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The HR Specialist: Illinois Employment Law

In a startling court order, a judge has required a company to tell its customers about a sexual-harassment verdict that cost it more than $2.3 million …

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Independent contractors aren’t eligible for workers’ compensation benefits paid by their contractor’s insurer, but employees are …

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Workers’ compensation benefits are the exclusive remedy for employees hurt on the job … unless a third party causes their injuries …

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The city of Chicago will pay approximately $12 million to settle a suit alleging it hired and promoted based on political affiliation …

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State Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias has extended same-sex health benefits to treasurer’s office employees …

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Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has asked the Chicago Teachers Union for longer school days …

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The Illinois Hotel and Lodging Association is enduring that exquisite feeling of being haunted by its own words …

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Farmers Automobile Insurance Association (FAIA) failed to pay overtime to its claims adjusters in violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and the Illinois Minimum Wage Act …

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Calling a female employee “honey” might not constitute sexual harassment, according to a recent federal ruling on a sexual-harassment case, but retaliating when someone complains about it will win you a ticket to court anyway …

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The Illinois Human Rights Act makes it illegal to discriminate on the basis of a previous arrest record or criminal history that has been expunged, sealed or impounded. However …

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