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Judge's temporary order on overtime rule could hint at its fate, attorney says

Taryn Phaneuf Dec. 2, 2016, 5:03pm

Days before the rule was set to take effect, a federal judge in Texas blocked a U.S. Department of Labor rule that would have extended overtime pay to upwards of 4 million salaried workers. The Department of Labor has appealed. The decisions in the meantime could produce confusion, a Chicago employment lawyer said.

South Loop Living & Rehab Center, Warren Barr South Loop accused of shortfall in care

Louie Torres Dec. 2, 2016, 4:57pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim against South Loop Living & Rehab Center LLC and Warren Barr South Loop, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Swedish Covenant Hospital accused of failure to prevent fall

Louie Torres Dec. 2, 2016, 4:55pm

A patient is suing Swedish Covenant Hospital, alleging negligence and insufficient measures taken to prevent injuries.

St. Anthony Hospital, Central Nursing & Rehab Center accused of negligence in care

Louie Torres Dec. 2, 2016, 4:53pm

An administrator of a deceased woman's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Saint Anthony Hospital; Central Nursing and Rehabilitation Center; and two individuals, alleging negligence in health care.

Central Plaza Residential Home, others blamed in woman's choking death

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:21pm

A deceased woman's family has filed a wrongful death claim against B&D Hotel Corporation; Central Plaza Residential Home; Barton Healthcare L.L.C.; and Barton Management Inc., alleging negligence in a residential-care setting for a mentally ill woman.

Atrium Health Care Chicago accused of negligence in connection with death

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:19pm

An administrator of a deceased man's estate has filed a wrongful death claim against Atrium Health Care Chicago, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Oak Park Medical Center, others sued over nerve severed during surgery

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:17pm

A patient is suing Oak Park Medical Center; a doctor, identified as Thomas Bilko, M.D.; and Associated Medical Centers of Illinois Ltd., alleging negligence in medical care.

Holy Cross Hospital accused of failing to prevent pressure ulcers

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:15pm

A woman is suing Holy Cross Hospital Inc., alleging negligence in medical care.

St. Alexius Medical Center, doctor blamed for alleged surgical error

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:12pm

A patient is suing St. Alexius Medical Center and a doctor, identified as Stoyan Kokocharov, alleging negligence in health care

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers, others accused of failing to provide proper care

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:11pm

A deceased man's family has filed a wrongful death claim alleging negligence in medical care.

Patient says doctor failed to properly treat an infection around a prosthetic knee

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:09pm

A patient is suing a doctor, identified as Richard A. Berger, M.D., and Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush LLC, alleging negligence in medical care.

Silverado Highland Park Memory Care Community accused of failing to prevent fall

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:06pm

A woman's representative is suing Silverado Highland Park Memory Care Community and two nurses, alleging negligence in nursing home care.

Patient blames dentist for jaw fracture

Louie Torres Dec. 1, 2016, 3:05pm

A patient is suing Kam Patel, D.D.S. and Lakeview Oral Maxillofacial Surgery & Med Spa, alleging negligence in dental care.

Advocate, NorthShore continue to push for merger, despite 7th Circuit decision against them

Chandra Lye Dec. 1, 2016, 12:42pm

CHICAGO – Advocate Health Care and NorthShore University HealthSystem have said that despite an appeals court ruling against their proposed merger, they will still seek to merge. But how that can happen in light of the court ruling remains unclear.

'Trump sold himself as a wild card:' Incoming president's impact on labor law could be a mystery

Joe Dyton Nov. 30, 2016, 8:26pm

CHICAGO – To many, the results of this year’s presidential election came as a surprise. That surprise could be the first of many in terms of labor and employment policies when the Donald Trump administration takes over in January.

'Joint employer' status in franchise operations could see change in regulation under Trump

Giovanni Whaley Nov. 29, 2016, 5:30pm

With the arrival of a new presidential administration in Washington, D.C., franchisers and their advocates are hopeful the push by the Obama administration to change the way the relationship between franchisers and franchisees are regulated will be tossed out, as well.