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Monthly Archives: June 2011
Labor and Employment Alert: Employers strike back: The U.S. Supreme Court stems the tide of class action suits
Fortunately, on June 20, 2011, the United States Supreme Court signaled a changing tide. It put the brakes on a class action lawsuit against Wal-Mart that encompassed 1.5 million past and present female employees of the retail giant. In so doing, the Court clarified the requirements for pursuing class claims and provided employers with a measure of legal respite from the claims of overly broad, tenuously affiliated classes of employees.
Indian Economy: the Investor’s paradise
India is a booming economy which has seeing an exceptional growth in its aviation segment in last couple of decades. Counter to demands of aviation segment in the country the existing aviation infrastructure and the carrier’s technology needs serious up gradation. As there are ample of opportunities for growth of this sector therefore, venous domestic and international aviations giants are seeing India as paradise for investment in the Aerospace technology and development.
To see the full article, please click on the following link, Investment opp 220611 for the PDF.
So you’ve lost your job… What next?
Seek counseling. Talk it out! Don’tincubate. You have been cut loseand naturally, it hurts. You probablyhave a million things swirlingin your mind. Right now, all thatyou can think about are all thoseyears and tears that you sacrificedat the altar of employment only tobe cut loose at the whim of someoneelse’s discretion! This may be adifficult proposition, but do not takedramatic or hasty action. Talk tosomeone you trust; maybe a pastor, a parent, a close friend, arepresentative from Social Services or other Counselor. In fact,many companies have an Employee Assistance Program designedto assist recently terminated employees with coming togrips to life’s challenges. There is even DIAL A PRAYER!The important thing is just to find someone to talk to.
To see the full Bulletin, please click the following link, HC’s Bulletin- Employment 101 – June 2011 for the PDF.
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The United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held an open meeting on June 8, 2011 on the appropriate use of disability leave as a reasonable accommodation at its headquarters in Washington, D.C. The open meeting is just the latest step in the EEOC’s on-going effort to move the marketplace towards its enforcement position that employers may not implement one-size-fits-all leave periods for disabled employees (i.e., disabled employees have x number of days to return to work or face termination) – a lesson that Sears Roebuck learned in 2009 at the decidedly burdensome price of $6.2 Million.
Chicago Partner Samuel Levine attended the Illinois State Bar Association Annual Meeting last week. While in attendance he participated in the organizational meeting of the ISBA Commercial Banking and Bankruptcy Section Council as a member of the council and chair of its banking subcommittee. He also attended the organizational meeting of the ISBA Real Estate Section Council as a member of the section council.