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IL A/G accuses Check into Cash of requiring low-wage non-competes, breaking new law

Elizabeth Alt Nov. 21, 2017, 8:15am

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has sued payday loan lender Check into Cash of Illinois LLC for allegedly violating the Illinois Freedom to Work Act by requiring employees to sign non-compete agreements, marking the first time that new law has been enforced directly by her office.

Appeals court strips class action status from wage suit vs Caterpillar labor supplier; claims too diverse

Dan Churney Sep. 28, 2017, 12:02pm

A downstate appellate court has stripped class-action status from a suit against a Caterpillar contractor, which claimed the labor supplier chiseled workers out of overtime pay, saying the 100 claims in the case are too differentiated to pursue as a class.

Chicago State pays ex-finance officer $1.3M to end whistleblower lawsuit

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 6, 2017, 4:17pm

A former financial officer at Chicago State University has secured a $1.3 million settlement from the university, ending his litigation against the school over his claims he had been fired in retaliation for exposing misdeeds by the university’s administration, including former university president Wayne Watson.