2005Illinois Law Update, Page 390On May 26, 2005, the Illinois Appellate Court, First District, vacated and remanded the decision of the Illinois State Labor Relations Board ("Board") finding that the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 241 ("Union") did not violate its duty to bargain in good faith when it contemplated and took actions in furtherance of a strike.