Published: March 23, 2015

A recent case from the Northern District of Illinois, Lugihibl v. Fifth Third Bank (Case No. 13 CV 7193, March 16, 2015, Kennelly, M.), held that Title VII and ADEA limitations periods can be contractually shortened under certain circumstances, despite the general 300-day limitations to bring such claims in Illinois.

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Published: January 24, 2013

In light of recent events, many employers are more concerned than ever over violence entering the workplace. Policies and security measures are being examined and highly scrutinized. Last month I wrote about a Western District of Kentucky decision that found an employee was not protected by Kentucky law when he pulled a firearm from his vehicle to show a security guard. An opinion followed shortly thereafter out of the Western District of Michigan that may also help employers interpret their state’s concealed carry laws.

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Published: January 17, 2013

Employers and in-house counsel facing class-wide litigation received a welcome opinion from the District of Colorado to kick-off the new year. In EEOC v. The Original Honeybaked Ham Co. of Georgia, Inc., the court approved a questionnaire for claimants to identify numerous sources of electronic information, including that which could be used to access social media accounts.

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Published: November 19, 2012

Workplace situations involving domestic violence are fact-intensive and the liability an employer faces will likely be complex.

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Published: February 3, 2012

Arnstein & Lehr Fort Lauderdale Partner Lori Adelson was quoted in the January 26 issue of Forbes.com. The article titled “Workplace Snitching: If You See Something, Should You Say Something” discusses how one in five employees report they have been the victim of abusive retaliation for reporting bad behavior on the job. Ms.

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