Employment Laws

5th Edition of Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers is Now Available

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Chicago Partner, E. Jason Tremblay, has published the 5th Edition of his book entitled “Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers – How to Protect Your Business From Liability and Comply with State and Federal Employment Laws.”  This 182-page book provides an excellent summary of federal and state employment and labor laws […]

Ban the Box Law Will Soon Apply to Virtually All Chicago Employers

E. Jason Tremblay On November 5, 2014, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that effectively makes the recently-passed Illinois’ Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (commonly known as the Ban the Box Law) apply to all Chicago employers. The Illinois Ban the Box Law does not apply to employers with less than 15 employees, […]

Illinois Appellate Court rules on enforcement of restrictive covenants

In a somewhat surprising development, the Illinois Appellate Court recently ruled that restrictive covenants are not enforceable if an employee has worked less than two (2) years for the employer seeking enforcement, unless that employee has received special, additional consideration beyond being hired for agreeing to the restriction. Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services (Illinois Appellate […]

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 […]

Eighth Circuit Again Deconstructs FMLA Constructive Notice

This year marks a decade for employers in the Seventh Circuit dealing with the difficult concept of “constructive notice” for an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act leave. But the Eighth Circuit recently again questioned whether that rule is still legitimate. First, a reminder. The Family and Medical Leave Act allows for an employee to […]

Employment rights of employees who have been arrested

Business Insider recently asked Arnstein & Lehr Fort Lauderdale Partner Lori Adelson for her thoughts on the rights of employees who have been arrested and how an employer has to balance the rights of the worker with the impact the arrest has on the office and other employees. Ms. Adelson was quoted in a February […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harley Storrings quoted in Society for Human Resource Management newsletter on FLSA lawsuits

Arnstein & Lehr Miami Partner Harley Storrings was quoted in the July issue of The Society for Human Resource Management newsletter. The article, titled “FLSA: The Dinosaur in the Room,” discusses the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and the increase in lawsuits as the law has increasingly fallen out of step with the modern […]

Jason Tremblay’s eBook chapter on employment law available now on Amazon

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay has published a chapter of his electronic book on employment law, which is now available on Amazon.com. The eBook chapter is titled “Ten Easy Steps Employers Can Take to Avoid Employment-Related Liability.” Amazon is still working on the full book. To purchase, click here.