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Illinois Freedom to Work Act – No Non-Compete Agreements for Low Wage Workers

September 26, 2016 / News

Illinois recently enacted the “Freedom to Work Act”, effective for agreements entered into on or after January 1, 2017.  This Act prohibits non-governmental employers from entering into non-compete agreements with low wage employees.

Low wage employees are defined in the Act as those employees who earn less than the greater of (1) the hourly rare equal to the minimum wage required under applicable federal,

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Right to 12-Person Jury in Major Victory for Defense

September 22, 2016 / News

Today the Illinois Supreme Court upheld the right to demand a 12-member jury, holding the mandatory 6-person jury statute, 735 ILCS 5/2-1105(b), unconstitutional.  Kakos v. Butler, 2016 IL 120377.  This is a major victory for the defense and will arguably protect defendants and insurers from more unpredictable and inaccurate verdicts that can result from a smaller jury panel.

Milwaukee Area EEOC Office And Mexican Consulate Sign Historic Cooperation Agreement

September 12, 2016 / News

Last week, the Milwaukee Area Office of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) entered into a memorandum of understanding with the Consulate of Mexico. The agreement establishes collaboration between the Milwaukee EEOC and Mexican Consulate to provide Mexican nationals with information,

Joseph Ferrini Recently Presented Oral Argument Before The Supreme Court Of The State Of Alabama

September 12, 2016 / News

Joseph Ferrini recently presented oral argument on behalf of an appellant before the Supreme Court of the state of Alabama.  This is a rare achievement as the Alabama Supreme Court grants oral argument in less than 1% of its cases. 

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