Limitations on Criminal History Inquires for San Francisco Employers

Effective August 13, 2014, the Fair Chance Ordinance restricts the ability of private San Francisco employers with 20 or more employees to inquire about and consider criminal history information for employment purposes. The Ordinance’s protections apply to applicants or employees whose place of employment is entirely or substantially located in San Francisco. The Ordinance prohibits […]

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Lorrie T. Peeters is Recognized by California Super Lawyers

Lorrie T. Peeters has been recognized by California Super Lawyers in the 2014 publication. Although she was recognized as an Illinois Rising Star in 2013, this is the first year that Ms. Peeters has been recognized as a California Rising Star by the publication. Super Lawyers selects its attorneys from more than 70 practice areas, […]

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Department of Labor Proposes Rule Change to Expand FMLA Coverage for Same Sex Spouses

On June 20, 2014, Secretary of Labor Tom Perez announced a proposed rule that would extend FMLA protections to otherwise eligible employees in same-sex marriages living in states that do not recognize such marriages. Presently, the FMLA’s definition of “spouse” only covers same-sex spouses living in states that recognize same-sex marriage. Under the proposed amendment, […]

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General Assembly Unanimously Passes HB8 Amending the Illinois Human Rights Act

On May 28, 2014, the Illinois General Assembly unanimously passed new amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act. The new amendments will require employers to make reasonable accommodations for pregnancy and related medical conditions. That being said, an employer may not require an employee to accept an accommodation she did not request, or require her […]

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