Joint employers, are you covered under the FMLA?
The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) is a workplace law which allows employees to take unpaid leave for medical reasons, but not all companies are required to offer this benefit. One of the criteria for determining whether the law is applicable relates to the number of employees working for the business. An employer is […]Read More >>
What to do if an employee claims discrimination
In the mail is an unexpected letter from the Illinois Department of Human Rights. A brief review of the document reveals that a charge of discrimination has been filed against your company by a former employee. You recall that the employee, let’s call him “Bob,” was very upset when he learned that he was being […]Read More >>
Why employment law?
When people think of lawyers, they often think of personal injury claims, family law matters, criminal defense and other familiar subjects. Rarely are they thinking of an employment lawyer. In fact, when I tell someone that I practice employment law the response is often a puzzling look as if to say, why would lawyers have […]Read More >>
Unpaid Internships – A Great Opportunity.
As a college student, I vividly recall walking into an investment bank one summer to offer my services free of charge just so I could learn more about the industry. Unfortunately, they declined my offer. Although the summer is well underway, it’s not too late to offer an unpaid internship to a deserving student. Such […]Read More >>
Is Badmouthing the Employer Okay?
In this age of “at will” employment we’ve come to understand that an employee could be properly discharged for any reason, or no reason at all, provided that the true reason for termination is not illegal or against public policy. So, in most cases, an employer wouldn’t think twice about terminating a disloyal employee who publicly […]Read More >>