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Starbucks’ decision to close stores for racial-bias training shows company’s ‘commitment’ to the issue, attorney says

By Carrie Bradon | May 10, 2018

Starbuck’s decision to close 8,000 U.S.-based stores for an afternoon to give its employees racial bias training after two African-American men were arrested at one of its Philadelphia locations while waiting for a friend demonstrates the coffee giant’s “commitment” to the issue, according to Lori Armstrong Halber, an attorney at Fisher & Phillips LLP.

HR management association to host program on workplace sexual harassment on Feb. 15

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 2, 2018

The Human Resources Management Association of Chicago (HRMAC) will host a "Hot Topic" program on sexual harassment in the workplace from 8 to 10:30 a.m. on Feb. 15.

EEOC changing rules on disseminating business info, prompting worries for employers

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 31, 2016

The federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently added procedures that could force employers to release position statements and non-confidential attachments to those accusing them of wrongdoing - potentially including labor unions - on request. These changes in normal procedure have created a sense of concern for employers, as they contemplate what kinds of information could be disclosed by federal regulators.

Cook County lobbyists were paid $2.95 million to lobby county officials in 2015, most ever, report says

By Carrie Bradon | Mar 15, 2016

According to a report recently released by Cook County Clerk David Orr, 2015 marked a banner year for Cook County lobbyists.

Illinois State Bar Association requests rule change to let law students work in private practice

By Carrie Bradon | Feb 28, 2016

Recently, the Illinois State Bar Association requested an amendment at the Illinois Supreme Court level, asking that legislation be reformed to allow law students more hands-on training, thus making them more equipped for the nature of working in law.

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