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By Stephen M. Proctor
Recently, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals had to deal with a state law issue under the Uniform Commercial Code that has tormented courts for decades.
By Jiwon Juliana Yhee
An employer may not wait to designate leave as FMLA-qualifying, i.e. an employer may not voluntarily permit its employees to exhaust some or all available paid sick (or other leave)
By Stephen M. Proctor
In May, 2008, Matthew Friedman, a manager of 1550 MP Road LLC, must have been very pleased. He had just negotiated and signed a lucrative lease and purchase agreement with Teamsters Local Union No. 726.
By Masuda, Funai, Eifert & Mitchell, Ltd.
The 2018 First Installment Real Estate Tax Bills for Cook County, Illinois are due on Friday, March 1, 2019.
By Kenton P. Knop
The Illinois Supreme Court's recent ruling that actual harm is not required to establish a cause of action for a violation of Illinois's Biometric Information Privacy Act affirmed BIPA's "preventative and deterrent" purposes.
By Alan Kaplan
Ever since (and even before) the U. S. Supreme Court's decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, 138 S. Ct. 1612 (2018), companies are asking its employees to sign mandatory arbitration agreements.
By Michael C. Bedell
As technology has developed, courts have increasingly been forced to grapple with the question of whether non-traditional means of communication constitute binding contracts.
By Alan Kaplan
Courts throughout the United States are closely examining arbitration agreements, especially when current and former employees are seeking to proceed with their cases in court.
By Steven L. Katz
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its 2019 jurisdictional and filing fee thresholds under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, as amended.
By Lisa A. Dreishmire
First, you must analyze whether your company employs the requisite number of individuals to be covered by the Act.
By Gregory M. Wright
This remains the case for all transactions except those covered by the pilot program described below.
By Asa Markel
The new list relates to List 1 items, adding over thirty new items exempted from the tariff.
By Sachiyo Yamada Miller
In California, courts have found unenforceable provisions in employment agreements restricting competition and the non-solicitation of customers.
By Timothy J. Hammersmith
Practically, the Plaintiff in this case was seeking to have hospitals share part of the growing real property tax burden.
By David J. Stein
Fresh on the heels of this ruling, the Supreme Court this October heard arguments in three additional arbitration-related matters.
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