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May 17, 2019

DOL Provides Guidance on Classification of Independent Contractors in Gig Economy

By: Jessica Jackler On April 29, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued an opinion letter providing guidance for gig economy companies on when to properly classify workers as independent contractors versus employees. Independent contractors are not subject to minimum wage and overtime requirements imposed by the Fair Labor Standards […]

Apr 25, 2019

Key Reminders about Discrimination and Retaliation

By: Cary Schwimmer Every anti-discrimination statute contains a provision prohibiting the employer from retaliating against an employee for making a discrimination claim. Employers may not retaliate against employees who make an internal discrimination complaint; file a discrimination charge with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) or similar state or local […]

Feb 6, 2019

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Actual Injury Not Necessary to be an “Aggrieved” Person Under BIPA

By: Jessica Jackler and Storrs Downey The Illinois Supreme Court has unanimously ruled against Six Flags Entertainment Corp. in a landmark Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) case. The ruling will certainly impact claims against employers in the future for failing to properly notify and obtain consent from employees about the collection […]

Sep 28, 2018

7th Circuit Reverses Summary Judgment in Favor of Employer Based on Joint-Employer Test

By: Jessica B. Jackler Earlier this month, the Seventh Circuit ruled that the district court erred in granting the defendant’s pretrial motion for summary judgment in plaintiff’s action under Title VII and the Illinois Human Rights Act. In Frey v. Hotel Coleman, No. 17-2267 (September 11, 2018), plaintiff alleged that the […]

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Chicago, Illinois

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Schererville, Indiana

219-488-2590