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Causation and reasonably foreseeable business circumstances under the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act By Alan L. Hellman March 1999 The federal Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN Act, was passed by Congress in 1988 to provide workers and local communities with 60 days' advance notice of plant closings and mass layoffs.
Editor’s note July 1999 This issue contains an interesting article pointing out distinctions between substantive law and remedies under the Illinois Human Rights Act in comparison to federal law.
How to develop an acceptable affirmative action program By Jill P. O’Brien & Joanna G. DuPriest November 1999 Developing an Affirmative Action Program ("AAP") can be a very daunting task, especially if it is being done for the first time. Although the process of drafting an AAP is time-consuming and complex, this article sets forth some guidelines to help attorneys prepare an acceptable AAP and to help you identify which of your clients need an AAP in the first place
Minutes of section council meeting February 1999 The Midyear Meeting of the ISBA Labor and Employment Law Section Council was called to order at 4:30 p.m. at the Sheraton Hotel in Chicago by Mr. David Krchak, chair. The following members were present:
Recent Human Rights Commission decisions By Michael R. Lied March 1999 In Matter of Stanley Clark and Rodriguez and Villalobos, Charge No. 1992 CA 0945, ALS No. 7087 (May 29, 1998), complainant alleged he was discriminated against based on his national origin, non-Hispanic, and age. Respondent law firm asserted complainant was terminated because of poor job performance.
Recent Illinois Human Rights Commission decisions By Michael R. Lied June 1999 In Matter of Nancy L. Christensen and First State Bank of Walnut, Charge No. 1991 CA 1980, ALS No. 6185 (March 25, 1999), complainant alleged she was terminated based on her age.
A sampling of reasons to distinguish the Illinois Human Rights Commission from federal court By John M. Wood July 1999 The potential pratfalls that face any attorney who practices only periodically in a given area of the law are pronounced in employment discrimination law.