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Kavanaugh assigned to review appeals from Seventh Circuit; Remains to be seen how will affect courts

By Carrie Bradon | Oct 25, 2018

Justice Brett Kavanaugh has been assigned to review appeals from the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago, replacing Justice Elena Kagan in that task. However, the change may not ultimately mean much.

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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