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Illinois Permits Employer Use of Payroll Cards

On August 6, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed HB5622 into law, amending the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) to permit employers to pay employees using payroll cards. Up until now, the IWPCA only...more

8/11/2014 - New Legislation Payroll Cards Wage and Hour Wages

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Eavesdropping Statute as Overly Broad

The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued two opinions that together invalidated Illinois’ eavesdropping statute, 720 ILCS 5/14-2. The statute, which is part of the Illinois Criminal Code, prohibits a person from “knowingly...more

4/15/2014 - Audio Recording Consent Eavesdropping Employer Liability Issues Employment Policies NLRA Privacy Policy Section 7

Illinois State Police Releases Sign Required to Prohibit Concealed Weapons on Property

As we reported over the summer, under a new Illinois law, employers seeking to prohibit individuals from bringing concealed weapons onto their private property are now required to post a sign to that effect at building...more

10/23/2013 - Concealed Weapons Employer No-Weapons Policies Gun Laws Police

Are Your Restrictive Covenants Enforceable In Light Of The Illinois Supreme Court’s Appeal Denial Of Fifield?

Continuing the saga of whether continued employment is sufficient consideration to support a restrictive covenant agreement, the Illinois Supreme Court, on September 25, refused to review Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services,...more

10/18/2013 - Enforcement Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants

Illinois Supreme Court’s Refusal To Review Restrictive Covenant Decision Leaves Employers With Uncertainty

The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent refusal to review the Illinois Appellate Court’s controversial decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc., No. 1-12-0327, 2013 IL App (1st) 120327 (Jun. 24, 2013) leaves employers...more

10/16/2013 - Consideration Restrictive Covenants

Guns in Your Workplace? Illinois Employers’ Rights in Light of New Law

On July 9, Illinois lawmakers enacted the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (PA 098-0063) permitting private licensed citizens in Illinois to carry concealed firearms. ...more

7/24/2013 - Concealed Carry Permit Concealed Weapons Employer Liability Issues Employer No-Weapons Policies Gun Laws Guns-in-Trunks Legislation

New Firearm Concealed Carry Act Directly Impacts Illinois Employers

With the enactment of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (PA 098-0063), private licensed citizens in Illinois will be permitted to carry concealed firearms....more

7/22/2013 - Concealed Carry Permit Concealed Weapons Employer No-Weapons Policies Gun Laws Guns-in-Trunks Legislation

Diversity of a Different Kind

During a recent trip to the local state courthouse for an initial case hearing, I was confronted by an agitated pro se plaintiff. While some of the plaintiff’s agitation was apparently attributable to his presence in court,...more

3/28/2013 - Diversity

Illinois Becomes Second State To Enact Social Media Password Ban

On August 1, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law that will make it unlawful for employers to ask job applicants and current employees to provide passwords or log-in information for their social networking...more

8/2/2012 - Hiring & Firing Passwords Right to Privacy Social Media

Illinois Bans Employers From Requesting Social Networking Information

On August 1, 2012, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed a new law that will make it unlawful for employers to ask job applicants and current employees to provide passwords or log-in information for their social networking...more

8/2/2012 - Hiring & Firing Passwords Right to Privacy Social Media

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