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Paid Sick Time and Benefits During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted on: April 28th, 2020 by

Employers and employees in Chicago have questions about their rights and obligations during the coronavirus pandemic. A recent Chicago Tribune article explains how some laws predating the pandemic will pertain to employers and employees. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act also will be applicable to many employers and workers in Illinois. In terms of new laws, the…

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Illinois Employee Files Discrimination Lawsuit

Posted on: March 28th, 2020 by

An Illinois employee recently filed a lawsuit against the City of Danville, according to aWCIA newsreport. The employment discrimination claim also names former city leaders. The employee, a former administrative assistant, alleges discrimination on the basis of race and sex. The city fired the 51-year-old Danville employee, Lisa Robinson, in 2018. Robinson started working for the…

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Employment Changes Based on the Workplace Transparency Act

Posted on: February 28th, 2020 by

The Workplace Transparency Act (WTA) took effect in Illinois just two months ago across the state. Employers and employees alike should understand their rights and obligations under the new law. The Illinois General Assembly passed the law last June in connection with other laws related to sexual harassment. The law is similar to other laws passed in…

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Tethered Rights: Liability of American Corporations for Their Foreign Subsidiaries’ Violations of Title VII

Posted on: October 28th, 2019 by

Goldman & Ehrlich is pleased to announce that our associate, Sam Sedaei, recently had an article published in the American Bar Association Journal. Tethered Rights: Liability of American Corporations for Their Foreign Subsidiaries’ Violations of Title VII Corporations in the free marketplace constantly look for ways to secure advantages over their competitors. As the global economy becomes…

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Practical Aspects of Discovery in an Administrative Forum

Posted on: September 28th, 2019 by

Arthur R. Ehrlich will be speaking at the 37th Annual Federal Sector Labor Relations & Labor Law Conference on September 19, 2019, being held at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  Join top government officials and policymakers, world-class management-side attorneys and union representatives, and leading academics for a focused day of learning about the future of the…

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D.C. Retailer and EEOC Resolve Disability Discrimination Matter

Posted on: September 28th, 2019 by

Wal-Mart Stores East, LP, which operates an outlet in Northwest Washington, agreed to pay $100,000 and provide other relief to settle allegations it discriminated against two deaf employee who applied for jobs. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Walmart refused to provide accommodations, such as closed-captioned training videos and sign language interpreters, to two hearing-impaired applicants.…

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EEOC Commissioner Speaks in Milwaukee

Posted on: August 28th, 2019 by

For the first time since 2016, Equal Employment Opportunity Commissioner Victoria Lipnic addressed the annual Industry Liaison Group meeting, which was held in Wisconsin this year. Commissioner Lipnic addressed two pressing employment law issues: pay equity and age discrimination. Specifically, Lipnic noted the looming September 30 deadline to comply with the EEO-1. Compliance requires most companies to…

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Mining Company and EEOC Resolve Sexual Harassment/Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on: June 28th, 2019 by

Northern Star (Pogo) LLC, an Alaska-based gold mining company, agreed to pay $690,000 and provide other relief to resolve a discrimination and retaliation action. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the company refused to promote a woman and instead promoted other, less-qualified male candidates. When Hanna Hurst applied for the promotion and then complained, Northern Star…

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Chicago Mayoral Candidate Was Targeted Over Anti-Discrimination Legislation

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by

Chicago Mayoral Candidate was targeted recently over her support of anti-discrimination legislation introduced in Congress to protect members of the LGBTQ community against employment discrimination. According to a March 19, 2019 NBC News report, a distribution of homophobic flyers across Chicago’s South Side portrayed mayoral candidate Lori Lightfoot as supporting a ‘Gay Equality Act’ in Illinois. While the front…

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EEOC Announces Major Pay Discrimination Settlement

Posted on: May 28th, 2019 by

EEOC Announces Major Pay Discrimination Settlement Multi-state diesel engine manufacturer Cummins, Inc. agreed to pay $77,500 to settle a pay discrimination suit out of court. According to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, a Nashville worker received less than her male co-workers. Cummins officials reviewed the woman’s salary and concluded that there was a gender gap. But they…

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