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New Law Limits Local Government Severance Packages

In response to media reports about severance packages received by government employees, on August 14, 2018 the Illinois Senate’s Committee on Administrative Rules passed Senate Bill 3604 / Public Act 100-0895, also known as the Government Severance Pay Act (GSPA).This law requires local governments, school districts,… Continue Reading →

Snow Way Around It: Court Finds Deliberate Encounter Exception Does Not Apply To Slip And Fall Case Involving Pile Of Snow

Winter is coming……and with it comes the tricky issue of snow removal and liability exposure.  The Fourth District recently issued an opinion that is favorable to those involved in snow removal.  In Winters v. MIMG LII Arbors at Eastland, LLC, 2018… Continue Reading →

Governor Signs Law Requiring Public Employers to Adopt Sexual Harassment Policies

On November 16, 2017, Governor Bruce Rauner signed Public Act 100-0554 amending in part the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (“Act”) to prohibit sexual harassment by “[a]ll persons subject to this Act” and to require each unit of local… Continue Reading →

Local Government Law Attorney Stephanie Donovan Joins Tressler LLP

Stephanie Donovan, a dynamic and experienced attorney, joins the Tressler LLP firm today as a partner in the Chicago and Bolingbrook offices. She will be a member of the Local Government Law Practice Group, with a focus in the areas… Continue Reading →

Illinois Court Rules in Favor of Employer’s Social Media Code of Conduct Policy

Employer regulation of social media activity remains an area fraught with legal risk. The string of decisions issued by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in recent years sought to limit regulation of a broad range of social media activity,… Continue Reading →

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