Employees

Common employment law issues

On June 18, Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented a seminar to an audience of 45 CPAs affiliated with the Illinois CPA Society – North Shore Chapter. The seminar was entitled “Common Employment Law Mistakes for Illinois Businesses: What Are They and How to Avoid Them.” Mr. Tremblay spoke about issues relevant to […]

Employers can avoid holiday party liabilities ~ as a ’tis the season rhyme

Twas the employer’s holiday party, getting all away from the house Employees were stirring, excited to be out The company took many precautions with care To avoid claims of liability after the celebratory affair Tables were lined with food and employees were well fed So none of the eggnog would go too far to their […]

Employee investigations—in some circuits, you can rely on what you know

Circuit decisions offer a reminder about the importance of conducting an investigation before disciplining or terminating employees Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published “Employee investigations—in some circuits, you can rely on what you know.” In their article, they discuss how a recent decision by the 8th Circuit […]

Social media policy concerns gain traction as NLRB issues first decisions

In-house counsel can take lessons from two recent NLRB decisions Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi and Milwaukee Associate Jesse Dill recently published an article entitled “Social media policy concerns gain traction as NLRB issues first decisions.” The article discusses the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) two recent decisions regarding employers’ social media policies. […]

Legislation seeks to ban employer use of employee social media passwords

Chicago Partner Mark Spognardi recently wrote an article, “Legislation seeks to ban employer use of employee social media passwords: Companies could face privacy or discrimination suits for requesting personal log-in information,” that discusses the recent legislative trend seeking to prohibit employers from asking applicants and employees for usernames and passwords to their social media networking […]

Beer, brats and FMLA intermittent leave, ah, summertime has arrived

Many companies seem to notice an interesting trend that creeps up every June and lasts until mid August, or sometimes into the opening of deer hunting season: an increase in intermittent leave requested under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA). Perhaps the nicer weather does indeed create a rash of “serious health conditions.” After all, […]

Conducting Employee Exit Interviews

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner E. Jason Tremblay authored the article titled “How to get the most out of your final discussion with a departing employee,” which appeared in the March 5 edition of Inside Counsel. In the article, Mr. Tremblay explains that exit interviews are generally the last opportunity the employer has to speak […]

Jason Tremblay to present at 4-part seminar series on employment law for businesses

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay will speak at the “Employment Law for Businesses” seminars co-hosted by Arnstein & Lehr. The 4-part seminar series covers topics on  employment laws, pitfalls facing employers and easy steps to reduce liability and protect your business. The seminars will take place in Arnstein & Lehr’s Chicago office and by […]