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

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

At last! Not One, But TWO Court Decisions That Scale Back an Employee's Right to Take Additional Leave After FMLA is Exhausted

There may not be an issue more difficult in HR land than how to deal with an employee who cannot return to work after FMLA leave expires. Is additional leave beyond 12 weeks required? The answer is almost always ‘yes.’ …more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

When You Don't Train Your Managers About the FMLA, You're Begging for This Kind of Smackdown

When a manager learns that one of his employees is in the hospital, that’s almost always enough information for the employer to have an inkling that the employee may need FMLA leave. …more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department of Justice Rescinds Policy Protecting Transgender Employees

On October 4, 2017, the United States Department of Justice, through Attorney General Jeff Sessions, issued a memorandum rescinding an Obama-era policy protecting transgender employees from employment discrimination pursuant to…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

City Council Passes “Hands Off, Pants On” and Automated External Defibrillator Ordinances for Chicago Hotels

On October 11, 2017, the Chicago City Council passed the so-called "Hands Off, Pants On" Ordinance requiring Chicago hotel employers to provide all housekeepers and restroom workers who work alone with mobile notification…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Employee Fingerprinting and the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act: Class Action Suits Filed

On September 29, 2017, a group of employees at Peacock Foods filed a class action lawsuit claiming that the company’s collection of employee fingerprints for time-tracking purposes violated the Illinois Biometric Information…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

End of Fiscal Year Filings Signal Business as Usual at the EEOC – For Now

Just like the leaves turning colors, you can count on a flurry of court filings from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) every September as the agency rushes to get cases on file before the end of its fiscal year,…more
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

New Timeline for Responding to Student Records Requests

Governor Rauner recently signed into law changes to the Illinois School Student Records Act. The changes in P.A. 100-532 create new procedures for responding to parents’ requests to inspect or copy their child’s permanent and…more
 /  Education

Take Two: The Supreme Court Again to Decide the Constitutionality of Public Sector Union “Fair Share Fees”

As we previously reported, in July 2015, the United States Supreme Court decided to hear an appeal of a case from the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit regarding the legality of “fair share” fees for public…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law
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