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The Fruits of Garden Variety Emotional Distress

By: Jonathan R. Ksiazek When plaintiffs in employment cases seek damages for emotional harm caused by the defendant without professional treatment, courts often refer to these damages as garden variety emotional distress. Because of the strong connection between a plaintiff’s….

Guidance on Commission-Based Compensation

By: Karuna S. Brunk On September 23, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit released its decision in Osorio v. The Tile Shop, LLC, No. 18-2609 (7th Cir. September 23, 2019), approving draw-reconciliations as a method….

FLSA and Wage & Hour – New Minimum Salary For Exempt Employees Takes Effect January 1, 2020

By:  Margherita M. Albarello On September 24, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor issued a new Final Rule raising the minimum salary requirements for “white collar” (executive, administrative, and professional) overtime wage exemptions.  The Final Rule goes into effect on….

The #MeToo Impact in Illinois

By Karuna S. Brunk The #MeToo Movement has gained traction in Illinois. Employers should take proactive steps to comply with the law and protect their businesses. There are far too many legal changes to detail every single one here, but….

The Future of Work from Home Accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act

By Jonathan R. Ksiazek With technological advances and modern workplaces, working from home is becoming a more common occurrence. According to the U.S. Census, in 2017 approximately 8 million people, or 5.2% of the workforce, worked from home. A recent….


On March 14, 2019, please join our attorneys Margherita Albarello and Oana Militaru at our offices between 8:00 AM and 9:30 AM for breakfast and a free Seminar on Navigating the ADA, the FMLA, Worker Compensation Absences & the benefits….


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