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 […]
Brian Flores’ recent class action race discrimination lawsuit against the National Football League and its teams provides a cautionary tale as to what can happen when an organization professes to value diversity, equity and inclusion, but the employment decisions made […]
Also authored by Hannah May* This morning, the United States Senate passed a bill creating the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act of 2021.” The U.S. House of Representatives passed the bill earlier this week, meaning […]
Franczek P.C. is pleased to announce that Jason Patterson has been named partner. Jason advises employers on all aspects of employment law including workplace discrimination, health and safety, wage and hour, whistleblowing, employee handbooks, termination, and disciplinary action. Jason also […]
In companion decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court split on the issue of mandatory vaccinations for workers, halting the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) emergency temporary standard (ETS) for private sector employers with 100 or more employees and allowing the […]
On December 17, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit lifted the stay of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) which had previously been halted by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. […]
On Tuesday, November 16, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it is suspending all implementation and enforcement efforts related to the emergency temporary standard (ETS) on mandatory COVID-19 vaccination and testing in the workplace. OSHA’s announcement comes […]
On Thursday, the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) issued its long-awaited emergency temporary standard (ETS) requiring employers with 100 or more employees to mandate vaccinations or weekly testing and masking for their unvaccinated employees. Here’s what employers need […]
On Thursday night, October 28, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Floor Amendment 3 to Senate Bill 1169, which amends the Health Care Right to Conscience Act (HCRCA) to allow employers the right to “take any measure or impose […]
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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