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Chicago, Illinois Minimum Wage Increase

Yesterday, Chicago, Illinois alderman voted  44-to-5 to raise Chicago’s minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2019.  At that same time, Illinois lawmakers announced they were unable to get the votes necessary to call for minimum wage increase. The modification of any minimum …

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Wrongful Discharge Claims In Illinois

Wrongful Discharge The wrongful discharge claims against McDonalds are gaining nationwide attention.  These cases are interesting as they seek to impose liability on a franchisor (as opposed to just the franchisee). In Illinois, employers may not terminate, demote, refuse to …

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Class and Collective Action Waivers WERE Unenforceable In Employment Agreements

Note:  The law has been changed and therefore this posting no longer states the current state of the law.   The Seventh Circuit decided Lewis v. Epic Systems on May 26, 2016. This is a significant case that holds that …

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Mara Baltabols

Mara is an accomplished civil litigator and class action attorney with a wide-range of experience litigating in state and federal court. Mara was recognized as an Illinois Super Lawyer Rising Star in Civil Defense Litigation in 2013, and in Consumer …

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Arbitration Clauses In Employment Contracts In Illinois

The enforceability of arbitration agreements in Illinois courts was discussed in this article written by Mr. Fish that was published in the Illinois State Bar Association’s newsletter governing alternative dispute resolution. Click here for article on the enforceability of arbitration clauses …

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