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Not surprisingly, the top attorney for the National Labor Relations Board (“Board”) appointed last November, Richard Griffin, recently declared the Board’s commitment to making it easier to take employers into federal court and temporarily stop alleged unfair labor practices. Under Section 10(j) of the National Labor Relations Act, the Board may petition a federal district […]

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Following other cities and states, Illinois will be including a question on this November’s ballot on whether the current minimum wage, $8.25 per hour, should be raised to $10.  The outcome of the vote is non-binding but will likely impact the ongoing arguments to increase the minimum wage that have bandied about the Illinois Legislature […]

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When an employer hands a prospective employee an application, there is one question that is usually on that form that is currently getting a ton of debate: prior criminal history.  A movement to eliminate this question from the initial employment application seems to be gaining momentum and its chant is “Ban the Box”.  The movement […]

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Earlier this year, President Obama ordered the Secretary of Labor to overhaul the executive, administrative, and professional exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime and minimum wage requirements.  President Obama directed the Secretary “to propose revisions to modernize and streamline the existing overtime regulations.”  The Secretary just announced she will deliver his suggestions this […]

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The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit (“First Circuit”) recently held an employer could be liable for sex discrimination under Title VII where an employee’s job performance is maligned by a co-worker.  The co-worker’s romantic overtures were rebuffed by the employee, the co-worker had intended to cause the employee’s termination, and the […]

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