Posts by Laura Platt

Mar
05

FMLA Coverage to Now Include Same-Sex Spouses

Posted in Employment

On February 23, 2015, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued Final Rule changes (RIN 1235-AA09) altering the definition of “spouse” under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and published the new definition in the Federal Register on February 25, 2015 (80 Fed. Reg. 10,162). The new rule will...

Nov
13

New Employment Laws Effective January 1, 2015

Posted in Employment

January 1st marks the birth of a new year and of many new laws. Two significant revisions to existing employment law – one to Illinois state employment law and one to federal employment law – become effective January 1, 2015. Maternity Leave In August 2014,...

Nov
25

New Illinois Appellate Court Decision Affects Enforceability of Non-Competes

When employers craft non-compete agreements for new hires and current employees alike, they are likely aware of the factors courts traditionally consider when analyzing their enforceability.  These factors include the length of the non-competition and non-solicitation, and the geographic...

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