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  1. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS June 2020

    June 15, 2020

    Catherine R. Locallo & Thomas C. Garretson, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Catherine R. Locallo | E-Mail Thomas C. Garretson Seventh Circuit: Jury, Not Judges, Must Decide Coach’s Sex Discrimination Claim On March 4, 2020, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s dismissal of a sex discrimination claim under Title VII […]


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  3. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS May 2020

    May 15, 2020

    Catherine R. Locallo, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Catherine R. Locallo Examining DOL Rule on New Employee Leave Rights Last month’s publication examined employee leave rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), Pub.L. No. 116-127, 134 Stat. 178 (2020). The FFCRA requires private employers with less than 500 employees, and non-federal public […]


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  5. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS March 2020

    March 13, 2020

    Catherine R. Locallo, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Catherine R. Locallo Better Safe Than Sued — Issuing Timely FMLA Notices The Seventh Circuit’s recent opinion in Lutes v. United Trailers, Inc., No. 19-1579, 2020 WL 746232 (7th Cir. Feb. 13, 2020), serves as a reminder to employers of the importance of training personnel to […]


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  7. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS February 2020

    February 14, 2020

    Catherine R. Locallo & Thomas C. Garretson, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Catherine R. Locallo | E-Mail Thomas C. GarretsonUnions Strike Back Through Amendments to Illinois Public Labor ActsIllinois enacted new legislation in response to Janus v. American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, Council 31, 942 F.3d 352 (7th Cir. 2019), which […]


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  9. Employment & Labor Law FLASHPOINTS November 2019

    November 15, 2019

    Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago 312-332-7760 | E-Mail Amanda Tiebert CollmanADA’s “Regarded As” Prong Doesn’t Cover Future DisabilitiesIn Shell v. Burlington Northern Santa Fe R.R., No. 19-1030, 2019 WL 5558090 (7th Cir. Sept. 26, 2019), the Seventh Circuit ruled that the “regarded as” prong of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), Pub.L. […]


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  11. 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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