Originally published on Law360 On Oct. 3, the U.S. Supreme Court granted review of a case in which the central issue is whether the National Labor Relations Act preempts state lawsuits brought against unions for causing property damage while conducting […]
Franczek P.C. is very pleased to announce that founding partner James C. Franczek, Jr. will receive the American Bar Association’s 2022 Arvid Anderson Award. The Arvid Anderson Award is the ABA’s highest honor for public sector labor attorneys. The annual […]
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As we’ve previously reported, union organizing is on the upswing and the NLRB is beginning to issue decisions that reverse Trump-era precedents that were generally more favorable to employers. This is the first in what we plan to be regular […]
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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) just released an updated ‘Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination is Illegal’ poster, which supersedes its earlier ‘EEOC is the Law’ poster.
On September 6, the National Labor Relations Board (the Board) issued a proposed rule to revise the current standard to determine whether employers are “joint employers” under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA). The proposed rule would rescind the Trump-era […]
Thursday, September 22 at 12 p.m. Registration Join Franczek attorneys Sally Scott, Mike Warner, Jason Patterson and renowned labor scholar Robert Bruno on September 22, 2022 for the first installment of our webinar series addressing the recent changes and trends in the labor movement. After […]
In Tesla Inc., the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) recently reversed a 2019 decision in Wal-Mart Stores Inc. that gave employers leeway when adopting neutral non-discriminatory dress codes. Instead, the Board applied the standard in the Supreme Court’s Republic Aviation […]
Franczek Partner Nicki Bazer published in the IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law Illinois Public Employee Relations Report with an piece entitled “Bargaining in the Time of COVID: How Collective Bargaining Impacts Schools and their Mitigation Strategies.” The paper discusses labor […]
As previously reported, the City of Chicago has adopted several substantive amendments to the sexual harassment provisions of the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, including new posting, policy and training requirements. The posting and policy language requirements take effect today, and […]
On April 27, 2022, the Chicago City Council approved several substantive amendments to the sexual harassment provisions of the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance. The amendments impose new and expanded harassment training obligations for all employers operating in the City of […]
Despite the always shifting pendulum of labor law, unionization rates in the private sector have decreased and remained low since the 1970’s. However, a recent surge of unionization efforts, coupled with unique economic conditions and key initiatives at the National […]
For decades, employers have been permitted to hold mandatory meetings or “captive audience speeches” in response to union organizing campaigns to present the company’s position on unionization. On April 7, 2022, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) General Counsel Jennifer […]
Franczek P.C. is pleased to announce that the following attorneys have been included in the 2022 Illinois Super Lawyers list. No more than five percent of the lawyers in Illinois are selected by Super Lawyers. Shelli Anderson Dana Fattore […]
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In a February 3, 2022 decision in Marquita McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park LLC, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that employee claims for damages for violations of their statutory privacy rights under the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA) are not […]