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Employees are one of a business’s most valuable assets. Yet, they also pose unique challenges. We help you navigate the business and legal questions that emerge daily so you and your employees can remain focused on the job at hand.

Our team handles employment litigation matters before various courts and administrative agencies, including related to the following:

  • Restrictive covenants
  • Trade secret protection
  • FINRA matters (including U5 defamation)
  • Data protection and employee privacy
  • Discrimination, harassment and hostile work environment claims
  • Wrongful termination
  • Breach of contract
Payroll Protection Loan Program UpdateApril 1, 2020

The Small Business Administration has released the application for the Paycheck Protection Program and loans available pursuant to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The application is located here. The Treasury Department has released an information sheet for borrowers, which can be found here. Additional information can be found at the Treasury Department’s website, found here.…

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Department of Labor Provides Additional GuidanceApril 1, 2020

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “FCCRA”) was signed into law on March 18, 2020.  Since then, questions as to scope and applicability have been raised by employers and employees alike.  The U.S. Department of Labor has and continues to provide guidance as to how employers and employees should interrupt the FFCRA.  A summary of the FCCRA can be…

Notices Required Under the Families First Coronavirus Response ActMarch 26, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”).  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor provided sample posters for private and public employers to post prior to April 1, 2020. Here is a link to the DOL poster for private employers. Also, the DOL provided guidance regarding the manner of providing notice to employees…

Families First Coronavirus Response ActMarch 19, 2020

On March 18, 2020, the President signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the “Act”).  Below is a summary of the employer requirements under the Act: Emergency Family Medical Leave Expansion Act Covered Employers Employers with fewer than 500 employees and covered public sector employers must provide up to 12 weeks of FMLA leave for a qualifying need related to…

COVID-19 Guidance for Illinois EmployersMarch 17, 2020

The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is spreading across the globe and we wanted to assist you in considering all risk assessment and mitigation tools available.  We recommend assembling a management team to determine best next steps and implement an emergency plan.  Plan considerations should include cash flow concerns, remote working possibilities, IT considerations, quarantine possibility and company specific concerns. Businesses should…

Updates to Employment Laws - Here's What You Need to KnowJanuary 1, 2020

Changes to Federal and Illinois laws will likely require you to update your employment practices and policies. Below is a summary of new acts and amendments affecting Illinois employers. Federal Updates The Fair Labor Standards Act Overtime Rules (effective January 1, 2020) Raises the “standard salary level” for executive, administrative and professional exemptions from $455 per week to $684 per…

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