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How to Conduct Effective Workplace Investigations
How to Conduct Effective Workplace Investigations

You receive an email message detailing crude and suggestive instant messages an employee received from her co-worker. A manager passed over for (yet another) promotion calls you to report that he believes that it may be due to his race. While out to lunch with your friend, ...

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    “The way to right wrongs is to turn the light of truth upon them.” - Ida B. Wells February marks Black History Month, a federally recognized ...

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  • Women of Color Are Still Left Behind by the Legal Profession

    In this year of racial reckoning in our country, a recent American Bar Association (ABA) report reaffirmed what many of us in the legal profession ...

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  • A Refresher on the DOL’s Guidance for FMLA & Sick Leave

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to sweep the country (and quarantine orders continue to be issued by state and local governments), workplaces have ...

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  • On-Boarding in the Age of COVID-19

    COVID-19 has complicated how companies manage their internal relationships. Businesses that have not fallen prey to the financial devastation wrought ...

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  • Coronavirus: An Employer’s Guide to Contingency Planning

    COVID-19, commonly known as “Coronavirus,” has officially been categorized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization. Preparations for the ...

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  • Illinois Employers Now Required to Provide Anti-Harassment Training

    Employment law practitioners serving victims of workplace harassment and assisting businesses in creating healthy work environments have reason to ...

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    Flight to Baltimore: $342.48 Cab to hotel: $62.00 Morning coffee: $2.95 Client lunch: $55.75 Compliance with the new amendment to the Illinois Wage ...

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  • 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. ...

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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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