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Jun 19, 2020

SCOTUS: Title VII Protects LGBTQ Employees

By: Storrs Downey & Jessica Jackler In a long-awaited landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on June 15, holding that Title VII protects LGBTQ workers against discrimination. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion in the 6-3 ruling, which decided three employment discrimination cases involving the reach […]

Jun 11, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 Posting Requirements

By: Storrs Downey & Jessica Jackler Under both Illinois and federal law, employers are required to post notices regarding employees’ rights related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DOL has issued posters regarding employee rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The poster advises employees of their rights to any paid leave […]

May 27, 2020

Rich Lenkov Quoted in Business Insurance on Anticipated Spike in Workers’ Compensation Settlements Amid COVID-19

Capital member Rich Lenkov was quoted in a Business Insurance article discussing efforts to close older workers’ compensation claims due to the pandemic in “More Legacy Comp Claims Closures Anticipated With Pandemic.” The pandemic’s significant economic impact has forced many claimants who previously declined settlement offers to request to settle their workers’ compensation claims […]

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