Tag Archives: Employment

Ooh, Baby Love: The Supremes Rule in Favor of Pregnant Employee

For the first time in years, the U.S. Supreme Court has issued an opinion on the scope of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (“PDA”).  In Young v. UPS, the Supreme Court ruled that a pregnant worker could bring a claim of … Continue reading

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Court: Firing Up Doesn’t Send Unemployment Benefits Up in Smoke

With the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act, Illinois has joined a growing number of states that have legalized marijuana under various circumstances, although no dispensaries are up and running yet in Illinois. (For a comprehensive summary of … Continue reading

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Screening Job Applicants on Facebook

Our Firm has written about the risks of screening job applicants via social media but recent reports indicate that employers are willing to take their chances.  A new survey offers insight on how employers are using social media to screen job applicants.  … Continue reading

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Answer Critics Without Landing in Court

A recent Maritz Research poll found that social media users are not just venting when they take to the internet to complain about overcooked dinners and rude cashiers.  They expect a response.  The poll shows that 83 percent of Twitter … Continue reading

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Victim’s Daughter Files Texting While Driving Lawsuit

The Southtown Star reports that the daughter of a man killed in a car accident last year has sued claiming that the driver who hit him was updating her Facebook page at the time of the crash. Allegedly the man … Continue reading

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Can You Fear Me Now?

If “confession is good for the soul,” now there is an app for that.  The  new “Confession:  A Roman Catholic App,” available on iPhones (including work-issued ones),  reportedly asks users a series of questions related to each of the Commandments … Continue reading

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