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Cook County Wage Theft Law

Cook County has approved an ordinance to stop employers from committing wage theft.  According to the Chicago Tribune:  “Businesses that have broken state or federal wage and labor laws would be disqualified from receiving property tax abatements, business licenses or …

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Illinois Employee Pregnancy Discrimination Law Passed

Illinois passed a law (PA 98-1050) requiring that employers of any size make reasonable accommodations arising out of pregnancy.   The law relates to accommodations while the employee is pregnant, recovering from childbirth, and if the employee is having common medical …

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Unpaid Wages, Bonuses and Commissions–Illinois Court Decision

Unpaid wages, bonuses, and commissions are common problems at the end of an employment relationship. Employees frequently retain lawyers to sue for unpaid compensation in the form of bonuses, wages, commissions, overtime or under employment contracts. A recent Illinois case …

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DOL Issued New Independent Contractor Misclassification Guidance

The US Department of Labor has issued an interpretation relating to independent contractors.   It relates to the Fair Labor Standard Act’s identification of workers who are not properly classified.   It explains that: Misclassification of employees as independent contractors …

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NLRB Joint Employer Standard—Impact On Wage, Discrimination, and Wrongful Termination Lawsuits

The NLRB recently issued a ruling that expands the potential liability of franchisors and others in employment lawsuits. Essentially, the decisions allows for companies (other than the direct employer) to be deemed an employer. For example, subcontractors could potentially be …

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