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  • Firm News

    The latest posts for Firm News are listed below.
    • Answers to the Top 5 Questions About the Cook County and Chicago Earned/Paid Sick Leave Ordinances

      1. What are the differences between the Cook County and Chicago Earned/Paid Sick Leave Ordinances? The Ordinances are virtually identical - the largest exception being references to location (City of Chicago versus Cook County) of applicability. If an employer complies with the Cook County Ordinance, it has also complied with the City Ordinance. An employee seeking relief from a local ...
    • What's Enough?

      One of the most powerful coaching questions I ask executive women is “What’s enough?” It normally stops them in their tracks. These women are used to defining ‘enough’ as EVERYTHING! They are used to getting A+s all through school and now expect the same of themselves throughout their career. So what happens when “everything” becomes impossible to accomplish? Guilt, depression, stress, anxiety and ...
    • Communication, Communication, Communication!

      As an executive recruiter, the number one complaint about recruiters is that they don’t return emails or phone calls, sometimes at all. It’s a valid frustration and I admittedly have let the ball drop during my career now and again (horrible I know)! I am sure if you are reading this, you probably have too (let’s be honest). I have seen an increase in poor communication in business dealings over ...

    Wage Gap

    The latest posts for Wage Gap are listed below.
    • Can Transparency Lead to Equal Pay?

      Oracle America, Inc. is being sued by the Department of Labor over allegations that it pays white men more than its equivalent female, African American and Asian employees. The lawsuit also alleges that Oracle discriminates against non-Asian applicants in its hiring practices, and favors hiring Asian employees for technical roles. The lawsuit is related to Oracle’s federal contracts. Federal ...
    • Attorney Kristen Prinz Quoted in Huffington Post Pay Equality Article

      It was recently announced that Harriet Tubman will appear on the U.S. $20 dollar bill—but does finally having a woman on our paper currency make up for the fact the women in our workforce are still paid less than men? That is the question at the heart of Finance Expert Terry Savage's Huffington Post piece "Currency in your Pocket Counts Most." Savage turned to Attorney Kristen Prinz for insight on ...
    • Equal Pay Day: Why Men Should Be Out Front in the Fight For Equal Pay

      Today, Tuesday, April 12, is this year’s Equal Pay Day. It’s the day into the new year when a woman finally has earned the same amount of money a man made last year. Even in 2016, women have to work an extra 100 days to reach pay parity with men. Why are we still struggling with this issue? There are laws in the U.S. against pay disparity. But laws are only as effective as the people who are ...

    Wrongful Termination

    The latest posts for Wrongful Termination are listed below.
    • How Do I Prove That My Employer Retaliated Against Me?

      If you were discriminated against in the workplace and took action or reported illegal conduct on the part of your employer, the law prohibits your employer from retaliating against you. Despite this protection, many employers still seek to punish employees who stand up for their rights and, surprisingly, more than a third of discrimination charges filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity ...
    • Pregnancy Discrimination: Do You Know Your Rights?

      Women have experienced a long history of being treated unfairly in the workplace due to pregnancy and, in an effort to combat this unfair practice, federal, state and local laws have been passed. Pregnant and post-natal residents of Illinois are protected by the federal Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) and the Illinois Pregnancy Accommodation amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IPA). ...
    • Recoverable Damages in Wrongful Termination

      When taking legal action against a former employer in a wrongful termination suit, the monetary award you receive are often referred to as “damages.” It’s important to note, however, that these types of cases typically do not result in huge lump sums of cash – the main purpose of these damages is to make the plaintiff whole. In this blog, our Chicago employment lawyer discusses the damages you can ...
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