Adam Young

Adam Young

Holland & Knight LLP

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Illinois Releases Pregnancy Accommodation Proposed Rules

The Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) released proposed rules regulating pregnancy discrimination and accommodation in employment. Released on July 17, 2015, these rules are authorized by the Illinois Pregnancy...more

7/31/2015 - Employee Benefits FMLA Human Rights Paid Leave Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination PTO Reasonable Accommodation Undue Hardship

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Termination of Medical Marijuana User - A Trend Is Beginning for Courts to Permit Employers to...

In Coats v. Dish Network, the Colorado Supreme Court held that the state’s “lawful activities” statute did not limit the right of an employer to discharge an employee for the employee’s lawful (under Colorado law) use of...more

6/22/2015 - CO Supreme Court Coats v Dish Network Controlled Substances Act Corporate Counsel Disabled Dish Network Drug Testing Hiring & Firing Lawful Activities Act Medical Marijuana Non-Work Hours Wrongful Termination

Higher Chicago Minimum Wage Takes Effect July 1, 2015

Beginning July 1, 2015, Chicago's minimum wage will increase to $10.00 per hour. This is the first of a series of tiered minimum wage increases. The new minimum wage rate is $1.75 higher than the current Illinois minimum wage...more

5/6/2015 - City of Chicago Minimum Wage Tipped Employees Treble Damages Wage and Hour

New Bill Expands Illinois Human Rights Act's Pregnancy Protections

On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed House Bill 8, amending the Illinois Human Rights Act by placing new obligations on employers with respect to pregnant employees. The new changes take effect on January 1,...more

8/27/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues FMLA Human Rights New Legislation Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act Will Require Employers to Take Action

On July 9, 2013, Illinois passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (FCCA), becoming the final state to permit the concealed carry of firearms. In 2014, the Illinois State Police must begin accepting applications for licenses to...more

8/9/2013 - Concealed Carry Permit Concealed Weapons Employer No-Weapons Policies Gun Laws Guns-in-Trunks Legislation

Employer Wellness Programs: Final Rules Issued Under the Affordable Care Act

Final regulations for wellness programs have been issued to help employers encourage healthier behaviors among their employees....more

6/10/2013 - ADA Affordable Care Act DOL Final Rules GINA Healthcare HIPAA Wellness Programs

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