Mark Spognardi

Concealed carry comes to Illinois

Earlier this year, Illinois became the last state in the Union to pass a concealed carry firearms law.  While the law went into effect immediately, permit applications are to be made available 180 days after enactment, which will be shortly after the first of the new year. Much confusion amongst employers remains with this new […]

Mark Spognardi writes for Inside Counsel on harassment claims

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark A. Spognardi authored an article for Inside Counsel’s website that was published on September 30. The article titled, “Failure to complain insulates employers from harassment claims,” discuss two cases that demonstrate why employers should properly review and train employees on the harassment policies of their company. To read the […]

Mark Spognardi contributes to two HR publications

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark A. Spognardi was quoted in two articles that appeared on Thomson Reuter’s HR Compliance Bulletin and Employee Terminations Bulletin. The first article, “Social media harassment: Potential legal liability for your organization?” discusses harassment through social media and whether or not an employer is able to take action should an […]

Mark Spognardi and Charles Pautsch present successful seminars on new concealed carry, medical marijuana legislation in Illinois

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partners Mark A. Spognardi and Charles W. Pautsch hosted two seminars titled “Guns and Weed” on September 10 and 11. The seminar addressed how to comply with the newly passed Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act, as well as the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. These two laws are […]

Mark Spognardi writes for Inside Counsel on labor law developments

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark A. Spognardi authored an article for Inside Counsel titled, “Labor law developments unfold before 2014 elections” that was published on September 2. Considering all of the president’s nominees were confirmed this summer by the Senate, Mr. Spognardi discusses the challenges the president’s labor board faces with GOB and legal […]

Supreme Court’s recent clarification of supervisor definition in Title VII cases

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark A. Spognardi authored a column for Inside Counsel magazine’s website that was published on August 5. The article, titled “Labor: Supreme Court clarifies definition of supervisor for Title Vii discrimination and harassment cases” provides an overview of a recent clarification by the Supreme Court. On June 24, 2013, the […]

Medical Marijuana Law Comes to Illinois

  In an article entitled “Medical Marijuana Law Comes to Illinois,” Mark outlines the parameters of the newly passed Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act. He then goes on to explain how this new law will affect employers in the workplace. To read the article in full, please click here.

Possible legal challenges CVS might face due to its new health insurance wellness policy

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi was interviewed for a Law360 article, “CVS Worker Weigh-Ins Should Survive Lawsuits,” published March 30. The article focuses on the possible legal challenges CVS might face due to its new health insurance wellness policy. The insurance will cost employees more money if they don’t commit to participating in […]

Possible pitfalls of Yahoo’s work-from-home ban

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark A. Spognardi provided his thoughts in the March 1 Law360 article “Following Yahoo On Work-From-Home Ban May Spell Trouble.” The article addressed lawyers’ concerns that companies that ban telecommuting need to act carefully to avoid being sued for breaching disability or discrimination laws. To read Mr. Spognardi’s comments and […]

Right-to-work law

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published an article, “Michigan right-to-work law continues to put labor on its heels,” in the December 24 issue of Inside Counsel. In the article, they discuss that Michigan became the 24th state to pass “right-to-work” legislation on December 11, amid scenes of […]