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

End-of-Year Decisions by The PAC Provide Cautionary Notes to Public Bodies

In the last month and a half of 2017, the Public Access Counselor of the Illinois Attorney General’s Office issued three binding opinions, one addressing the Open Meetings Act (OMA) and two addressing the Freedom of Information…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

The Winds Keep Blowing: Miscimarra’s Final Days with the NLRB Produce More Change for Employers

Last week we issued two alerts covering the winds of change blowing at the NLRB. The strong winds continued on Friday, December 15 as the Board overruled two more decisions: one addressing an employer’s duty to bargain; the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Gale Force Winds of Change: National Labor Relations Board Reverses Course on Workplace Rules and Joint Employer Standards

Recently, we noted that the winds of change are blowing at the NLRB. Last week, those winds picked up considerable force as the newly-constituted NLRB dismantled two earlier cases that were the subject of extensive employer…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

Recent NLRB Actions Signal the Winds of Change Are Blowing: The NLRB Requests Information on Controversial “Quickie Election” Rules and Issues Its First Reversal of Obama-Era Policy

Because the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is made up of members appointed by the President, Board law shifts as administrations change. Recently, the U.S. Senate confirmed two Republicans to the Board, resulting in a…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Department of Education Issues Guidance on Endrew F.

The U.S. Department of Education recently issued a Q&A document providing guidance on the issues the U.S. Supreme Court addressed in its decision in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District Re-1. The document explains the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education

Explanation of the DOL's Proposed Rules on Tips

There’s been plenty of press regarding the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rules governing employer treatment of tips. Commentators are debating whether the proposed changes are a sensible return to the four corners of the…more
 /  Franchise Law, Labor & Employment Law

FMLA FAQ: If an Employee Racks Up Both FMLA and Unexcused Absences, Can He Be Terminated?

Here’s a puzzle for you. How would you handle it? Mary Beth is a nurse for a local hospital and has been diagnosed with cancer and asthma. 1. She is certified for FMLA leave for her cancer and asthma; 2. She incurs a…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employers, Facebook can be your friend!

Our past alerts on social media issues typically center on NLRB and court decisions that are not always favorable to employers. A recent arbitration decision, however, highlights that Facebook may provide an employer with the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

ISBE Issues Guidance on Homeless Dispute Resolution Procedures

The Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) recently issued guidance addressing Homeless Dispute Resolution Procedures. This newly released document is intended to “bring clarity, fairness and consistency” to the dispute…more
 /  Education

How Do Employers Calculate FMLA Leave Around the Holidays?

It’s that time of year — my kids are already making changes to the fourth draft of their Christmas wish list, holiday music has been playing on my local radio station for four weeks now, and I’m just about ready to claim the…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Illinois General Assembly Takes Steps to Address Sexual Harassment in Government

In the past several months, it often seems like the news brings daily revelations of a new individual in a position of power committing sexual harassment, or even sexual assault, against employees. Springfield is no stranger to…more
 /  Civil Rights, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

Think Sexual Harassment Just Happens in Hollywood? Think Again.

Harvey Weinstein. Bill O’Reilly. Kevin Spacey. The rapid pace of sexual harassment allegations against high-profile figures in recent weeks could make an observer think that sexual harassment is an issue confined to the…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Just When You Thought the DOL’s OT Rule Was Dead, It Lives to Fight Another Day

As my colleague Bill Pokorny reported back on August 31, a Texas District Court struck down the Obama Administration’s FLSA Overtime Exemption Rule, holding that the Department of Labor (DOL) exceeded its authority by…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

DOE Rescinds Guidance Documents Related to Idea and Rehabilitation Act

On February 24, 2017, President Trump signed Executive Order 13777. This order required Federal agencies to evaluate their existing regulations and make recommendations to the agency head regarding their repeal, replacement, or…more
 /  Civil Rights, Education, Elections & Politics

Hospital and Homeowner Property Tax Exemptions Examined by Illinois Courts

Illinois Courts are currently examining several different aspects of property tax exemptions, all of which impact the revenues of school districts and other units of local government. Most notably, the Illinois Supreme Court…more
 /  Education, Taxation
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