Practice areas


 
Labor Law
13.01.2011  
Issues that might arise under the subject of labor law and specifically unemployment defense are often complex and unpredictable. Current economic situation negatively affected not only employees, but also employers. Many business owners struggle within their regular course of business. Instead of helping small and medium size corporations and encouraging people to open new business entities, the government placed multiple burdens on business owners. For example, unemployment benefits insurance was extended and its premium was increased. Moreover, the state of Illinois made a step further and amended its Wage payment and Collection Act, by adding fines and even making it...

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Sexual Harassment
31.03.2013  
According to U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission “it is unlawful to harass a person (an applicant or employee) because of that person’s sex. Harassment can include “sexual harassment” or unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical harassment of a sexual nature. Harassment does not have to be of a sexual nature, however, and can include offensive remarks about a person’s sex. For example, it is illegal to harass a woman by making offensive comments about women in general. Both victim and the harasser can be either a woman or a man, and the victim and harasser...

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Whistle Blower Act
31.03.2013  
A whistleblower is a person who tells the public or someone in authority about alleged dishonest or illegal activities occurring in a government department or private company or organization. Employees can report misconduct internally or externally (make it known to a higher authority or public). Whistleblower Act protects consumers in the first place. It is considered to be in the best interest of public to disclose any dishonesty, fraud, misrepresentations to improve quality of service and products, Whistleblowers frequently face retaliation, sometimes at the hands of the organization or group which they have accused. Protection from discrimination means that an employer cannot retaliate...

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Employee Credit Privacy Act
31.03.2013  
Issues that might arise under the subject of labor law and specifically unemployment defense are often complex and unpredictable. Current economic situation negatively affected not only employees, but also employers. Many business owners struggle within their regular course of business. Instead of helping small and medium size corporations and encouraging people to open new business entities, the government placed multiple burdens on business owners. For example, unemployment benefits insurance was extended and its premium was increased. Moreover, the state of Illinois made a step further and amended its Wage payment and Collection Act, by adding fines and even making it...

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Wage Theft Act
06.04.2013  
What is Illinois Wage Theft Law? Starting Jan. 1, 2011, a repeat offense will be considered a felony. Employers who violate wage theft laws will have to pay workers back from the date of nonpayment with interest and a $250 fine. Depending on the violation, the employer may also owe interest to the Illinois Department of Labor. It means that from now on Labor Department and not Attorney General Office will be in charge of these claims. According to the new bill “wage theft” occurs when businesses knowingly fail to pay workers earned wages or fail to pay in compliance with...

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