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

Scathing Study Calls Out Cook County Property Assessments

Last Friday, the Civic Consulting Alliance (CCA) released a study that calls into question the fairness of the property tax assessment system for Cook County for residential properties. The study, commissioned last July by Cook…more
 /  Taxation

Recent OMA and FOIA Decisions Address “Personal” Emails of Public Officials

The Open Meetings Act (OMA) and the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) cover the communications of board members and other public officials when conducting public business. While the laws have a long reach, granting the public…more
 /  Administrative Law, Education

Recent Developments in Affordable Care Act Compliance: Employer Obligations for 2018 and Beyond

Over the past year, there has been a significant focus in the press on various attempts to overhaul or repeal key elements of the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), which was originally passed into law almost eight years ago. While…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Health

On This 25th Birthday of the FMLA, An Open Letter to Employers, Employees and the DOL

As you might imagine, there may not be a more exciting day for me all year. After all, there is only one day ever in which my favorite federal statute celebrates its silver anniversary! Picture me getting my inner Jimmy Stewart…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

FMLA FAQ: When Is an Employer Required to Check for FMLA Eligibility? The Answer May Surprise You!

Every once in awhile, my posts must return to the nuts and bolts of FMLA, and this is one of ‘dem ‘dere posts. After all, I can’t always cover scintillating topics such as Beyonce concerts, bullies who abuse FMLA leave and…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Implications of a Government Shutdown for Employers and Educators

As the looming threat of a government shutdown becomes more real, we briefly review prior shutdowns and provide guidance on what employers and educators might anticipate. Government shutdowns are not as rare an occurrence as one…more
 /  Education, Elections & Politics, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Governor Rauner Issues Executive Order Precluding State Legislators from Practicing Before Property Tax Appeals Board

This past Friday, Governor Bruce Rauner issued Executive Order 2018-01 entitled “Executive Order to Eliminate Impermissible Conflicts of Interest at the Property Tax Appeals Board”. The Order states that the PTAB “shall allow…more
 /  Education, Taxation

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
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