Sunghee Sohn

Sunghee Sohn

Proskauer Rose LLP

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OSHA’s Advisory Guidance on Anti-Retaliation Programs

On January 13, 2017, OSHA published the Recommended Practices for Anti-Retaliation Programs. OSHA’s guidance provides examples and suggestions of steps companies can take to implement an effective anti-retaliation program. ...more

1/20/2017 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Employee Training OSHA Policies and Procedures Retaliation Whistleblower Protection Policies Whistleblowers Workplace Injury Workplace Safety

Chicago Sees A Major Uptick in FLSA Litigation, Consistent With National Trends

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois has emerged as one of the nation’s busiest federal district courts with respect to wage-and-hour litigation. As reported by Crain’s Chicago Business, in 2015...more

11/15/2016 - DOL FLSA Wage and Hour

Wage and Hour Implications with President-Elect Trump

Aside from proposing potential carve-outs for small businesses under the new overtime rules that go into effect on December 1, 2016 and supporting six weeks of paid maternity leave, President-elect Trump has not discussed in...more

11/10/2016 - Labor Regulations Maternity Leave Minimum Wage Pay Equity Laws Presidential Elections Repeal Sick Pay Trump Administration Wage and Hour

What’s Next for Traditional Labor with President-Elect Trump in Office?

President-elect Trump’s strong base with blue collar workers helped him win yesterday’s election, despite significant union backing for Hillary Clinton during the campaign. Trump has not, however, revealed details on how he...more

11/9/2016 - Free Trade Agreements Labor Regulations NLRB Persuader Rules Presidential Elections Repeal Trump Administration Unions

Cook County Suburbs Subject to Same Paid Sick Leave Obligations as Chicago

Effective July 1, 2017, Cook County Ordinance 16-4229 (“Ordinance”) will allow employees who work in Cook County to accrue and use earned paid sick leave....more

10/14/2016 - Earned Sick Time FMLA Local Ordinance Paid Leave Paid Sick Leave Act Sick Leave Wage and Hour

District Court Decision Upholds Employer’s Wellness Program But Signals Support for EEOC Positions Going Forward

In EEOC v. Orion Energy Systems, Inc., the Eastern District of Wisconsin rejected the EEOC’s claims that Orion Energy’s wellness program violated the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”). Although the court upheld the...more

9/27/2016 - ADA Affordable Care Act Discrimination EEOC Employee Benefits Employer Liability Issues GINA Health Insurance Healthcare HIPAA HRA Incentives Orion Energy Wellness Programs

Illinois Enacts Child Bereavement Leave Act

On July 29, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law the Illinois Child Bereavement Leave Act (the “Act”). The Act, which became effective upon signing, provides certain Illinois employees up to ten workdays of...more

9/1/2016 - Bereavement Leave Governor Rauner Notice Requirements

Illinois Prohibits Non-Compete Agreements with Low-Wage Employees

Effective January 1, 2017, the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (the “Act”) will prohibit private sector employers from entering into non-competition agreements with employees earning a “low wage.” The Act defines low-wage...more

8/30/2016 - Freedom To Work Act Low-Wage Workers Minimum Wage Non-Compete Agreements Restrictive Covenants Unconscionable Contracts Wage and Hour

Illinois Passes Family Caregivers Leave Law

Effective January 1, 2017, the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (the “Act”) will allow employees to use employer-provided personal sick leave benefits to care for an ill or injured family member or attend a medical...more

8/29/2016 - Caregivers Paid Leave Sick Leave

Illinois Domestic Workers Now Guaranteed Certain Employment Rights

On August 12, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights Act (House Bill 1288) (the “Act”) on behalf of domestic workers employed in private homes or residences into law. With the passage...more

8/24/2016 - Anti-Retaliation Provisions Domestic Workers Employment Discrimination Human Rights Minimum Wage New Legislation Rest and Meal Break Wage and Hour

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