Articles on Employment

Illinois DOL Issues COVID-19 Vaccine Compensation/Leave Guidance By Christy E. Phanthavong Labor and Employment Law, April 2021 With an express purpose of encouraging employees and their families to get the COVID-19 vaccine, the Illinois Department of Labor recently issued guidance for employers regarding compensation and paid leave in connection with absences for vaccine appointments.
Nondisparagement Clause Does Not Violate National Labor Relations Act By Michael R. Lied Labor and Employment Law, December 2020 In IGT d/b/a International Game Technology, the general counsel alleged that IGT violated section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Relations Act by maintaining an overly-broad nondisparagement provision in an agreement.
Political Expression in the Workplace: Practical Tips for Employers By Caroline Burnett Business Advice and Financial Planning, October 2020 Tips for employers to keep political polarization from seeping into the workplace.
Political Expression in the Workplace: Practical Tips for Employers By Caroline Burnett Labor and Employment Law, September 2020 Tips for employers to keep political polarization from seeping into the workplace.
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Workplace Transparency Act: Not as Clear as You Wish By Carl R. Draper Intellectual Property, September 2020 In 2019, the Workplace Transparency Act was signed into law as Public Act 101-0221. This comprehensive bill makes some fundamental changes to the balance of employment rights that now affect many small businesses.
The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Workplace By Corina Valderrama Labor and Employment Law, August 2020 A look at what companies around the country are doing in response to the Black Lives Matter movement.
Workplace Transparency Act: Not as Clear as You Wish By Carl R. Draper General Practice, Solo, and Small Firm, July 2020 In 2019, the Workplace Transparency Act was signed into law as Public Act 101-0221. This comprehensive bill makes some fundamental changes to the balance of employment rights that now affect many small businesses.
Small Employers Beware: Changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act By Samantha Bobor Young Lawyers Division, February 2020 Effective January 1, 2020, under the Illinois Human Rights Act, the definition of "employer" expands from any Illinois employer with at least 15 employees to those with one or more employees.
Noncompetes: consideration, peppered with confusion By Hon. John C. Anderson Intellectual Property, January 2019 Courts hold that postemployment restrictive covenants must be supported by adequate consideration, generally characterized as "employment for a substantial period of time." But what is a "substantial period of time"? Illinois Supreme Court guidance would be helpful.
Part-time employment—Does it work? By Jeffrey A. Rouhandeh Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, December 2002 Part-time Employment--does it work? Is this a rhetorical question? I want to go on record and state unequivocally, maybe.

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