November 6, 2018
A couple of recent decisions discuss the concept of judicialnotice. The first case, Khoja v. Orexigen Therapeutics, Inc., 899F. 3d 988 (9th Cir. 2018) involved a securities fraud action underthe Securities Exchange Act of 1934. Orexigen Therapeutics,...
October 31, 2018
Effective January 1, 2019, the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act requires employers to reimburse employees for certain business related expenses incurred by the employees.
August 14, 2018
Gregory Eaton worked as an inventory clerk at Premier Transportation. His job duties included sitting, standing, walking, lifting heavy objects, and electronically entering work orders. Eaton filed a claim for LTD benefits with Reliance Standard Life Insurance Company because of an injury occurring on July 20, 2007.
July 5, 2018
Getting electronic evidence admitted isn’t the intimidating process many lawyers found it to be a decade ago. Two recent Illinois criminal cases discuss a couple of wrinkles and some different technology.
June 27, 2018
In MEMORANDUM GC 18-04, issued June 6, 2018, Peter B. Robb, General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, relaxed somewhat the NLRB’s sometimes nitpicking scrutiny of employee handbook policies.
May 23, 2018
An unidentified writer asked the U.S. Department of Labor for an opinion regarding "[w]hether a non-exempt employee’s 15-minute rest breaks, which are certified by a health care provider as required every hour due to the employee’s serious health condition and are thus covered under the FMLA [Family and Medical Leave Act], are compensable or non-compensable time under the FLSA [Fair Labor Standards Act]."
May 23, 2018
A recent case from the Seventh Circuit provides a useful reminder about removal of a case to federal court.
May 14, 2018
Kenrick Roberts was director of medical programs at MalcolmX College. He reported directly to andworked closely with Dr. Micah Young, the dean of health sciences and careerprograms at Malcolm X and Dr. Mario De La Haye, the associate dean of...