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Judge: IL law compels employers to give day off each week, but workers who want OT mustn't take it

Dan Churney Aug. 1, 2017, 12:36am

A Chicago federal judge has crumbled a suit by a Chicago cookie company, which wanted to force its employees to take 24 hours off every seven days in lieu of working voluntary overtime, saying state law requires companies give their workers the option to take one day off each week, but does not force workers to take a day off, if their contract otherwise allows them to work seven consecutive days or more, and they want the overtime.

FAA relaxes regulations for drone aircraft, opening them to more commercial uses

Robert Lawson Aug. 11, 2016, 10:20pm

The Federal Aviation Administration has released a new set of more relaxed regulations on the use of drone aircraft, making the craft more accessible and useful for those in construction and other industries. 

Executive job applicant cleared to sue company he claims phrased job ads to 'weed out' older applicants

Scott Holland Dec. 1, 2015, 6:58pm

A 59-year-old executive will be allowed to proceed with his age discrimination lawsuit against a San Diego-based maker of medical devices after a federal judge declined to dismiss his allegations the company that wouldn't give him an interview worded its open job listings in a way intended to discretely “weed out” older, more experienced applicants.