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The Equitable Restrooms Act to Take Effect in Illinois

The Equitable Restrooms Act to Take Effect in Illinois

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Illinois has passed a law that requires all single-occupancy public bathrooms be labeled as gender-neutral. The Equitable Restrooms Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020,mandates that all single-occupancy restrooms

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Categories Business Law Employment Law


Illinois’ New Tool Against Discriminatory Pay: The No Salary History Law

Illinois’ New Tool Against Discriminatory Pay: The No Salary History Law

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Governor Pritzker signed into law the No Salary History Law, which will advance equal pay in Illinois. The No Salary History Law will strengthen both the Federal Equal Pay Act and Illinois’ Equal Pay Act by prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s past wages during the hiring process.


Categories Employment Law General Litigation


Alexander Sweis Named Partner at McKenna Storer

Alexander Sweis Named Partner at McKenna Storer

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McKenna Storer is pleased to announce the appointment of their newest partner, Alexander Sweis.  An outstanding trial attorney, Alexander is known for his precision and thorough preparation.  His clients value his hard work, dedication, and accessibility.  Alexander has been with the firm since 2011.


Categories McKenna News & Events


Does the California Consumer Privacy Act Apply to Businesses in Illinois?

Does the California Consumer Privacy Act Apply to Businesses in Illinois?

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The California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA or “the Act”) is one of the most significant pieces of privacy legislation that we have seen in the United States. Signed into law on June 28, 2018, and effective as of January 1, 2020, the CCPA will force many businesses to change how they manage and sell consumer information.


Categories Data Privacy


Which Pronoun Fits Your Employee?

Which Pronoun Fits Your Employee?

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I was recently at a seminar at a large university where the speaker stood at the podium and stated, “Hi, my name is… and the pronouns I most identify with are “ze, zirzirs.” The next speaker did the same, only this time the pronouns were “ze, hir and hirs.” A couple sitting next to me whispered to each other, “What’s a pronoun?” “Pronouns are he or she.” “Why did she say he?”


Categories Employment Law General Litigation


Unexpected Finding at Autopsy of a Perforated Duodenal Ulcer Results in Winning Verdict for a Cardiologist and Five Other Defendants Retrospectively Charged with Medical Negligence

Unexpected Finding at Autopsy of a Perforated Duodenal Ulcer Results in Winning Verdict for a Cardiologist and Five Other Defendants Retrospectively Charged with Medical Negligence

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In March and April Julie Ramson and Dawn Ehrenberg won a case involving a young woman, age 22, who passed away from sepsis following a ruptured duodenal ulcer. The ulcer was not discovered until autopsy because the young woman was admitted with generalized weakness, neurological abnormalities, an abnormal EKG and hypertension.


Categories General Litigation Medical Malpractice Defense


When an Expedient Settlement in an Insurance Defense Case Works Best

When an Expedient Settlement in an Insurance Defense Case Works Best

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In just eight weeks, McKenna Storer attorney Alex Sweis delivers an expedient settlement with optimal results for his insurance client.


Categories Commercial Transportation Law Insurance Litigation Defense


ISERRA- New Illinois Military Leave Law Now in Effect

ISERRA- New Illinois Military Leave Law Now in Effect

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Illinois has a new law protecting Illinois service members’ employment rights while they are serving and protecting our country.


Categories Employment Law Legal Updates


Illinois State Legislature Passes Bill That May Allow Increased Civil Claims Against Illinois Employers

Illinois State Legislature Passes Bill That May Allow Increased Civil Claims Against Illinois Employers

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    On March 14, 2019, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 1596 by a vote of 70-40-1. The Bill creates a statutory exception to the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy provision for occupational injuries otherwise barred due to the Acts’ repose provisions.


    Categories Civil Tort Law Employment Law


    Illinois Supreme Court Decision Opens Door To Increase In BIPA Litigation

    Illinois Supreme Court Decision Opens Door To Increase In BIPA Litigation

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    The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. is a blow to businesses that collect biometric information and identifiers (biometric data), and will likely lead to a flood of litigation under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).


    Categories General Litigation


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