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Substantial Changes Ahead For Illinois Employers In 2020 Relating To Sexual Harassment Training, Mandatory Arbitration Agreements, And More
On August 9, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed into law Public Act 101-0221 (the "Act"), which enhances protections against workplace sexual harassment and discrimination.
United States
26 Aug 2019
Seventh Circuit Reaffirms Test For Employee Status
On May 8, 2019, the Seventh Circuit reaffirmed its test for determining employee status under federal anti-discrimination laws ...
United States
29 May 2019
Impactful Sexual Harassment Bill Passes Illinois Senate
On April 11, 2019, the Illinois state Senate voted to pass Senate Bill 1829, also known as the Workplace Transparency Act (the "Act").
United States
2 May 2019
Seventh Circuit Limits ADEA Protections For Job Applicants
On January 23, 2019, the Seventh Circuit held that the ADEA's prohibition of disparate impact discrimination do not extend to job applicants. Kleber v. CareFusion Corp., No. 17-cv-1206.
United States
4 Feb 2019
2019 Brings Employment Law Changes For Illinois Employers
As 2018 draws to a close, state and local lawmakers in Illinois have been passing legislation that will further regulate a variety of employers' practices.
United States
18 Dec 2018
Proskauer Delivers #MeToo Webinar With EEOC Commissioner Feldblum
On September 5th, Proskauer partner Steve Pearlman had the honor of delivering a webinar with EEOC Commissioner Chai Feldblum, which Proskauer senior associate Danielle Moss moderated.
United States
1 Oct 2018
Chicago Passes Ordinance Requiring Hotels To Provide "Panic Buttons" To Certain Employees
On October 11, 2017, the Chicago City Council passed the Hotel Workers Sexual Harassment Ordinance (the "Ordinance"), which requires Chicago hotels to develop anti-sexual harassment policies..
United States
30 Oct 2017
7th Circuit Holds Long-Term Leave Is Not A Reasonable Accommodation Under The ADA
The district court granted summary judgment in favor of Heartland, and Plaintiff appealed.
United States
29 Sep 2017
Illinois Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Prohibit Employer Inquiry Into Wage History
This bill is one of the latest to be considered as part of a growing patchwork of salary history inquiry laws around the country.
United States
1 Sep 2017
Seventh Circuit: EEOC May Continue Investigation After Dismissal of Private Lawsuit
The Seventh Circuit recently concluded that the EEOC's investigative powers do not end when a lawsuit related to the originating charge ends. EEOC v. Union Pacific, No. 15-cv-3452 (Aug. 15, 2017).
United States
25 Aug 2017
Comment Letter Requests SEC Require Public Companies To Furnish Gender Pay Ratio Data To Investors
In a February 1, 2016 comment letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC"), Pax Ellevate Management LLC Chair Sallie Krawcheck and Chief Executive Officer Joseph F. Keefe requested that the SEC take steps to require companies to annually disclose gender pay ratio information to investors.
United States
30 Mar 2016
Frivolous Whistleblower Claim Yields Stiff Sanctions
The New Jersey Appellate Division recently upheld sanctions of more than $191,000 to Sunhillo Corporation in connection with its defense of claims under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act.
United States
10 Aug 2015
Self-Help Discovery Does Not Immunize Employee From Prosecution, Says NJ Supreme Court
Ivonne Saavedra filed a lawsuit under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination ("LAD") against her employer, the North Bergen Board of Education.
United States
26 Jun 2015
Cook County, Illinois Amends Human Rights Ordinance To Limit Credit Checks
In addition to Illinois, nine other states—specifically, California, Maryland, Connecticut, Hawaii, Washington, Oregon, Vermont, Colorado, and Nevada—have restricted the use of credit history for purposes of employment.
United States
1 Jun 2015
Supreme Court Concludes That EEOC Conciliation Efforts Are Reviewable By Courts
The case arose from a sex discrimination EEOC charge against Mach Mining, LLC (Company), alleging that the Company refused to hire female mineworkers.
United States
30 Apr 2015
New Illinois "Ban The Box" Law Covers Private Employers
Governor Quinn has signed the Act which prevents private employers from asking an applicant about his or her criminal history on the initial job application.
United States
22 Jul 2014
Another Whistleblower Bounty From The SEC
On October 30, 2013, the SEC announced that it rendered a $150K award to an anonymous whistleblower whose tips allegedly helped thwart a scheme to defraud investors.
United States
8 Nov 2013
Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of SOX Whistleblower Claim On Causation Grounds
In a brief but notable decision, the Ninth Circuit affirmed summary judgment in an employer’s favor on causation grounds in a SOX whistleblower retaliation case.
United States
12 Mar 2013
Supreme Court Asked To Decide If Retaliation Claims Require New Administrative Charge
On January 8, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court was petitioned to rule on whether employees must file a new or amended charge to pursue an employment retaliation claim arising from an initial Title VII discrimination charge.
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6 Feb 2013
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4 Feb 2013
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