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New IL law boosts protections for nurses, other health workers from violence, liability risk for hospitals, others

By John Breslin | Jan 9, 2019

CHICAGO – New legislation that was enacted following two high-profile attacks on nurses in 2017 came into effect at the turn of the year.

Judge: Mondelez can't force workers to take a day off each week to reduce OT pay

By Dan Churney | Jan 9, 2019

A Chicago federal judge has burnt a suit by snacks maker Mondelez, which wanted employees to take 24 hours off every seven days to avoid overtime, finding labor law requires bosses let employees rest every seventh day, but also must give them the option of working.

Northbrook opts in to Cook County paid sick leave ordinance, more uncertainty for employers, lawyer says

By Gabriel Neves | Oct 29, 2018

The village of Northbrook has become the most-recent municipality in Cook County to opt back in to a Cook County ordinance requiring employers in the community, and whose employees work in the community, to provide paid sick leave. And that decision could provide more confusion and burdens for employers in Cook County, says an attorney who specializes in labor law issues.

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