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Appeals court: Office Depot commission policies don't negate obligation to pay workers within month

By Cook County Record | Sep 24, 2018

Businesses who employ commissioned sales representatives may need to reevaluate their policies for paying commissions, after appeals judges said company policies don't trump Illinois law requiring employers to promptly pay commissioned sales reps.

Court again sides with employee over non-solicitation agreement, part of a pattern, says attorney

By John Breslin | Jul 27, 2018

A federal court has ruled in favor of an employee involved in a trade secrets and non-solicitation dispute with a former employer, continuing a pattern by Chicago federal judges of overturning, or limiting the scope, of employment agreements, according to a Chicago employment lawyer.

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.

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