Easy Access: Chicago shops large & small latest targets of growing trend of ADA Title III accessibility lawsuits
The odds that an individual shop or restaurant could be hit with a disability equal access lawsuit under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act remains small. But the likelihood is increasing, as more lawyers take aim at shops of all sizes, including owners of small mom-and-pop shops in older buildings.
Fired or not? 7th Circuit, NLRB side with worker who believed she was canned when boss sent her home
Employers can still send unruly or insubordinate employees home as part of the disciplinary process. But after a recent decision by Chicago's federal appeals court in support of the National Labor Relations Board, they may want to take a look at how supervisors carry out employee discipline, how they communicate the terms of that discipline, and make sure employees clearly understand if they've been fired or they're still expected back on the job at some point.
Employers need to become more conscious of whether their employees are working through break periods, as allowing them to do so could carry legal consequences, according to a labor law attorney, citing a recent decision by a federal judge to let stand a former IDOC employee's lawsuit asserting he racked up enough hours working through his lunch period to qualify for FMLA leave.