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What to Do When “The Check Is in the Mail”
What to Do When “The Check Is in the Mail”

“The check is in the mail!” is one phrase no employee wants to hear about her hard-earned wages. Unfortunately, this is a reality for some workers. Businesses, especially start-ups, sometimes become cash-strapped and cannot meet payroll. So what’s an employee to do in such a ...

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Blog Posts in 2018

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    Managing Partner Kristen Prinz recently wrote an op-ed on the gender wage gap that was featured in Crain’s Chicago Business . Ms. Prinz was responding ...

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    Over 20,000 employees in an estimated 50 cities worldwide walked out of their Google offices on November 1 st in protest over the company’s poor ...

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    California Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed California Senate Bill 826 , requiring California-based publicly held companies to have a minimum of one ...

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    The State of Illinois enjoys strong anti-discrimination protections. The Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) forbids an employer from discriminating ...

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    During the onboarding process, employees are often presented with a myriad of documents, including a company handbook, employment and confidentiality ...

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    Last week, a story in Bloomberg News shocked Wall Street. A successful senior banker was terminated from Credit Suisse after an internal investigation ...

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  • A Mid-Year #MeToo Check-In

    As the echoes of survivors’ stories of harassment and assault continue to reverberate through our culture, many of our clients have taken the time to ...

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