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New sick leave ordinance will take effect next year in Cook County; employers face litigation risk

Dawn Geske Oct. 25, 2016, 1:09pm

Cook County has approved an ordinance giving employees in the county the right to accrued sick leave and the ability to use it as necessary, as well as to sue employers who don't abide by the rules.

New IL law boosts domestic workers' legal protections, ups lawsuit risk vs household employers

Dawn Geske Sep. 6, 2016, 10:58pm

A new Illinois law, the Domestic Worker’s Bill of Rights Act, affords domestic workers protection from employment-related discrimination, and could create a significant new litigation threat for families who employ them. 

Judge allows lawsuit to proceed vs Sprint over claims company's background check forms break law

Dana Herra Feb. 24, 2016, 3:02pm

A potential class action lawsuit claiming Sprint violated consumer protection laws when it ran credit checks on job applicants will proceed, after a federal judge refused the company’s motion to dismiss.

Boogard family's claims vs NHL over blame for player's substance abuse, death suffer legal blow

Scott Holland Dec. 30, 2015, 11:41am

The family of a deceased professional hockey player, who died following a purported drug overdose, has suffered a setback in their bid to assign blame for the athlete’s death to the NHL.