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  1. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS August 2019

    August 15, 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanA Roadmap for Successful Faragher-Ellerth DefensesWithin the employment discrimination context, employers are vicariously liable for unlawful sexual harassment committed by their supervisors against the supervisor’s subordinates. This liability cannot be avoided if the harassment is accompanied by an adverse employment action. However, in cases […]


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  3. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS July 2019

    July 15, 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanComing Soon: Telecommuting as Reasonable Accommodation in Seventh CircuitFor years, the Seventh Circuit has maintained its position that telecommuting is an unusual accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Pub.L. No. 101-336, 104 Stat. 327, that would only be found reasonable […]


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  5. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS June 2019

    June 14, 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanIllinois Supreme Court Sheds Light on Pleading Requirements for Negligent Supervision ClaimsIn Doe v. Coe, 2019 IL 123521, the Illinois Supreme Court clarified the elements of three causes of action that are often brought together and decided together — negligent hiring, negligent supervision, and […]


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  7. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS May 2019

    May 15, 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanDOL Issues First Trump-Era Guidance on Independent Contractor ClassificationPresident Trump’s Department of Labor has finally waded into the waters of worker classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA), ch. 676, 52 Stat. 1060 — and the result is business-friendly.On April 29, […]


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  9. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS April 2019

    April 15, 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert Collman Updates from the DOL DOL’s Opinion Letter on FMLA The DOL issued an opinion letter in March 2019 that disapproves of commonly used strategies to extend leaves under the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (FMLA), Pub.L. No. 103-3, 107 Stat. 6. […]


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  11. Special Feature FLASHPOINTS March 2019

    March 15, 2019

    Ian H. Fisher & Gillian G. Lindsay Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, Chicago 312-637-3000 | E-mail Ian H. Fisher | E-mail Gillian G. LindsayBiometric Technologies Create Big LiabilitiesBiometric data is fascinating and frightening. Fingerprints, iris imaging, hand scans, and face geometry are no longer reserved for special agents. Employers use fingerprints to track employees’ hours, […]


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  13. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS March 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanFight for $15 Successful in IllinoisIllinois’ legislature has voted to join the growing number of states increasing their minimum wages to $15 per hour. The increase will be implemented over a five-year phase-in period, in which the first increase will occur January 1, 2020. […]


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  15. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS February 2019

    February 15, 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert Collman Seventh Circuit’s Opinion in Cervantes v. Ardagh Is Cautionary Tale for Hasty Complainants Plaintiff Juan Cervantes began his employment with the Ardagh Group in 1991 and, throughout the years, worked in various positions including forklift driver, electro-mechanic, and pallet loader. Cervantes v. Ardagh […]


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  17. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS January 2019

    January 15, 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Kevin P. Noll & Thomas C. Garretson Robbins Schwartz, Chicago | 312-332-7760 E-Mail Amanda Tiebert Collman | E-Mail Kevin P. Noll | E-Mail Thomas C. GarretsonHeading Into the New Year with New Employment LawsOf Illinois’ new employment laws for 2019, there are two standouts of which labor and employment practitioners should be […]


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