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Oct 4, 2017

What Is An Essential Job Function Under ADA?

By: Storrs Downey Critical to the determination of whether an employee is a “qualified individual” entitled to protection under the Americans with Disabilities Act is whether he/she can perform the essential functions of his/her job with or without reasonable accommodations. 42 U.S.C. §12111(8). In the recent Seventh Circuit court decision […]

Sep 1, 2016

Increased Misclassification Litigation Stresses Importance Of Proper Worker Classification

By: Storrs Downey & Maital Savin With an increasing number of misclassification suits filed against high profile companies such as Uber and FedEx, many businesses are concerned that they will be the next to make headlines. Every business that uses independent contractors has potential exposure for worker misclassification litigation. Worker […]

Jul 28, 2016

Storrs Downey & Maital Savin Published In DRI’s In-House Defense Quarterly Magazine

Storrs Downey and Maital Savin’s article “Religious Accommodations In The Workplace: Practical Lessons” was recently published in DRI’s Summer 2016 Edition of In-House Defense Quarterly Magazine. The article addresses the degree to which employers are required to accommodate certain common religious practices, such as head coverings, prayer schedules and facial hair. […]

May 6, 2016

DOL Issues Joint Employer Guidance

By: Maital Savin, Associate On 1/20/16, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). This new guidance aggressively expanded the definition of employment to include arrangements that employers may not […]

Apr 1, 2016

Recent Seventh Circuit Decisions Helpful To Employers Defending Against ADA Claims

By: Maital Savin, Associate Two recent Seventh Circuit decisions could be very helpful to employers defending against disability discrimination and accommodation claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA prohibits employment disability discrimination and requires employers to attempt to reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities. Although the 2008 […]

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Chicago, Illinois

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Schererville, Indiana

219-488-2590