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CME employee not entitled to shift differential payments not mentioned in hiring documents, judge says

Angela Underwood Oct. 31, 2017, 5:34pm

A federal judge has pulled the plug on a lawsuit accusing the Chicago Mercantile Exchange of skimping on some workers' pay by denying them the shift differential payments at least one plaintiff alleged they were owed.

NLRB extends jurisdiction to cover teachers at church-affiliated private schools

Dawn Geske Oct. 17, 2016, 11:18pm

Federal labor regulators at the National Labor Relations Board have expanded the agency's reach within religious private schools, finding that faculty and others at the schools who don’t provide religious instruction should no longer be considered exempt from federal workplace rules.

Class actions alleging DirecTV didn't pay its service techs overtime can proceed, judge says

Dana Herra Apr. 19, 2016, 1:57pm

DirecTV and its installation contractors will need to continue to defend itself against a pair of lawsuits brought in Chicago federal court by service technicians who claimed the satellite television provider owes them unpaid overtime.

IL law doesn't entitle salespeople to commissions outside terms of their pay agreement, judge says

Dana Herra Mar. 25, 2016, 11:00pm

A judge has slammed the door on a pitched class action brought by a pair of salespeople who claimed Illinois wage laws entitled them to more money than they received from the medical equipment supplier that employed them because, they said, the company used both sales declines and increases to calculate their commissions.

2016 brings changes in statewide labor and employment laws

Anna Aguillard Dec. 26, 2015, 11:48am

As 2016 approaches, many new labor and employment laws are set to take effect come January 1. Because the bulk of the legal changes will occur at the state and local levels, legal observers advised employers to stay informed of important changes that may affect their employment practice.