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US Department of Labor serves up $188K in back wages, damages for 104 workers at three Chicago pizzerias as employer tries to defy investigators 

Sarpinos also pays $75K penalty for violating FLSA for second time in six years CHICAGO – While Sarpino’s…

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‘Independent Contractor’ Might Be a Trojan Horse

From the Chicago Business Attorney Blog, George Bellas discsusses a recent case in which a worker was…

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Beware of the Illinois Employee who Insists on Independent Contractor Status

From Krieg DeVault, Nancy J. Townsend discusses an Illinois case in which the parties tried to set…

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Lyft won big in California. Now it’s set its sights on Illinois.

From The Chicago Reader, Adam M. Rhodes discusses an initiative in Illinois by Lyft to support the classification…

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Illinois Releases Model Training Program For Prevention Of Sexual Harassment 

From JDSupra, Sarah Gasperini and Patrick Rocks report that the Illinois Department of Human Rights released a…

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The Who, What, and When on Illinois’s Mandatory Sexual Harassment Prevention Training 

From Lexology, Colleen G. DeRosa and Melissa A. Ortega discuss the guidance offered for Illinois’s sexual harassment prevention training….

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Gig economy bills move forward in other blue states, after California clears the way 

From The Washington Post, Eli Rosenberg discusses legislative efforts in other states to adopt measures to protect…

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Could 2020 Be The Year Of The California Copycats? Other States Line Up To Consider Misclassification Statutes

From Mondaq, Richard R. Meneghello discusses the possibility that California’s ABC test will be adopted by other…

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IL Passes Workplace Transparency Act 

From JDSupra, Kevin Kelly reports on the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act that extends protections from harassment to…

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Illinois sponsor of minimum wage bill looks to aid ‘gig economy’ workers, too

From Crain’s Chicago Business, Greg Hinz reports that an influential Illinois representative is considering legislation to help…

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State Farm ‘confident’ agent suing under amended IWPCA is independent contractor, despite ‘misclassification’ claim

From the Madison-St. Clair Record, Karen Kidd reports that a State Farm agent has alleged that he…

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New Illinois Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation Protects Independent Contractors Too!

From Lexology,  Jessica E. Chang and Johner T. Wilson III report on new legislation in Illinois that extends protections…