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Gwendolyn Morales

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Illinois Senate To Consider A Bill Providing New Protections For Pregnant Employees

Last week, the Illinois House of Representatives approved a bill to strengthen protections for pregnant employees in the workplace. HB 8, introduced by Rep. Mary Flowers (D-Chicago) and supported by Governor Pat Quinn, would...more

4/17/2014 - Employee Rights Employer Mandates Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

The Issue Of Accommodating Pregnant Employees May Reach The Supreme Court

Signaling that it is considering taking up the issue of what accommodations employers must provide for pregnant employees, the Supreme Court last month requested the Solicitor General’s opinion as to whether to accept the...more

11/5/2013 - Civil Rights Act Pregnancy Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation Title VII UPS

The Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 Term

The Supreme Court’s 2013-2014 term opened yesterday. In this term, the Court will hear and decide a number of cases affecting employers, including two key cases focusing on labor-management relations. ...more

10/8/2013 - ADEA Affirmative Action Ballot Measures Canning v NLRB Collective Bargaining College Admissions Colleges Equal Protection FLSA NLRB Sandifer v U.S. Steel Corp SCOTUS Unions Universities

Modified Fair Credit Reporting Act Notices Will Be Required Effective January 1, 2013

The following is an important message for all employers that use credit reporting agencies to perform pre-employment background checks or other related investigations...more

12/21/2012 - Background Checks CFPB Credit Reporting Agencies Credit Reports FCRA Summary of Rights

Supreme Court Hears Argument In Case Asking, “Who Qualifies As A Supervisor?”

The United States Supreme Court recently held oral arguments in Vance v. Ball State University, a case which has the potential to drastically expand who qualifies as a “supervisor” for purposes of Title VII harassment suits....more

12/10/2012 - Supervisors Title VII

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