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

Statutory Waivers Under the New School Funding Bill

As reported in an earlier alert, the State’s new school funding bill, Senate Bill 1947 (Public Act 100-0465), provides new mandate relief. School districts have been eligible to petition the General Assembly for waivers from…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

Federal Appeals Court Affirms Six-Figure Jury Verdict in Pregnancy Discrimination Act Claim

A recent decision issued by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit serves as a cautionary tale for employers quick to deny employees’ requests for accommodations after returning from maternity leave. The Pregnancy…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

If an Employee Attends a Beyonce Concert While on FMLA Leave, Can She Be Terminated?

All the single ladies . . . all the single ladies . . . Now put your hands up, oh, oh, oh . . . Imagine marketing director, Michelle, jamming to this Beyonce song in the middle of AT&T Stadium in Dallas. On that very…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Does Paying Time and a Half For Certain Work Count Toward Overtime? [Wage & Hour FAQ]

Q. Our organization has a policy of paying employees who perform certain kinds of work outside of regular business hours at 1-1/2 times their regular hourly rates. Do we have to pay additional overtime pay for these hours? A…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Secretary DeVos’s September 7, 2017 Remarks on Title IX Enforcement Extol Equity and Transparency, Raise New Questions

Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’s hotly anticipated remarks on the future of Title IX enforcement, given yesterday at George Mason University, announced the intention of the Department of Education to overhaul the way it…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Significant Changes Proposed for Employee Benefit Plan Audit Reports

Under ERISA, retirement plans and self-insured welfare plans with 100 or more participants (measured as of the beginning of the plan year) are generally required to conduct annual audits, and to include the audit reports with…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

Texas District Court Strikes Down Obama FLSA Exemption Rules

Earlier yesterday, Judge Amos Mazzant of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas issued his final ruling in State of Nevada et al. v. United States Department of Labor, et al. Judge Mazzant granted the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

New School Funding Bill on The Way to The Governor’s Desk

The rollercoaster ride of the past weeks on school funding is coming to an end as the General Assembly has passed a new compromise bill that is expected to be signed by Governor Rauner as early as the end of this week…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Taxation

Appellate Court Overrules PTAB Decision Involving Manufactured Home

The Illinois Appellate Court recently reversed a decision of the Illinois Property Tax Appeal Board (PTAB) involving the taxation of a mobile home in Jones v. State Property Tax Appeal Board. While the opinion addresses a very…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Education Week Article Examines Harmful Revenue Impact of Property Tax Appeals

A recent article in Education Week has caught the attention of many local educators. The article, available here, discusses a national trend in property tax assessment appeals that can have devastating effects on school district…more
 /  Education, Real Estate - Commercial, Taxation

Hurricane Harvey and the FMLA: Are Your Employees Eligible for Leave During a Natural Disaster?

Natural disasters like Harvey raise a host of issues for employers: how do you pay your employees during during suspended operations? Whether and to what extent should health benefits and other benefits be offered?…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Comprehensive Analysis of New York Paid Family Leave: What Must Employers Do Now to Comply?

Are you an employer located in New York? Or might you employ even one worker in New York? If so, you need to read this. Last year, New York State passed a Paid Family Leave (PFL) law as a part of its existing state…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Poorly Implemented FMLA Policies and Procedures are Killing Employers. Don't Be That Employer.

Poorly implemented FMLA policies and procedures are in the spotlight this week. And just a few vague words and a slip up are costing two employers hundreds of thousands of dollars. …more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Arbitration Award Consistent with the One Day Rest in Seven Act

In Mondelez Global LLC v. International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers District No. 8, an employer prohibited its unionized employees from working seven consecutive days without a 24-hour rest period. The…more
 /  Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Fifth Circuit Limits Use of Fluctuating Workweek

Employers who rely on the fluctuating workweek method to calculate overtime for employees should take a few minutes to review a new ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals that draws some new lines around when the method…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law
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