There has been extensive reporting on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill just released by President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team. News reports have highlighted key aspects of the plan including additional $1,400 stimulus checks, extended unemployment benefits, and money to […]
Franczek P.C. is pleased to announce that Erin Walsh has been named partner. Erin’s practice includes counseling on a variety of labor and employment issues and school law issues related to employee benefits and leave, employee discipline and discharge, workplace […]
Media reports indicate that President-Elect Joe Biden will tap Boston Mayor Marty Walsh to serve as Secretary of Labor in his administration. Fifty-three year-old Walsh has served as Boston’s Mayor for the past six years. He is the former head […]
Originally posted to our Wage and Hour Insights Blog. The Department of Labor (“DOL”) released an opinion letter addressing whether certain overtime payments based on an expected number of hours may be credited towards the amount of overtime pay owed under […]
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The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Wage and Hour Division was hard at work in the closing days of 2020, endorsing the use of electronic posting of required notices and telemedicine visits under the Family and Medical Leave Act. The […]
As Congress debated the new COVID-19 relief package in the weeks since the election, there was a great deal of speculation as to whether the legislation would extend the leave mandates of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) beyond […]
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Originally posted on our Title IX Insights Blog. In recent weeks, I have been lucky enough to be involved in the conversation about what changes the Biden administration should make under Title IX. In addition to informal discussions with colleagues, […]
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Originally posted on our Title IX Insights Blog. This week, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to review a decision allowing transgender high school students to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identities. The High Court’s rebuff means the lower court decision stands. The tacit endorsement solidifies an understanding of Title IX supported by other courts, […]
On December 16, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expanded on its COVID-19 Q&A guidance to address the interplay of vaccines with employment discrimination laws. While the agency confirms that employers may require mandatory vaccination as a condition […]
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Originally posted to our Title IX Insights Blog. As our Franczek colleagues previously reported, under Illinois law, Illinois employers—including schools, colleges, and universities—must train all employees on sexual harassment in employment by December 31, 2020. We also recommend training for all […]
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Originally posted to our Title IX Insights Blog Educational institutions across the country are receiving complaints and reports of sex-based misconduct triggering the use of the new Title IX regulations. We have heard from many Title IX administrators that they […]
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During an in-person meeting of a public body, it is not uncommon for individuals to have sidebar discussions. Such discussions do not necessarily violate any rules or laws, including the Illinois Open Meetings Act. But what happens to sidebars when […]
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Franczek P.C. is delighted to announce that Erin Johnson has joined the firm as an associate. Erin represents both private and public sector clients on the full range of their labor and employment needs. Erin regularly litigates in state and […]
Franczek P.C. is honored to be ranked in the national U.S. News – Best Lawyers® Best Law Firms list again this year. Our firm received both national and regional rankings in the practice areas of Labor Law, Employment Law, and […]
As reported in Education Week, the U.S. Supreme Court has denied a petition to hear an appeal brought by the Cook County Treasurer’s Office, the Cook County Assessor’s Office and others challenging a 7th Circuit decision allowing Illinois federal courts […]
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