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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Child-Care Options for Working Parents During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Out of all the different workplace challenges that have emerged from the pandemic, workers being forced to balance child-care responsibilities while maintaining their jobs has proven to be among the most difficult. Currently, working parents are left with little options finding alternative child-care amid all the closures of schools, camps, and day-care facilities. As we […]

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NEW COVID-19 Employee Protections – Expanded FMLA Protection and Paid Sick Leave

NEW COVID-19 Employee Protections – Expanded FMLA Protection and Paid Sick Leave On March 18, 2020, President Trump signed into law the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. As part of this comprehensive economic stimulus plan, Congress affords greater protections for employees in light of the COVID-19 pandemic which will directly affect their rights in the […]

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