Chicago Employment Lawyers | Labor Attorneys, Chicago

Chicago Employment Lawyers | Labor Attorneys, Chicago

Whether you are an employee or an employer, our Elmhurst employment attorneys use their expertise to make sure that rights are followed in a fair and consistent manner


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Employees vs. Independent Contractors

In this video, our Chicago employment attorneys will explain the differences between employees and independent contractors in Illinois. ‍ As an employer, you are liable for your employees’ acts that are committed while acting within the scope of their employment. However, you are not liable for the negligent or intentional acts of independent contractors that you have hired.

In this video, Chicago employment attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains the differences between employees and independent contractors in Illinois .

What are the changes to Illinois Employment Laws in 2019?

In this video, Elmhurst employment attorneys will explain changes to Illinois employment laws for 2019.  Some of these laws became effective on January 1, 2019, while others went into effect midway through 2018.  We will provide a high-level summary of changes that impact pay discrimination against African Americans, protection to military service members, employee reimbursement, protections for nursing mothers, deadlines and procedures for filing charges for violations of the Illinois Human Rights Act, and changes to the rights of emergency medical service employees under the One Day Rest in Seven Act.

In this video, Chicago labor law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains what differences there are in employment laws as of January 1, 2019 .

Wrongful Termination in Illinois

In this article, our Chicago employment lawyers explain  the employment termination laws in Illinois. Illinois is an "at-will" employment state, meaning employers and workers can generally both end employment agreements without an extended notice or explanation at any time.  Wrongful termination comes into play when employers violate the exceptions to Illinois’ "at-will" rule, including: Discrimination,Violation an employment contract, Retaliation for certain protected actions; andTermination for protected time off work.

In this video, Chicago labor law attorney Kevin O'Flaherty explains what differences there are in employment laws as of January 1, 2019 .

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