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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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Wage Lawsuit Retaliation Is Protected Activity

In 200 East 81st Restaurant Corp. d/b/a Beyoglu and Marjan Arsovski. Case 02–CA–115871 the NLRB ruled that a single FLSA plaintiff who brought a putative wage class action lawsuit, and then was fired, was able to bring a claim for protected …

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sistarovertimelawsuit

Information about the Sistar Overtime Pay Lawsuit is available here. The lawsuit alleged that employees worked over 40 hours per week but were not paid the required time and one half of their regular rate of pay. A judgment was …

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Can I be fired for filing a workers compensation claim?

We are frequently asked whether it is legal to be fired for filing for workers compensation claims. In Illinois, it is illegal to retaliate against an employee who files for workers compensation. In 2016, an injured worker received a jury …

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DuPage County Bar Association Presentation– Independent Contractor Misclassification

Misclassification Of Illinois Workers David Fish is presenting to the DuPage County Bar Association on February 19, 2016 on behalf of the Labor and Employment Committee to the organization’s member lawyers. The presentation will focus upon the expending definition of …

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