Earlier today, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down four key provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (“DOL”) regulation implementing the paid leave provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”). The […]
Our special education practice group developed a guide to help schools and cooperatives create robust Individualized Remote Learning Plans (IRLPs), including practical considerations for each section of the IEP that may need to be modified. The Guide provides steps to […]
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On July 23, 2020, we issued an alert informing you that the CDC updated its guidance on returning from home isolation, shortening the required time that an individual who has tested positive for or is suspected of having COVID-19 must […]
Recently (on July 20, 2020), the CDC updated its guidance on returning from home isolation, shortening the required time that an individual who has tested positive for or is suspected of having COVID-19 must be fever free from 72 hours […]
Today, July 22, Chicago’s City Council adopted a landmark Police Collective Bargaining Agreement which includes many important and long sought reforms in the police department. Last week before the City Council’s Workforce Development Committee, David Johnson and Jim Franczek testified for […]
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On July 16, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor released an updated suite of FMLA forms for employers. According to the Department, the forms are designed to be simpler and easier to understand and complete, substituting check boxes for some […]
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recently developed a COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) document to provide a central location for commonly asked questions concerning steps employers can take to keep workers safe as they return to work.
Franczek P.C. partner Melissa Sobota was interviewed on WTTW as part of her role as a Board Member for the Friendship Center food pantry, based in Chicago. The Friendship Center has operated as a food pantry since 1970, providing food […]
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In Verizon New York, Inc. (Verizon), the National Labor Relations Board (Board) recently found that a work rule reserving the right for the company to monitor and/or search personal property, and a rule permitting the company to monitor use of […]
On July 2, 2020, the City of Chicago issued Public Health Order 2020-10, which requires persons entering the City of Chicago from certain states to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. Additional details are included in a set of […]
As we previously reported, certain non-instructional, non-administrative school term employees are now be eligible for unemployment compensation this summer. A recent change to Section 612 of the Act, which otherwise renders school-term employees ineligible for unemployment between school terms, now […]
Originally posted on our Wage and Hour Insights Blog In Field Assistance Bulletin No. 2020-4, issued June 26, 2020, the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, recognized a number of ways an employee can establish eligibility for Family First Coronavirus Response […]
On Tuesday, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in 800 River Road Operating Company, LLC d/b/a Care One at New Milford, (Care One) issued a decision overturning the controversial Total Security Management decision. In Care One, the NLRB held that […]
In a decision applauded by citizens of the City of Chicago and its leadership, the Illinois Supreme Court found that a provision in the collective bargaining agreement between the Fraternal Order of Police, Chicago Lodge No. 7 (FOP), and the […]
As all four regions of the State of Illinois work toward entering Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan on June 26, 2020, Illinois Governor JB Pritzker released new guidelines today to help businesses and other activities safely reopen. The […]