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Chicago Meat Authority Settles Racial Discrimination and Retaliation Lawsuit

Posted on: May 21st, 2022 by

Recently, the Chicago Meat Authority, a Chicago meat processing plant, made the news, but not in a way that had anything to do with meat processing. The company settled a lawsuit against it for $1.1 million. The lawsuit was filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in February 2018 alleging that the Meat…

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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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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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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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What is a Reasonable Accommodation?

Posted on: February 28th, 2018 by

America has long prided itself on diversity, freedom of religion, and equality. However, our country is still fighting its roots of slavery, Native American eradication, and subjugation of women. America’s past continues to haunt us to this day, particularly in respect to the workplace. Workplace discrimination occurs in many forms, such as refusing to hire…

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Can an Employer Fire an Employee Who is Part of a Hate Group?

Posted on: September 28th, 2017 by

With the recent hate rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, still on everyone’s minds, employers are wondering about how this affects them and their businesses as a whole. Businesses tend to hire workers who have the same values as the company. So what happens when a business is associated with having racist white supremacist as an employee?…

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