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

Second Circuit Upholds NLRB Whole Foods Decision Allowing Employee Recording in the Workplace

With little fanfare, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a National Labor Relations Board decision striking down Whole Foods’ policies prohibiting workplace audio or video recording without prior approval from…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

IL Supreme Court Rules IHSA Not Subject to FOIA

The FOIA litigation saga continues as the Illinois Supreme Court in Better Government Association v. IHSA ruled in favor of the athletic association and High School District 230, holding that the records requested are not…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

OCR Changes Investigation Protocols for Civil Rights Complaints

Candice Jackson, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights’ Acting Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, recently provided a “new internal guidance” memorandum to staff that significantly changes the Office for…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Education

U.S. Supreme Court Finds that Retirement Plans Sponsored by Religious Hospitals Are Exempt from ERISA

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that retirement plans sponsored by church-affiliated organizations, such as hospitals, are exempt from ERISA. ERISA’s “church plan exemption” provides that a retirement plan that is…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Health, Labor & Employment Law

Transgender High School Student Prevails in Bathroom Access Case Before Federal Appellate Court Over Illinois

In an opinion issued last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decided in favor of a transgender student who challenged his high school’s decision to limit his access to boys’ communal bathrooms…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

DOL Withdraws Obama Era Interpretations On Independent Contractors and Joint Employment

On June 7, Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta announced the withdrawal of two Administrator Interpretations (“AIs”) issued under the Obama administration regarding joint employment and independent contractors…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law

Chicago Tribune Publishes Three-part Series on Cook County Property Tax System

This week the Chicago Tribune published a three-part series of investigative reporting on the Cook County property tax system and the appeals process entitled “The Tax Divide”. Tribune reporters are examining 1) how the tax…more
 /  Real Estate - Residential, Taxation

Do I have to pay employees to run a 5K? [Wage & Hour FAQ]

Q. Our company would like to enter a team in a local 5K charity race to do some good for the community and provide some positive PR for the company. Do we have to pay employees for time spent in this activity? …more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

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
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