Franczek Radelet P.C.

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

Be Careful When Using Biometric Information

While not strictly speaking a wage and hour issue, here is a heads-up to any employers that use timekeeping systems featuring biometric security, like a thumbprint or fingerprint scanner... …more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Investigating Sexual Assaults at School: Changes on the Horizon

We are closely monitoring the U.S. Department of Education’s policy guidance concerning investigations of sexual assaults and sexual violence on school campuses, applicable to both K-12 and higher education institutions…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

2016 Cook County Property Tax Assessment Trends

For the past eight years, Franczek Radelet has tracked property tax assessment data obtained from the Cook County Assessor's Office. Our data set begins in tax year 2009 when the classification ordinance was amended to reduce…more
 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

DOL Brief in Overtime Rules Case Leaves New Uncertainty

On June 30, the U.S. Department of Labor filed its long-awaited brief announcing the new administration’s position on the ongoing litigation over the FLSA overtime exemption rules published last May. As readers may recall, the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Illinois Has a Budget But Schools Are Not Yet Out of the Woods

The Illinois House voted last week to override Governor Rauner’s veto of the budget bill, income tax increase, and the budget implementation bill. The House vote came on the heels of the Illinois Senate’s override vote on…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Breakfast After the Bell Explained

In August 2016, Governor Rauner signed Public Act 099-0850 creating the “Breakfast After the Bell” program. Historically, schools have provided breakfast prior to the start of the school day. However, the traditional model may…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics

From IDOT to School Gardens: Providing Sanctuary for Monarch Butterflies

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) recently joined a national campaign to protect endangered monarch butterflies. As of May 2017, IDOT is mowing only 15 feet from the edge of roadways, reducing the total amount of…more
 /  Education, Environmental Law, Transportation, Zoning, Planning & Land Use

Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor Issues Binding Opinions Regarding FOIA Exemptions

The Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Illinois Attorney General’s office recently issued two binding opinions addressing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Specifically, the opinions found two public bodies in violation…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

A Review of the Supreme Court’s 2016-2017 Term

This year’s Supreme Court term may be more memorable for the intrigue and political drama taking place outside the Court than the import of the decisions the Court issued. On April 10, 2017, Judge Neil Gorsuch of the Tenth…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

It’s Go Time: Chicago and Cook County Paid Sick Leave Ordinances Come into Effect this Weekend

As we have previously reported, the Cook County (the “County”) and Chicago paid sick leave ordinances will go into effect on July 1, 2017. As of this week, both entities have now issued final regulations, which provide…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

DOL Will Again Issue Opinion Letters on FMLA, FLSA, and Other Sticky Employment Law Scenarios

The U.S. Department of Labor announced today that it will again issue opinion letters to assist employers and employees in interpreting laws like the FMLA and Fair Labor Standards Act. The DOL has even established a new webpage…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law


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 /  Real Estate - Commercial, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Opinion Letters Are Back!

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage & Hour Division announced today that it is bringing back the WHD Opinion Letter. Opinion letters have long been one of the most useful resources for lawyers and HR professionals trying to…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Cook County Minimum Wage Regulations

Last month, the Cook County Commission on Human Rights issued final interpretive and procedural rules governing the Cook County Minimum Wage Ordinance, which becomes effective July 1, 2017…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Department of Labor Finalizes Claims and Appeals Regulations for Disability Benefits

The Department of Labor’s (DOL) Employee Benefits Security Administration has issued final regulations that change the claims and appeals procedures for disability benefits provided by ERISA plans. The final rules are…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law
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