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Giving out mobile number in business emails could be consent to get texts

Karen Kidd May 11, 2016, 4:18pm

A text message sent to a real estate agent by a Chicago real estate brokerage seeking recruits didn't qualify as telemarketing or an advertisement under the Federal Communications Commission's definitions, a Chicago federal judge said earlier this year. And since the agent voluntarily provided his mobile phone number to the brokerage in emails several years earlier, the agent didn't have legal leeway to claim he didn't provide his consent, either. 

Employers should prepare now for soon-to-come Chicago sick leave rules, attorneys say

Karen Kidd May 4, 2016, 11:10am

Chicago may be the next municipality to require employers in the city's limits to provide employees with paid sick leave, meaning employers should begin planning now for the implications of the new rules, including an increased risk of lawsuits, said a trio of local attorneys.

Illinois legislative analyst offers employers tips on handling employee medical marijuana use

Karen Kidd Apr. 30, 2016, 9:12pm

Some employers in Illinois are still coming to grips with legalized medical marijuana use. But in some ways, legalized medical marijuana has resulted in little change in employer and employee policies, said Chris Lindsey, Marijuana Policy Project's legislative analyst for Illinois.

Recruiting Republican judicial candidates not a party priority, Chicago GOP official says

Karen Kidd Apr. 22, 2016, 4:20pm

Republicans have fielded few judicial candidates in the upcoming general election in Cook County. And that is a situation that is not going to change soon, as finding candidates for such positions is not "a recruiting priority," according to Chicago's GOP Chairman.

Illinois Supreme Court physician credentialing discovery ruling not necessarily a game changer

Karen Kidd Feb. 3, 2016, 10:56pm

Health care workers and others will undoubtedly carefully study the impact of a recent Illinois Supreme Court decision pertaining to the discoverability of physicians' credential applications held by hospitals. But the decision may not affect as much as some fear it might.