Published: January 22, 2018

Now former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie spared no expense on ink his last day in office when he signed over fifty bills into law covering a wide array of topics with far reaching impact on the state. Of equal importance are bills he chose not to sign, utilizing his “pocket veto” on over forty additional pieces of legislation that had made to his desk. By not acting on these bills, he functionally vetoed them as they must now begin their journey to the Governor’s desk anew.

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Published: March 6, 2012

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay’s recently published 2012 edition of the handbook, Employment Law Toolkit for Illinois Employers, is now available. The handbook is a comprehensive resource highlighting the significant employment and labor issues facing Illinois employers. It provides practical and cost-effective advice on avoiding employment and labor-related liability and complying with state and federal laws facing employers.

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Published: January 27, 2012

Employers must be mindful of how they use criminal background information in making hiring decisions to avoid liability for failing to hire an applicant. Employers may not simply reject an applicant solely because they have an arrest record and/or “criminal” history. Rather, the employer must consider the impact of a conviction on the particular job.

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