William Pokorny

William Pokorny

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Employers Beware: Repurposing HR Documents Can Create Liability

If you are like many HR professionals, when you are tasked with preparing documents like offer letters, noncompete agreements, or separation agreements, you start by pulling out a document that you have used in the past and...more

6/17/2014 - Chief Compliance Officers Compliance Employer Liability Issues Human Resources Professionals Popular

General Assembly Approves New Laws for Illinois Employers

As the legislative session drew to a close at the end of May, the Illinois General Assembly approved several new laws that will affect Illinois employers beginning January 1, 2015. The laws are now awaiting approval by...more

6/6/2014 - Background Checks Criminal Background Checks Discrimination Employee Rights Employer Liability Issues Employer Mandates Hiring & Firing Human Rights Legislative Agendas Minimum Wage New Legislation Pregnancy Discrimination Sexual Harassment Wage and Hour

Secret to Reasonable Accommodations for Religion: Be Reasonable

If there is a secret to avoiding or, if necessary, winning lawsuits involving employee requests for religious accommodations, it is this: be reasonable. Two recent federal appeals court rulings highlight this seemingly...more

6/4/2014 - Employee Rights Reasonable Accommodation Religion Religious Discrimination

Illinois Supreme Court Lets Controversial Non-Competition Case Stand

In July 2013, we reported on the First District Appellate Court’s ruling in Fifield et al. v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc., in which the court upended Illinois law regarding what consideration is needed to create an...more

10/15/2013 - At-Will Employment Non-Compete Agreements

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