Section Chair Carl Draper looks ahead to the hot topics in the labor & employment law field.
Court parses Human Rights Act jury instructions
The case of Schnitker v. Springfield Urban League, Inc. proves it is always helpful to read a decision that addresses jury instructions, particularly where there are no pattern instructions.
Lawyers behaving badly
It’s a bad idea for lawyers to threaten to call immigration authorities to gain advantage over another party.
Negligent hiring and supervision in Illinois
A look at the recent cases of Susanna McNerney v. Muhtar Allamuradov, 303 TAXI, LLC, and Grand Transportation, Inc. and John Doe v. The Catholic Bishop of Chicago.
New I-9 form and employer handbook
US Citizenship and Immigration Services released a revised version of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification on July 17, 2017.
NLRB rulings impede employer investigations
In Banner Health System, a majority of the NLRB Panel found that a Human Resources Consultant JoAnn Odell unlawfully requested employees who were involved in a workplace investigation not to discuss the matter with their coworkers while the investigation was ongoing.
Pre-employment screening in Illinois
A look at the federal and state restrictions on the use or scope of pre-employment inquiries into an applicant’s credit and/or criminal histories.
Why do powerful serial harassers get away with it for so long?
This article discusses the standards developed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids harassment based on sex, race, and other protected characteristics, and also forbids retaliation against those who oppose unlawful actions or participate in the Title VII enforcement process.