Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. Obtains $10.2 Million Settlement in TCPA Case

JP Morgan Chase Bank NA agreed to pay $10.2 Million to end a class action lawsuit brought by Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. attorneys Alejandro Caffarelli and Lorrie Peeters on behalf of client Sheila Allen, which accused its automotive loan department of violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by making unauthorized robocalls to over 2 […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli Featured on Univision Chicago News

Alejandro Caffarelli was featured on Univision Chicago’s channel 66 newscast at 10:00 pm on Tuesday, December 8, 2015. He was interviewed for the station’s “Conozca Sus Derechos” (Know Your Rights) segment, which is designed to educate the Spanish-speaking community about legal rights and responsibilities. Mr. Caffarelli discussed minimum wage and tip-pooling requirements for tipped employees. […]

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Press Coverage of Caffarelli & Associates Ltd.’s Most Recent Case, Keith Jackson v. NIU et al.

Caffarelli & Associates Ltd.’s most recent case, Keith Jackson v. NIU et al., has received significant press coverage. Keith Jackson is the current Controller for Northern Illinois University, although he has now been on involuntary administrative leave for over one year. The lawsuit filed by the Firm on behalf of Mr. Jackson alleges, among other […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli a featured speaker at Seventh Circuit Bar Association Seminar

Alejandro Caffarelli will be a featured speaker at a Seventh Circuit Bar Association seminar entitled “Settling an SAP Employment Case: An overview of Employment Law, Settlement Techniques & the U.S. District Court, N.D. Ill., Settlement Assistance Program.” The free CLE* seminar on negotiation of employment disputes & pro bono limited representation is scheduled for October […]

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Alexis Martin Quoted in Law360 Article on the Recent Santiago NRLB Administrative Decision

Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. attorney Alexis Martin was quoted in Law360 about a case that the NLRB brought on behalf of the firm’s client, Audelia Santiago. Ms. Santiago was formerly employed by the Tinley Park Hotel and Convention Center LLC, which operates a Holiday Inn outside Chicago. Ms. Santiago was fired after “selfie” photographs of […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli Quoted in Chicago Tribune re: DOL Guidance on Independent Contractors

Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. founder Alejandro Caffarelli was quoted in a Chicago Tribune article detailing the United States Department of Labor’s Administrative Guidance regarding the classification of independent contractors. According to the Tribune, “[t]he guidance comes as a growing number of employers are contracting out services to third parties, including subcontractors, temporary agencies and franchisees. […]

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Obama Administration Greatly Expands Overtime Eligibility

Generally speaking, even salaried employees are automatically entitled to receive 1.5 their regular hourly rate so long as their annual salary falls beneath a certain threshold, currently $23,660, regardless of job duties or title. But on Monday night, President Obama announced in an op-ed Huffington Post article that he will direct the U.S. Department of […]

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Alejandro Caffarelli Quoted in Chicago Tribune

Alejandro Caffarelli was quoted in a recent Chicago Tribune article featuring the Firm’s latest trucking misclassification case, Barrera v DNJ. The article also features Adam Kader from Arise Chicago, which referred the case to Caffarelli & Associates Ltd. See […]

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The Employment Law Impact of Texas Dep't of Housing v. Inclusive Comm.: A Double-Edged Sword?

Earlier this week, in a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court surprised many and saved disparate impact discrimination claims under the Federal Housing Act (“FHA”). See Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. Generally, the disparate impact analysis allows individuals to prove discrimination based upon the disparate impact of an employer’s […]

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