May 13, 2016

The Importance Of A Waiver Of Subrogation Provision In Construction Contracts

By: Werner Sabo, Of Counsel Many standard construction industry contracts contain a “waiver of subrogation” provision. This means if an insurance carrier pays out on a construction related loss, they take over the insured’s right to sue (“subrogation”) and sue the party believed to be responsible for the loss. Associations […]

May 6, 2016

DOL Issues Joint Employer Guidance

By: Maital Savin, Associate On 1/20/16, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued guidance on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA). This new guidance aggressively expanded the definition of employment to include arrangements that employers may not […]

Apr 27, 2016

ACLU’s lawsuit alleging CIA’s use of torture, Tom Brady’s suspension, “Bystander Effect” in relation to Marques Gaines’ death, Uber settlement, Dennis Hastert sentencing

Rich Lenkov and Jason Whiteside welcome ACLU National Security Project Attorney, Dror Ladin to discuss the ACLU’s lawsuit alleging CIA use of torture. Next they welcome Professor Michael LeRoy from University of Illinois School of Labor & Employment Relations and College of Law to examine the decision reinstating Tom Brady’s […]

Apr 20, 2016

Federal Court Rejects “2-year” Bright Line Rule for Employee Non-Compete Agreements

By: Jeanne Hoffmann, Capital Member In R.J. O’brien & Associates, LLC v. Williamson, 14 C 2715, 2016 WL 930628 (N.D. Ill. Mar. 10, 2016)(Judge Gettleman,) the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois declined applying a “bright line” rule (minimum of 2 years of employment,) finding adequate consideration […]

Apr 15, 2016

Texting/Suicide Case, Texas Circumventing Obama Immigration Policy, Female-Only Uber Competitor, Will Smith Murder, Charlie Sheen and a Dora The Explorer lawsuit in this week’s Legal Face-Off

Rich and Jason welcome LFO employment law correspondent Maital Savin from Downey & Lenkov to discuss whether a new female-only Uber competitor is legal. They then welcome University of Oklahoma Associate Professor Of Law Kit Johnson to examine Monday’s hearing on a Texas statute that attempts to circumvent Obama Administration immigration […]

Apr 2, 2016

Gloria Allred discusses OJ & Cosby, CTU vs CPS, Blagojevich, Drew Peterson, Elton John and more on Legal Face-Off

Jason and Rich discuss if the Chicago teachers strike is legal with University of Illinois Professor Robert Bruno. They then welcome inventor Alan Amron to examine his lawsuit against 3M about who invented Post-It Notes Kroll attorney and former federal prosecutor Jeff Cramer reviews  the prospects of jailed former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich […]

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