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Oct 21, 2020

NLRB Makes it Easier to Fire Workers Over Profanity & Abusive Conduct

By: Jessica Jackler The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) decision in General Motors LLC, 14-CA-197985 369 NLRB No. 127 (2020) modified the standard for determining whether employees have been lawfully disciplined or discharged after making abusive or offensive statement—including profane, racist and sexually unacceptable remarks—in the course of activity otherwise […]

Oct 19, 2020

DOL Clarifies FFCRA in Revised Regulations

By: Jessica Jackler On September 11, the DOL issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) following a New York federal court’s ruling that invalidated certain provisions of the FFCRA. The revised regulations became effective September 16. The revised regulations specifically address four issues: Whether FFCRA leave may […]

Jun 19, 2020

SCOTUS: Title VII Protects LGBTQ Employees

By: Storrs Downey & Jessica Jackler In a long-awaited landmark decision, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling on June 15, holding that Title VII protects LGBTQ workers against discrimination. Justice Neil Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion in the 6-3 ruling, which decided three employment discrimination cases involving the reach […]

Jun 11, 2020

Mandatory COVID-19 Posting Requirements

By: Storrs Downey & Jessica Jackler Under both Illinois and federal law, employers are required to post notices regarding employees’ rights related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The DOL has issued posters regarding employee rights under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The poster advises employees of their rights to any paid leave […]

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