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'Fair Workweek' laws coming soon to Illinois. Employers should take note

By Jessica Causgrove, Fisher Phillips | Apr 17, 2019

So-called 'Fair Workweek' laws have landed in big, politically progressive cities across the country, and Illinois and Chicago are likely to soon follow. It will have a big impact on just about every business.

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.

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