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Katherine S. Bailey


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Katherine S. Bailey is an Associate in the Chicago, Illinois, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Ms. Bailey served as a law clerk to the Honorable Frank P. Geraci, Jr., Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.

In law school, Ms. Bailey was an Executive Editor on the Editorial Board of the Michigan Law Review, and she served as a research assistant to professors at the University of Michigan Law School. She was additionally recognized for her brief-writing and oral advocacy skills in the Law School’s 92nd and 91st Henry M. Campbell Moot Court Competitions and 1L Oral Advocacy Competition. Ms. Bailey also served as a law clerk at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Illinois.

Published Works

  • “The FMLA and Psychological Support: Courts Care About ‘Care’ (and Employers Should, Too),” 115 Mich. L. Rev. 1213 (2017) [Author]

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August 12, 2019

Illinois Enacts Workplace Harassment Law, Creating New and Expanded Obligations for Employers

August 12, 2019

Employers in Illinois will have new obligations related to employment contracts, training, and agency oversight under a wide-ranging bill signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker on August 9, 2019, that is intended to combat workplace harassment and provide greater protections for employees. Senate Bill 75 unanimously passed both houses of... Read More

June 11, 2019

Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana

June 11, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”) (HB 1438) on May 31, 2019. Governor J.B. Pritzker has stated he will sign the bill.  The Act legalizes marijuana for recreational purposes. The Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, will allow anyone over the age of 21 to possess, use, or buy... Read More

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Illinois Legalizes Recreational Marijuana, Posing Challenges For Employers
June 12, 2019

The Illinois General Assembly passed the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”) (HB 1438) on May 31, 2019, legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes. Governor J.B. Read More