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Your Rights as an Employee Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)

Posted on: April 30th, 2021 by

Your Rights as an Employee Under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) required certain employers to provide paid leave for employees under certain circumstances related to COVID-19. However, the requirement to provide paid leave under FFCRA expired on December 31, 2020. While some assumed that the provisions…

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Federal Laws that May Protect Employees from Coronavirus Hazards

Posted on: August 28th, 2020 by

Businesses across the United States have closed their doors to comply with state-wide closures and mandates. The Illinois Governor issued a “stay-at-home” order back in March, and it is unclear when it will be lifted. However, some parts of the country are starting to lift restrictive orders, at least for certain businesses. Businesses have had…

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The Extra Layer of Protection Afforded Government Employees

Posted on: July 28th, 2020 by

Those who work for the City of Chicago, one of the state’s counties or the State of Illinois itself, may not be aware that they may be subject to the protection of employment laws beyond those that protect those in the private sector. Such employees may be afforded additional protection for employment disputes, wrongful termination,…

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Goldman & Ehrlich Is Accepting New Clients Amid COVID-19

Posted on: June 28th, 2020 by

COVID-19 has brought about a lot of new changes for everyone, including our legal clients. It is creating environments that many people thought were not possible before the pandemic broke out. If you are facing a new legal issue, we are here to help. The employment attorneys at Goldman & Ehrlich are accepting new clients…

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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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