The HR Specialist: Illinois Employment Law

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

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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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Suburban Carpentersville is considering an immigration ordinance that would allow the local government to revoke the business license of any employer hiring undocumented workers …

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

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A compliance officer for Abbott Laboratories, headquartered in Chicago, will receive workers’ compensation for injuries he sustained during a basketball competition at an annual company festival …

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Have you worried about discharging an employee who just got an outstanding evaluation? It’s a legitimate concern, but don’t let it paralyze you …

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