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2020 Articles

Court Fashions Test for Challenging Collective Action Notices Based on Arbitration Agreements By Michael R. Lied March 2020 A summary of Bigger v. Facebook, Inc.
Court Refuses Discovery of Litigation Funding Information By Michael R. Lied March 2020 A summary of  In re Valsartan N-Nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) Contamination Products Liability Litigation.
Employee NDAs Need Recalibration Under Illinois Law By Paul Starkman March 2020 The Illinois Workplace Transparency Act will affect Illinois employers’ use of workplace confidentiality, nondisparagement, noncooperation, and arbitration provisions.
Employers Must Use New I-9 Employment Verification Forms By Michael R. Lied March 2020 As of Jan. 31, employers should begin using Form I-9 with revision date of October 21, 2019, to comply with their employment eligibility verification responsibilities.
Expert Testimony on Implicit Bias Barred By Michael R. Lied March 2020 A summary of Abdullah Haydar v. Amazon Corporate LLC.
Protections for COVID-19 Whistleblowers in Healthcare By Alan Kabat & Devin Wrigley May 2020 Many employees in the healthcare field are raising concerns about their employers’ failure to adhere to national and local recommendations for preventing the spread of COVID-19. But what legal protections do these employees have against retaliation for speaking out?
Reimbursement Revisited: Teleworking Costs in the Age Of COVID-19 By Christopher Hennessy & Jeremy Glenn May 2020 Given the unprecedented surge in teleworking, further discussion is warranted in an effort to predict how Illinois courts may interpret the Wage Payment and Collection Act when evaluating reimbursement of potential costs associated with teleworking.
Summary of Recent Legislative Changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act and More By Glenn Gaffney March 2020 The Illinois General Assembly recently passed numerous legislative amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act, signed into law by Governor Pritzker.
What Kind of Evidence Must an Employee Present to Prove He Worked Unpaid Overtime? By Michael R. Lied May 2020 A summary of VIET v. LE.