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Category: Labor & Employment Blog

Sep 20, 2018

NLRB: Proposed Joint Employer Rule

By: Jessica B. Jackler On September 14, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) announced that it would publish a “Notice of Proposed Rulemaking” in the Federal Register regarding its joint-employer standard. The proposed rule will adopt the pre-Browning-Ferris standard for determining if two or more employers are joint employers of employees. Under […]

Mar 23, 2018

Title VII Claims Where No Religious Accommodations to Prospective Employees

By: Storrs Downey, Capital Member The EEOC continues to play an active role in either seeking to force settlements of religious discrimination claims on behalf of individual employees or directly filing such lawsuits against the employers of such individuals. In 2017, we saw almost 3,500 religious discrimination claims filed with the […]

Feb 20, 2018

Defending Mental Health Disability Employment Claims

By: Storrs Downey, Capital Member We are seeing a significant increase in mental and developmental disability claims brought before both the EEOC and Illinois Department of Human Rights.  An escalating number of employees with alleged depression, bipolar disorder, autism, schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress disorders and anxiety disorders among other mental health conditions […]

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 […]

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