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Paid Leave for (Almost) All Illinois Workers Required under New Law

Governor Pritzker signed a new law that changed current Paid Leave requirements for specific institutions. To see how your organization might be impacted, read more below!

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Illinois Department of Labor Publishes Family Bereavement Leave Act Documentation Form

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) published its promised FBLA Leave Documentation form that employers may elect to use.

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Revised Clear and Present Danger Reporting Intergovernmental Agreement Issued to Address Concerns

The Intergovernmental Agreement that was provided to school districts on March 6, 2023, allows a district to select the administrator(s) to submit reports under the clear and present danger reporting requirements. 

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ISBE Releases Employment History Review Forms Required Under Faith’s Law

ISBE releases template forms for sexual misconduct disclosures for applicants for employment effective July 1, 2023.

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Educational Support Staff RIF Checklist

As school districts continue to be challenged by the fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, reductions in student enrollment, and the rampant rise in inflation, all options available to limit costs, including workforce reductions, may need to be considered. 

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Black History Month 2023

February marks the beginning of Black History Month. Click the link below to learn how to support local communities and many other things!

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

Robbins Schwartz is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion where everyone feels respected, is treated fairly, and has the opportunity to succeed.

Disability Employment Awareness Month 2022

Click below to learn more about the strides made for differently abled employees, as well as how to support your local communities.

2023 Consolidated Election Calendar

This 2023 Consolidated Election Calendar has been prepared to provide key dates during the election cycle and information for boards, local election officials, and candidates.

PTAB Rejects Motion to Dismiss School District Based on Refund Recapture

Read our Law Alert on the Property Tax Appeal Board's recent developments.

Hispanic Heritage Month Spotlights 2022

Looking for ways to celebrate Hispanic Heritage? Look no further! Check out our spotlights below to learn more.

Room Scans During Remote Examinations Violate Constitution, Ohio Federal District Court Says

Last week, a federal district court in Ohio held that a university’s use of room scanning technology in the administration of an examination was unconstitutional and barred by the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unreasonable searches.

Robbins Schwartz Has Joined The Mansfield Rule For Midsize Law Firm Initiative

Robbins Schwartz is committed to a culture of diversity and inclusion where everyone feels respected, is treated fairly, and has the opportunity to succeed.

Higher Education Happenings, July 2022

Higher Education Happenings is a complimentary newsletter published by our attorneys in the firm's higher education practice group.

Government’s Use of Race and Gender Criterion to Remedy Historical Discrimination Against Women and Minorities Found to be Unlawful Discrimination

In another reminder of the importance of understanding the legal limitations of workplace Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (“DEI”) initiatives, recent lawsuits and court decisions successfully challenged even the federal government’s DEI initiatives to address and remedy historical discrimination