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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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Joseph J. Perkoski Serves as Moderator and Panelist at Law Bulletin Conference

Partner Joseph J. Perkoski served as moderator and panelist at the 5th Annual Employment Law Conference sponsored by the Law Bulletin, September 16, 2010. Joseph Perkoski served as facilitator and…

Heidi A. Katz & Maryam T. Brotine present at Clinical Faculty Academy

Heidi A. Katz & Maryam T. Brotine presented “Legal Issues in Clinical Education” at the Clinical Faculty Academy, put on by the Metropolitan Chicago Healthcare Council. Heidi A. Katz &…

Robbins Schwartz Nicholas Lifton & Taylor, Ltd. Named as one of the 101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago

This award was established to honor companies in each market that recognize employees as their greatest asset. These companies work with imagination and conviction to create organizational value and business…