Originally posted to our Wage and Hour Insights Blog. Wage and hour law is full of traps for the unwary. Even compensation practices that are well-accepted across an entire industry can sometimes create huge headaches for employers in the face […]
On September 9, 2021, President Biden announced a major initiative entitled the “Path out of the Pandemic.” The initiative includes an executive order requiring vaccinations for nearly all federal employees and contractors and millions of health care workers. Additionally, the […]
Franczek P.C. is delighted to share our Tier One ranking awarded by Best Lawyers. The firm’s founding partner and president, James C. Franczek, Jr., and partner Michael A. Warner, Jr., have also been included in the 2022 Edition of The Best Lawyers in […]
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Vaping has become a major health crisis in America’s public schools. For several years now public schools have been grappling with the behavioral, economic, health, and social consequences of tobacco companies and their surrogates allegedly targeting young people with highly addictive and dangerous vaping products through deceptive and predatory advertising,
Please join us in congratulating Franczek P.C. Partner Jackie Gharapour Wernz and her family on their relocation to Dallas, Texas at the end of the month. Jackie’s husband, Matt, will be the new Director of the Federal Trade Commission’s Southwest […]
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Originally posted to our Wage and Hour Insights Blog. Wage and hour violations in Illinois just got a lot more expensive. On Friday, July 9, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act that increases the penalty for […]
Big change is here. Governor Pritzker signed the Student-Athlete Endorsement Rights Act, meaning effective today, Illinois student-athletes at both public and private universities, no matter the sport or division, have the ability to enter into individual endorsement deals while enrolled […]
In a 6-3 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a decision issued on June 23, 2021 struck down a California state law requiring agricultural employers to grant union organizers access to their property. The Court determined the regulation was an […]
Recently, the Illinois General Assembly passed legislation significantly amending the Illinois Freedom to Work Act, which governs the legality and enforceability of non-compete agreements and other post-employment restrictive covenants. The new law imposes some new restrictions on the use of […]
We are delighted to announce that Franczek P.C. has been recognized by Chambers and Partners as among the leading Labor & Employment law firms in Illinois. Chambers is widely recognized as one of the most detailed reviewers of law […]
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The White House announced today that President Biden will nominate attorney Gwynne Wilcox to the fifth and last vacant seat on the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Ms. Wilcox is a senior partner at labor & employment firm Levy Ratner […]
On May 13, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance advising that fully-vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physical distance in any setting, except where required by law, a local business, […]
The Illinois Appellate Court recently issued an opinion providing additional guidance about the “probable or imminent” litigation exception to the Open Meetings Act (OMA) open meeting requirement. In City of Bloomington v. Raoul, issued on April 26, 2021, the Court held that […]
Stay tuned for Franczek’ s comprehensive recap of the Biden administration’s labor and employment initiatives of the first 100 days in office that will impact employers. In the final week of first 100 days of, the Biden administration, significant labor […]
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In new guidance, the IRS confirms that non-federal government employers may now be able to claim a tax credit to cover the cost of voluntarily providing paid sick and family leave to employees for COVID-19 related reasons. Formerly limited to […]