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Native American Heritage Month

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2024 General Primary and General Election Calendar

The General Primary Election on March 19, 2024 will see candidates for State Senator and Representatives in the General Assembly nominated as well as candidates for county office. Those nominated will stand for election on November 5, 2024. Read more here.

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Do Not Forget Your DEI Mission Statement and Related Communications When Conducting a Compliance Review and Assessment

Institutions should include their DEI mission statements and related communications when conducting a compliance review and assessment. Read more here

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Department of Labor’s Proposed “Overtime Rule” Will be Costly and Potentially Disruptive for Higher Education Institutions

The Department of Labor’s proposed rule to raise the income cutoff for overtime pay could potentially disrupt higher education institutions. Read more here.

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Supreme Court Signals That An Employer is Entitled to Ultimate Discretion in Deciding What is Reasonable Workplace Accommodation Under the ADA

The United States Supreme Court has determined that employers are entitled to ultimate discretion in deciding reasonable workplace accommodations under the ADA. Read more here.

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Transportation Benefits Program Act Effective January 1, 2024

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker recently signed the Transportation Benefits Program Act into law, effective January 1, 2024. Read more here.

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Protections for Student Witnesses in Teacher Dismissal Hearings Signed into Law

Governor Pritzker has signed protections for student witnesses in teacher dismissal hearings into law. Read more about the update here.

Southeast Asian Heritage Month

Learn more abut Southeast Asian Heritage Month here.

2023 School Administrators’ Conference

In this era of rapid change, it is crucial for school districts to carefully consider the legal implications that affect decisions involving employees, students, and commercial transactions. Robbins Schwartz is excited to partner with LUDA to provide a full day of sessions on a range of legal issues facing school districts today.

2023 NAPIPA Leadership Conference

Robbins Schwartz is excited to sponsor this year's National Asian Pacific Islander Prosecutors Association (NAPIPA) annual conference. NAPIPA is a professional non-profit organization dedicated to promoting justice and advancing the interests of prosecutors of Asian and Pacific Islander heritage.

Join us at the Cook County Bar Association Job Fair

Join us at the Cook County Bar Association job fair on July 18, 2023.

Robbins Schwartz is Pleased to Announce New Attorneys

Robbins Schwartz is pleased to introduce three new attorneys: Ellie Kozlowski, Elena Roper and Logan Sweeney.

Aaron J. Kacel Named Co-Chair of Northwestern Law LGBTQ+ Alumni Affinity Group

Aaron has been named Co-Chair of Northwestern Law LQBTQ+ Affinity Group. Read more about his efforts here.

Juneteenth – June 19, 2023

Let's honor and uplift those who fought for freedom and justice.

Department of Education Postpones Release of Amended Title IX Regulations, Gives New Target Date of October 2023

The release of the updated Title IX Regulations has been delayed until October 2023. Schools should be ready for potential changes and training.

U.S. Department of Education Issues Updated Guidance on Prayer and Religious Expression in Public Schools

The U.S. Department of Education updated its Guidance on the often complicated issue of prayer and religious expression in public schools.