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  • Seventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment Ruling Against Illinois Employee Who Refused to Participate in Sale of Product Banned in New York

    A recent Seventh Circuit decision interpreting Illinois law affirmed the district court’s ruling that an employee’s refusal to engage in activity illegal in New York, but not in Illinois, was neither protected under the Illinois Whistleblower Act (“IWA”) nor under a common-law retaliatory discharge theory. In Perez v. Staples Contract & Commercial, LLC, Perez, a... Continue Reading
    June 13, 2022
  • Class Action Trends Report Fall 2021

    In the latest issue of the Class Action Trends Report, Jackson Lewis attorneys discuss the emerging class action risks that arise at this stage of the COVID-19 pandemic, as employers navigate return-to-work challenges including employee screening, mask and vaccine mandates, and the need for ongoing safety measures as the crisis persists. We also take a look at the state... Continue Reading…
    September 30, 2021
  • Chicago Amends Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to Expand Bases for Leave; Create an Action for Wage Theft

    The Chicago City Council amended its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO) to clarify and expand the bases to take paid leave and to create a new action for wage theft. The wage theft provisions in the amended  PSLO became effective on July 5, 2021, and the paid sick leave amendments will take effect on August... Continue Reading
    July 31, 2021
  • Changes to Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Become Effective July 1, 2020

    On July 1, 2020, a number of substantive changes (including expanded coverage) to Chicago’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO) will become effective. These changes stem from recent amendments to the PSLO and the rules adopted by Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP). Read more. Continue Reading
    July 1, 2020
  • Intern or Employee? When “Take Your Children to Work” Day Backfires

    In late April each year, tens of millions of employees and millions of employers participate in Take Your Sons and Daughters to Work Day. Of course, the vast majority of the child participants are elementary school kids, or perhaps young teenagers, who visit their parents’ workplaces for a few hours and then return to their...… Continue Reading
    October 18, 2017