Franczek Radelet P.C.

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300 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3400
Chicago, Illinois 60606, United States
Phone: 312.986.0300
Areas of Practice
  • Education
  • Labor & Employment Law
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  • Illinois
Number of Attorneys
50-100 Attorneys

Senate Votes to Revoke Department of Labor Guidance on State-Run Retirement Plans for Private Sector Employees

In yet another move to roll-back regulatory guidance issued during the Obama administration, earlier this month the U.S. Senate voted to revoke a final rule and associated interpretive guidance that the Department of Labor…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Attorney General’s Office Finds School Board Held Improper Discussion in Closed Session

The Attorney General’s Office recently issued a non-binding opinion concluding that a board of education improperly discussed matters in closed session that were not within the scope of the exceptions on which the board relied…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

PAC Finds Library Board’s General Description of Action Item Complies with OMA

Government bodies subject to the Open Meetings Act (OMA) sometimes struggle to strike the right balance between too much and too little detail contained in their published Board meeting agendas. A recent advisory opinion from…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

Appellate Court Holding Extends FOIA to College Foundation

Recently the Second District Appellate Court issued an opinion holding that the Illinois Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) applied to certain records in the possession of the College of DuPage Foundation, a 501(c)(3) entity…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education, Nonprofit Law

PAC Upholds Municipality’s Denial of Request for FOIA Fee Waiver

The Public Access Counselor recently issued a non-binding opinion holding that public bodies have the discretion to decide whether to waive or reduce copying fees associated with the production of documents responsive to FOIA…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

The Expanding Definition of “News Media” Under FOIA

In the age of Twitter and blogging, it is not always easy to tell who qualifies as a journalist or member of the media. But according to a recent advisory opinion from the Public Access Counselor of the Illinois Attorney…more
 /  Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Education

Restaurants: Do your employees know that you take the tip credit?

If not, you might have a problem. In 2011, the U.S. DOL published a regulation mandating that restaurants who count tips toward the minimum wage as permitted under the Fair Labor Standards Act have to notify employees that…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

U.S. House of Representatives Approves ACA Repeal Bill

On May 4, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly approved a revised version of the American Health Care Act (“AHCA”), a bill that both repeals certain parts of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”) and provides new…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

The NLRB Opens the Door to Union Organizing Among Undergraduate Resident Advisors at Colleges and Universities

In what will come as no surprise to even the most casual labor law observer, last Friday an Acting Regional Director for the National Labor Relations Board created a new inroad for unions to organize undergraduate resident…more
 /  Education, Labor & Employment Law

As July 1 Effective Date Approaches, Cook County Issues Draft Regulations for Paid Sick Leave

As we have previously reported, both Chicago and Cook County have passed paid sick leave laws that entitle covered employees to earn up to 40 hours of paid sick leave per year. Our previous alerts on these ordinances, provide…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

SEC Guidance Signals Approval for “Unbundled” Pricing for Mutual Funds

A recent ruling by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) indicates approval for mutual funds to be sold without servicing costs already built into the cost of the fund. In other words, the SEC ruling states that mutual…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

Final 2016 Cook County Equalization Factor Released

Last Friday the Illinois Department of Revenue released the final 2016 Cook County equalization factor, which will be used to calculate the second installment property tax bills that are anticipated to be due in August 2017. The…more
 /  Education, Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Buy American and Hire American and the H-1B Lottery

On April 18, President Trump signed an Executive Order labeled the “Buy American and Hire American” initiative. Federal agencies are already subject to certain laws and regulations which require or give preference to American…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Latest on School Funding Legislation and Litigation

The issue of school funding reform is being addressed on many fronts this year. In Springfield, proponents of funding reform and the evidence based model continue their efforts at legislative change. Meanwhile, school…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics

The NLRB Rules That It Will Assert Jurisdiction Over Nonteaching Employees of Religious Institutions And Nonprofit Religious Organizations

In its 2014 landmark decision in Pacific Lutheran University (PLU), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that it will assert jurisdiction over faculty at religious colleges and universities unless the college or…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Education, Labor & Employment Law
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