Blog Post
03/23/2015
By Jason Tremblay

A recent case from the Northern District of Illinois, Lugihibl v. Fifth Third Bank (Case No. 13 CV 7193, March 16, 2015, Kennelly, M.), held that Title VII and ADEA limitations periods can be contractually shortened under certain circumstances, despite the general 300-day limitations to bring such claims in Illinois.

Blog Post
12/04/2014
By Jason Tremblay

On December 2, 2014, the Chicago City Council followed several other municipalities around the country and approved an ordinance to raise the minimum wage. Effective July 1, 2015, Chicago employers of all sizes will be required to pay a minimum hourly wage of $10.00 (from its current $8.25 per hour) with successive increases to $13.00 per hour by July 1, 2019. Specifically, the minimum wage increases will be as follows:

Blog Post
11/08/2014
By Jason Tremblay

On November 5, 2014, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that effectively makes the recently-passed Illinois’ Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (commonly known as the Ban the Box Law) apply to all Chicago employers. The Illinois Ban the Box Law does not apply to employers with less than 15 employees, but there is no such exclusion in the Chicago ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to remove employment barriers for applicants in Chicago with prior arrest or criminal records.

Blog Post
11/06/2014
By Jason Tremblay

On November 5, 2014, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that effectively makes the recently-passed Illinois’ Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (commonly known as the Ban the Box Law) apply to Chicago employers with fewer than 15 employees. The purpose of the ordinance is to remove employment barriers for applicants in Chicago with prior arrest or criminal records.

Blog Post
08/10/2014
By Jason Tremblay

Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “The Regulatory and Legal Challenges Facing HR Experts,” during a live session hosted by the National Association of Real Estate Investment Managers on Thursday, August 7 in Chicago.

Blog Post
08/03/2014
By Jason Tremblay

Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented “Is Your Noncompete Enforceable? Tips and Traps in Drafting and Enforcing Noncompete Agreements,” during a live webinar hosted by the American Bar Association on Tuesday, July 29. During this presentation, Mr. Tremblay discussed key considerations in drafting and enforcing noncompete agreements.

Blog Post
05/28/2014
By Jason Tremblay

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented, "Human Resources Best Practices" on May 12 to the Illinois CPA Society - Industry and Business Forum. He spoke before approximately 30 accountants on a wide range of human resource related topics, such as best hiring practices, proper discipline and termination and handling disabilities in the workplace.

Blog Post
04/22/2014
By Jason Tremblay

Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Jason Tremblay presented to the Illinois CPA Society on April 16 at a chapter event called, “Human Resource Best Practices.” Mr. Tremblay's presentation was called, “Best Practices for Managing Your Accounting Practice.” For more information, please visit the Illinois CPA Society website here.

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