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 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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Cook County Passes Employee Sick-Time Ordinance

Mirroring a recent City of Chicago Ordinance, the Cook County Board voted last week to mandate that employers provide employees with paid sick time off from work to care for him or herself, a family member becomes ill, or in the event of domestic violence or the closing of a school or business due to […]

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Seventh Circuit Eliminates Direct/Indirect Dichotomy in Employment Discrimination Cases

The Seventh Circuit court of Appeals, which is one level below the United States Supreme Court and has jurisdiction over the states of Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana, finally eliminated the Direct/Indirect Dichotomy in employment discrimination cases — effectively bringing the analysis back in line with other civil matters and affirming that the same rules of […]

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Chicago City Council Approves Sick Leave Ordinance

The Chicago City Council last week approved an ordinance requiring employers to provide their employees with paid sick leave. The law will benefit over 450,000 private sector workers in the City of Chicago. The new law, which takes effect on July 2017, requires employees to be given one hour of sick time for every 40 […]

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Attorney Madeline Engel Joins Caffarelli & Associates Ltd.

Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. is proud to announce that Madeline Engel has joined our Chicago office as an Associate. From the time she graduated from Chicago-Kent College of Law, where she received a Certificate in Labor & Employment Law, Ms. Engel has focused her practice exclusively on labor and employment law. She has substantial experience […]

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