Published: November 8, 2014

On November 5, 2014, the Chicago City Council approved an ordinance that effectively makes the recently-passed Illinois’ Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act (commonly known as the Ban the Box Law) apply to all Chicago employers. The Illinois Ban the Box Law does not apply to employers with less than 15 employees, but there is no such exclusion in the Chicago ordinance. The purpose of the ordinance is to remove employment barriers for applicants in Chicago with prior arrest or criminal records.

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Published: February 11, 2013

I admit maybe the title of this post should be “Shawn and the wage and hour beanstalk.” A recent decision by a Wisconsin court appeals keeps a long-running wage and hour complaint going even further in the battle for a large amount of attorneys’ fees.

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