Levenfeld Pearlstein

2 North LaSalle Street Suite 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60602, United States

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Who's Packing? (and does it matter?) Schools, hospitals and government buildings ban firearms. Why don't more communities do the same?

An otherwise peaceful and playful day this past summer at a southern Illinois homeowners association pool turned ugly when a resident with a history of behavioral problems became offended at a perceived slight. In retaliation,…more
| Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Residential

House Passes the “Save American Workers” Act, but Senate Approval Unclear and Veto Promised

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575), a bill that would change the definition of “full-time” work under the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate from 30 to 40 hours per…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health

U.S. Chamber and Business Groups File Suit to Block New NLRB Election Rule

This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several business trade groups announced that they jointly filed a complaint in federal court against the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), seeking to strike the Board’s new…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Reminder: Make sure your application and hiring processes comply with Illinois “Ban the Box” requirements

It’s officially January, which means that Illinois’ new “Ban the Box” requirements – which prohibit most employers from asking about criminal history on employment applications and in the initial stages of the hiring process –…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Reminder – Immediate Action Required Under New Illinois Pregnancy Rights Provisions

On January 1, 2015, Illinois Human Rights Act amendments providing additional rights to pregnant employees will take effect. As previously mentioned, the law will require some immediate steps by employers…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Issues Quickie Union Election Rules

The National Labor Relations Board has issued final rules that are intended to speed up the union election process. These new rules will take effect on April 14, 2015. Read more about the final rule in the Federal Register…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NLRB: Employees Have Right to use Employer’s Email for Union Organizing if Other Non-Business Use is Permitted

Today, the National Labor Relations Board held that employees have a right to use their employer’s communications systems – including email – for protected activity during non-working time, unless the employer prohibits all …more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Rules Amazon’s Workers Don’t Have to be Paid for Security Checks

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 (in a rare, labor and employment law unanimous decision) that workers supplied by a staffing agency for positions in Amazon’s warehouses do not have to be paid for time spent in security…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Update on the EEOC’s Fight Against Separation Agreement Language Allegedly Limiting Employee Rights

As we have blogged about before, the EEOC has said one of its priorities is to challenge separation agreements that, in its view, interfere with the ability of employees to file charges with the EEOC or participate in…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Duel over Dual Minimum Wage Rates Heats up in Illinois

Illinois might be headed toward two minimum wages—one for the City of Chicago and another for the rest of the state. Today, the Chicago City Council unanimously voted to increase Chicago’s minimum wage from $8.25 to $13.00 an…more
| Labor & Employment Law

The Revolutionary, Common-Sense Approach to Managing Partner Compensation

There may have been a point in our history when professional service firms nearly ran themselves. They were small entities, with most of the partners’ names on the door. Clients were institutional—they used the firm because they…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Lawsuits Shine a Spotlight on Wellness Programs

These days, many large employers have some form of wellness program, designed to help their employees address medical and lifestyle issues. Many employers reward employees who participate with discounts on insurance premiums or…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health

Judge in Chicago Dismisses EEOC Suit Challenging CVS Health’s Severance Agreements

As we reported earlier this year (EEOC Files Suit Over Separation Agreement Language), the Chicago District Office of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) filed suit against CVS Pharmacy alleging that the company’s…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC’s Transgender Claims Gain Momentum

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) made history recently by filing its first lawsuits alleging sex discrimination against transgender individuals. The EEOC says Michigan-based RG & GR Harris Funeral Homes,…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Abercrombie & Fitch Hijab Case Heading To Supreme Court

Last week, the Supreme Court announced that it will decide whether Abercrombie & Fitch’s refusal to hire a woman wearing a Muslim hijab (that they said conflicted with their dress code), constituted religious discrimination…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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  • Bankruptcy
  • Business Torts
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50-100 Attorneys

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