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BAN THE BOX

employmentDid you Ban the Box? Still asking applicants about their criminal background? Be sure you comply with Illinois and Chicago’s updated “Ban the Box” laws.The Illinois Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, went into effect on January 1, 2015 and prohibits private employers with 15 or more employees, from asking about, requiring disclosure of, or considerin...
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7th CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS UPHOLDS $325,000 ATTORNEY FEE AWARD IN FMLA CASE DESPITE EMPLOYEE ONLY RECOVERING $42,000 IN DAMAGES

aHeartWBandaid_vectorstock_2302163Imagine you are an employer and were just served a complaint by an ex-employee under the Family Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”). You review your HR files, his prior emails and interview his co-workers and discover, after the fact, this same ex-employee engaged in various form of employee misconduct that, that had you known about this m...
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