Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. Obtains $600,000 Settlement in Jackson v NIU

This week, the Board of Trustees for Northern Illinois University approved a settlement reached with Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. client Keith Jackson in the amount of $600,000. As reported by the Northern Star, “Jackson served as university controller from October 1999 to May 2014. He was placed on involuntary administrative leave, and his annual appointment […]

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Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. Obtains $1.2 Million Arbitration Award on Behalf of General Counsel

Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. Obtains $1.2 Million Arbitration Award on Behalf of General Counsel Following a 2018 hearing handled by Alejandro Caffarelli and Lorrie Peeters, an Arbitrator with the American Arbitration Association in Chicago awarded a Firm client over $1.2 Million in backpay, interest, and attorneys’ fees in a claim filed pursuant to the Illinois […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli to Speak at 2019 ABA ADR Midwinter Meeting

Alejandro Caffarelli to Speak at 2019 ABA ADR Midwinter Meeting Alejandro Caffarelli is scheduled to speak at the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law ADR in Labor and Employment Law Committee midwinter meeting, currently scheduled for February 15-17 in Coronado, California. The subject will be “Class Action Waivers Update: Where Does it […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli and Madeline Engel Prevail in Federal Jury Trial

Alejandro Caffarelli and Madeline Engel Prevail in Federal Jury Trial: On November 16, 2018, a federal jury returned a verdict in favor of Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. client N.V. Ms. V was a former school administrator for a suburban school district, who shortly after being promoted started suffering from debilitating mental health conditions including depression […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli Speaks at the CBA, NELA National Conference

Alejandro Caffarelli, Employment Attorney, Invited to Speak at Chicago Bar Association, NELA National Conference Alejandro Caffarelli, noted Chicago employment attorney, has been invited to speak on two panels within the coming months – one at the Chicago Bar Association and the other at the Annual Conference for the National Employment Lawyers’ Association. On May 9, […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli Named to Screening Committee for Federal Judge Applicants in Illinois

Alejandro Caffarelli Named to Screening Committee for Federal Judge Applicants in Illinois — PRESS RELEASE 01.12.18 https://www.durbin.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/durbin-duckworth-announce-screening-committee-application-process-for-federal-district-court-in-the-northern-district-of-illinois- Durbin, Duckworth Announce Screening Committee Application Process For Federal District Court In The Northern District Of Illinois CHICAGO – U.S. Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced that they will begin accepting applications from those […]

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Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. Obtains Class Certification in Barrera v. DNJ Intermodal Svc.

Class Action Law Certification On August 31, 2017, Circuit Court Judge Kathleen M. Pantle granted Plaintiff Lucio Barrera’s motion for class certification in the matter of Barrera v. DNJ Intermodal Services, 15 CH 9701. Mr. Barrera will now serve as the class representative for a class of approximately 150 current and former DNJ drivers. He […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli's Article on Class Waivers Published in the ABA Just Resolutions Newsletter

Class Waivers On June 13, 2017, the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution published Chicago employment attorney Alejandro Caffarelli’s article on class waivers in the ABA Just Resolutions Newsletter. In his article, Caffarelli argues that counsel for appellees in the upcoming Supreme Court case of Lewis v. Epic Systems Corp. should take great care […]

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Seventh Circuit Holds that Discrimination on the Basis of Sexual Orientation Violates Title VII

For the past several years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has interpreted the Civil Rights Act’s prohibition against sex discrimination to include claims based upon sexual orientation, and on April 4, 2017, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals agreed with the EEOC in the case of Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College. The Hively decision […]

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Alexis Martin and Madeline Engel Prevail at Trial before the Illinois Human Rights Commission

In August 2016, Alexis D. Martin and Madeline Engel of Caffarelli & Associates conducted a three-day trial before Administrative Law Judge William J. Borah at the Illinois Human Rights Commission. Ms. Martin and Ms. Engel represented Complainant, Claudia Torres, against Respondents, El Faro Restaurant and Adrian Reyes. Ms. Torres was a former waitress at El […]

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