Alexis Martin & Alejandro Caffarelli Prevail at Trial

In 2019, Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. client Michael Jensen and his company, Jensen Medical Services, filed a lawsuit against Defendant Glaysher Medical Technologies, claiming that Glaysher Medical put them out of business by making defamatory statements about them. Jensen and Jensen Medical Services also claimed that Glaysher Medical Technologies wrongfully interfered with their business prospects. […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli Named to Super Lawyers Top 100

The Firm is proud to have attorney Alejandro Caffarelli named as one of the 2022 top 100 lawyers in the State of Illinois by Super Lawyers, based upon peer reviews. However, it goes without saying that this recognition could not have been achieved without the benefit of the awesome team at Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. […]

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Alexis D. Martin Promoted to Partner

Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. is extremely pleased to announce that Alexis D. Martin has been elevated to the position of Partner within the Firm. Alexis has worked at Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. since 2014; her practice is focused on class action litigation, biometrics and privacy law, wage and hour matters, whistleblower & retaliation, family and […]

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Illinois Limits the Enforceability of Restrictive Covenants

by Nicole Young On January 1, 2022, an employee-leaning amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (IFWA) took effect. In response to a growing national concern over lower-paid employees being burdened with post-employment restrictive covenants, the IFWA was amended to determine the enforceability of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements based on employee compensation. Specifically, non-compete […]

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Nicole Young Joins Caffarelli & Associates Ltd.

Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. is pleased to announce that Nicole Young has joined the firm as an associate attorney. Nicole obtained her J.D. from the Chicago-Kent College of Law in 2019. While in law school, Nicole was an honors scholar, a notes and comments editor for the Chicago- Kent Law review, and a teaching assistant […]

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One of the Many Lessons Learned from the Pandemic: This Country is in Need of Guaranteed Paid Leave for Workers

By Katherine E. Stryker In a country that has historically provided minimal legal protections for workers, the pandemic has certainly exposed how vulnerable our workforce truly is and the need for reform going forward. The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), which went into effect in April of last year, was a step in the […]

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Pragmatic Changes Arrive for Illinois Practitioners

By Alexis D. Martin When it comes time for briefing, Illinois practitioners will find a dearth of State case law as compared with federal decisions. In part, this is due to the fact that federal trial courts may have their opinions published whereas Illinois trial courts rarely issue written opinions, let alone have them easily […]

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Employment Policy Goals under the Biden Administration

By Madeline K. Engel During his presidential campaign and since his election in November 2020, President Biden has stressed his commitment to strengthening workers’ rights and improving work conditions in the U.S. He identified three primary focus areas to that end: Tamping down corporate abuses of power in the employment context; incentivizing workforce organization and […]

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President Biden Confronts a Packed Judiciary, Frozen in Time

By Lorrie T. Peeters In our 2017 newsletter, we observed that there were then 130 judicial vacancies to fill on the federal courts. We noted that the unusually high number was largely due to the Republican-controlled senate blocking dozens of President Obama’s appointees in the final years of his administration. Unsurprisingly, former Majority Leader Mitch […]

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Latinos Progresando Featured in New York Times

Latinos Progresando was recently featured in the New York Times as part of the “Neediest Cases” fund series. To read the article, click here. Latinos Progresando is a based Chicago not for profit that focuses on local issues related to immigration services and education, Latino culture, and strengthening communities. Mr. Caffarelli is proud to serve […]

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