Articles From Stephen E. Balogh

Otto May, Jr. v. Chrysler Group LLC: Anatomy of the largest employment discrimination verdict in Illinois history By Stephen E. Balogh Labor and Employment Law, August 2013 Regardless of how and when this lawsuit finally resolves, it remains that the Clerk of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has anecdotally informed the district judge and the parties that the verdict entered by the jury of eight people in the courtroom in Rockford, Illinois, on September 2, 2009, stands as the largest award in a single-plaintiff employment discrimination case in any district court in Illinois.
The Supreme Court and retaliation in the “zone of interests”: Thompson v. North American Stainless By Stephen E. Balogh & Adam B.E. Lied Labor and Employment Law, March 2011 Thompson filed a retaliation claim against his employer, American Stainless, alleging that he had been fired in retaliation because his fiance, also employed by American Stainless, had complained about sex discrimination.
Pyett: Waiver of statutory federal judicial forum rights in collective bargaining agreements By Stephen E. Balogh & Adam B.E. Lied Labor and Employment Law, September 2009 Recently, the Court’s ruling in 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett, presented a complete break with the prior understanding of bargained-for arbitration clauses
The Illinois Personnel Records Review Act: Do I really have to give him the secret memo? By Stephen E. Balogh & Adam M. Fleming Labor and Employment Law, June 2008 At a recent meeting of the Labor & Employment Law Section Council, members became embroiled in an argument over a question none could answer with certainty.
Seventh Circuit speaks on Abstention Doctrine By Stephen E. Balogh & Adam M. Fleming Federal Civil Practice, September 2006 Recently, in Tyrer v. City of South Beloit, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit provided further guidance on the federal abstention doctrine.
Employer liability for harassment by non-employees By Stephen E. Balogh Labor and Employment Law, March 2006 In 1998, the Supreme Court told us that an employer would be liable, pursuant to Title VII, for conduct of its employee which creates an actionable hostile work environment.
“Support Our Troops,”- it’s more than a bumper sticker: Proposed regulations for implementation of USERRA1 By Stephen E. Balogh Labor and Employment Law, November 2004 In April, 2003, this publication told us "what every employer should know" about the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 ("USERRA" or the "Act").
How much does a peppercorn cost?: Modification of existing employment relationships after Doyle v. Holy Cross Hospital By Stephen E. Balogh & Brendan A. Maher Labor and Employment Law, August 2004 The question is asked by an employer, "Can I make my employees sign covenants not to compete?"

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