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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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In this Issue

    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


    Is Deposing a Plaintiff’s Treating Physicians Worth it?

    Is Deposing a Plaintiff’s Treating Physicians Worth it?

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    Plaintiff’s 213F disclosures will contain the treating physicians that plaintiff intends to call at trial. These “treaters” are the physicians who treated the plaintiff for his alleged injuries. These can range from emergency room physicians, primary care doctors, chiropractors, surgeons, pain doctors and physical therapists.


    Categories General Litigation


    SMALL COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW THE EMPLOYMENT LAWS

    SMALL COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW THE EMPLOYMENT LAWS

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    Smaller companies often mistakenly believe that the state and federal employment discrimination laws do not apply to them because they are too small to be expected to know the laws or should not be held to the same standards of a larger company.


    Categories Employment Law


    Business Owners: You Can Protect Both Yourself in the Workplace and on Social Media with A Workplace Order of Protection

    Business Owners: You Can Protect Both Yourself in the Workplace and on Social Media with A Workplace Order of Protection

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    Is Someone Harassing, Intimidating, or Threatening Your Business?

    In Illinois, businesses can protect themselves from individuals targeting them with acts of violence, stalking, threats, harassment, and property damage.


    Categories Business Law


    Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019

    Three McKenna Storer Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers for 2019

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    McKenna Storer is pleased to announce that Super Lawyers recently recognized Greg Cochran, Sara Cook, and Alexander Sweis. These exceptional attorneys are recognized by their peers for their outstanding work and commitment to the spirit of the legal profession.


    Categories McKenna News & Events


    Employers Beware:  Chicago Minimum Wage Increases in 2019

    Employers Beware: Chicago Minimum Wage Increases in 2019

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    Chicago’s minimum wage is already the highest in the state and due to increase on July 1, 2019. Employers need to be ready for not only the overall increase in minimum wage, but also the commensurate increase in employee expectations and overtime that will go along with the Chicago minimum wage increase.


    Categories General Litigation


    The Ideal Unlimited and Unconditional Guaranty For Small Business Lenders

    The Ideal Unlimited and Unconditional Guaranty For Small Business Lenders

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    In commercial lending, obtaining a personal guaranty or corporate guaranty falls under the routine everyday standard best practices of any lender.


    Categories Banking Services Business Services


    What School Officials Need to Know about Student Data Privacy in Illinois

    What School Officials Need to Know about Student Data Privacy in Illinois

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    Data breaches have happened, and will continue to happen, to all different types of entities, including private businesses, charities, government offices, and schools.


    Categories Privacy and Data Security Litigation


    What Banks in Illinois Should Expect If Recreational Cannabis Becomes Legal

    What Banks in Illinois Should Expect If Recreational Cannabis Becomes Legal

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    The incoming governor-elect of Illinois, J.B. Pritzker has promised to pass legislation that legalizes the sale and consumption of recreational cannabis in Illinois for adults over the age of 21.


    Categories Banking and Lending General Litigation


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