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Labor and Employment Law Update FAQs: Learn How To Keep Your Company's Greatest Asset – Your Workforce – From Becoming a Source of Liability

Few areas of the law change as often and impact as many people and businesses as employment law. Each year, new and amended statutes, regulations, ordinances, and policies at the federal, state, and local levels alter the rights of workers or expand the obligations of employers. . . . [READ MORE]

LLF's Joanna Kopczyk and Alex Passo Obtain Six-Figure Settlement On The Eve of Trial In a Case Defendant Derided As "Nuisance Value"

When a defendant in newly filed litigation characterizes the suit as worth "nuisance value," a negotiated settlement that reflects the actual worth of the plaintiff's claims is an unlikely outcome. But, in February 2024, LLF's Joanna Kopczyk and Alexander Passo obtained a six-figure settlement on the eve of trial in just such a case. . . . [READ MORE]

Amendments to New Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance Extend Deadlines, But Employers Still Need to Act Now To Ensure Compliance

In November 2023, the City of Chicago adopted the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance (the "Ordinance"), which, among other things, dramatically expands the amount of paid leave that employers in the city must provide their workers each year. With employees allowed up to 80 hours of paid leave every 12 months, the Ordinance is twice as generous as the Illinois Paid Leave For All Workers Act that Gov. JB Pritzker signed into law in March of last year. . . . [READ MORE]

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