Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Illinois Supreme Court Strikes Down Eavesdropping Statute as Overly Broad

The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued two opinions that together invalidated Illinois’ eavesdropping statute, 720 ILCS 5/14-2. The statute, which is part of the Illinois Criminal Code, prohibits a person from “knowingly and…more

| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Same-Sex Marriages and Windsor: IRS Issues Notice on Retirement Plan...

Employers and participants alike have been anxiously waiting for further guidance from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) on how marriages of same-sex couples will be treated for purposes of qualified retirement plans. On April…more

| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Family Law,...

Major League Baseball Volunteers Are not Employees Under the FLSA

On March 26, 2014, the District Court for the Southern District of New York dismissed John Chen’s proposed Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action against Major League Baseball (MLB) alleging that MLB had failed to pay…more

| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law

Sex, Pay, and Retaliation: The White House Weighs In Again

President Obama directed U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez to propose a rule requiring that federal contractors submit summary compensation data to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and issued an executive order…more

| Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Government...

FY 2015 H-1B Cap Reached, Selection Lottery To Be Conducted

On April 7, 2014, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it had received sufficient H-1B cap-subject petitions to reach the annual 65,000 “regular cap” limit for fiscal year (FY) 2015. USCIS also…more

| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

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