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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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TRO Denied Because Severance Agreement Waived Non-Compete, Employer Lacked Evidence, Delay

In Bridgeview Bank Group v. Meyer, 2016 IL App (1st) 160042 (February 17, 2016) the Illinois appellate court affirmed a Cook County judge’s decision to deny to a bank a temporary restraining order against a former senior vice president. The …

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Illinois Whistleblower Act Applies to Individuals In Employment Retaliation Lawsuit

A recently decided case, Hower v. Cook County Sheriff’s Office, 15 C 6404, 2016 WL 612862, at *2-3 (N.D. Ill. Feb. 16, 2016), explains the scope of Illinois Whistleblower claims, including that not only employers can be liable. In that …

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