We are pleased to provide several of our recent Client Alerts and Legal Updates on important new developments in labor and employment law.

 
  July, 2017

Using the Inevitable Disclosure Doctrine in Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) Cases

Robert R. Duda Jr. and Terry J. Smith Article Published in
Employment Law360, July 14, 2017

Link to Employment Law360, July 14, 2017, Article

PDF of Article

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  May, 2017

New Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Covers
Employees Working in Cook County, Illinois

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  January, 2017

Illinois Federal Courts Continue to Reject Bright-Line
Test for Consideration in Competition Restrictions

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  June, 2015

Measuring Midstream Noncompetes in Midwestern Courts

Robert R. Duda Jr. Article Published in Employment Law360,
June 11, 2015

Link to Employment Law360, June 11, 2015, Article

PDF of Article

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  February,
  2015

Dim Future for Illinois Bright-Line Competition Restrictions

Robert R. Duda Jr. Article Published in Employment Law360,
February 17, 2015

Link to Employment Law360, February 17, 2015, Article

PDF of Article

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  October, 2013

Terry J. Smith Presentation Outline on
Retaliation Decisions Following Nassar
And Suggestions to Avoid Retaliation Claims

Mr. Smith was a guest speaker and presenter with U.S. District Court Judge Rebecca R. Pallmeyer at the 8th Annual Employment Law Conference presented by the Chicago Law Bulletin in Chicago, Illinois

Presentation Outline
September 19, 2013

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  July, 2013

New Illinois Case Increases Employer's Burden To Show
Valid Consideration For Competition Restrictions

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  April, 2013

Whistleblowers May Be Protected Under Sarbanes-Oxley
When Reporting Fraud Unrelated To Shareholders

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  November,
  2012

U. S. Supreme Court to Address
Important Labor and Employment Issues in Fall Term

PDF Document

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  October, 2012

EEOC Identifies Key Targets
In Proposed Strategic Enforcement Plan

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  April, 2012

SOCW Summer Law Clerk Melanie Kibbler Meets
U. S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
In Her Chambers

Reprinted from Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

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  January, 2012

List of Federal Court Cases Decided on
Cat's Paw Theory After Staub v. Proctor Hospital

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  December,
  2011

Illinois Supreme Court Eases Burden On Employers
In Enforcing Non-Compete Agreements

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  November,
  2011

Federal Court Cases Decided On Class Action Certification
After Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes

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  November,
  2011

Class Action Lawsuits Now More Difficult to Certify
Under "Commonality" Requirement

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  July, 2011

Non-Compete Agreements Now Easier to Enforce in Texas

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  June, 2011

SEC Adopts Final Rules On
Dodd-Frank Act Whistleblower Provisions

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  May, 2011

U. S. Supreme Court Expands Scope of Individuals
Who Can Bring Title VII Retaliation Claims

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  February,
  2011

Key Development in Enforcement of
Restrictive Covenants Under Wisconsin Law

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  January, 2011

Federal Employment Discrimination Claims
Under Section 1981
Can be Heard in Illinois State Court

PDF Document

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  October, 2010

Arbitration Award For Former General Counsel Vacated
in Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Case

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  September,
  2010

U. S. Supreme Court Favors Arbitration and
Allows Arbitrator to Decide Enforceability
of Arbitration Agreement

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  August, 2010

U. S. Supreme Court Lowers Standard for
Attorney's Fees Award Under ERISA

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  March, 2010

Judicial Review of Remedies
Awarded in Private Arbitration of
Employment Discrimination and Retaliation Claims

PDF Document

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  February,
  2010

U. S. Supreme Court Rules Arbitration Awards
Subject to Review Under Railway Labor Act
But Declines to Recognize Due Process Objections

PDF Document

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  January, 2010

Recent U. S. Supreme Court Rulings
Raise Pleading Requirements in Federal Court Cases

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  December,   2009

U. S. Supreme Court Likely to Review
Seventh Circuit's Position on Cat's Paw Theory
in Employment Discrimination Cases

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  November,   2009

U. S. Supreme Court to Address
Important Labor and Employment Issues in 2010

PDF Document

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  October, 2009

Unusual Fact Patterns Resulting
in Useful Lessons for Employers

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  July, 2009

U. S. Supreme Court Sets
High Burden of Proof for Plaintiffs in All
Federal Court Age Discrimination Cases

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  June, 2009

Congress Considers Restricting Arbitration
of Discrimination Claims in Response
to Recent U. S. Supreme Court Decision

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  May, 2009

Illinois Supreme Court Expands
Strict Liability for Sexual Harassment:
Employers Are Strictly Liable for Any Supervisor's Harassment Under Illinois Human Rights Act

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  May, 2009

U. S. Supreme Court Rules in Favor of
Mandatory Arbitration of Discrimination Claims
under Collective Bargaining Agreements

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  April, 2009

President Obama Signs Executive Orders
Impacting Employers with Federal Contracts

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  March, 2009

Illinois Supreme Court to Rule
on Scope of Strict Liability for Supervisor Harassment
Under Illinois Human Rights Act

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  February,
  2009

Two Key Developments in Employment Law:
Speaking Out in Internal Investigation Protected Under Title VII and Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 Signed Into Law

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  January, 2009

Employee Free Choice Act: President-Elect Obama's Most Significant Possible Change to Labor and Employment Laws in 2009

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  December,   2008

New FMLA Regulations Take Effect January 16, 2009

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  November,   2008

New ADA Amendments Expand Definition of Disability

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  October, 2008

Judicial Estoppel: Key Defense In Discrimination Suits

An article we recently published in Employment Law360

Link to Employment Law360, September 12, 2008, Article

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  September,   2008

New EEO-1 Report Due September 30, 2008

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  September,   2008

U. S. Supreme Court Declines to Hear FMLA Waiver Case:
DOL Proposes New Regulation Clarifying FMLA Waiver

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  August, 2008

Important Labor and Employment Cases
Still Pending on U. S. Supreme Court's Docket for 2008

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  July, 2008

U. S. Supreme Court Rules
in Three More Employment Cases

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  June, 2008

U. S. Supreme Court Rules:
Race Retaliation Claims Are Actionable
Under Section 1981

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  May, 2008

Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals
Strengthens Key Defense in Termination of
Employee with Workers' Compensation Injury

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  April, 2008

U. S. Supreme Court Rules:
Parties May Not Contractually Provide for
Extra Judicial Review of Arbitration Awards

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  April, 2008

U. S. Supreme Court to Address
Important Labor and Employment Issues in 2008

PDF Document

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  March, 2008

U. S. Supreme Court Likely to Review
Fourth Circuit's Position on FMLA Waivers

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  March, 2008

U. S. Supreme Court Rules in Two Employment Cases:
"Me, Too" Evidence Admissible in Trial Court's Discretion
and EEOC Intake Questionnaire is Charge

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  February,
  2008

New Illinois Employment Laws for 2008

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  December,
  2007

Smith O'Callaghan & White's presentation entitled:

Protecting Your Company's Interests From Actions of Departing Employees in the Absence of a Restrictive Covenant or Confidentiality Agreement

PDF Document

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  November,
  2007

Strategies for Defending Workplace Defamation Claims

PDF Document

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  September,
  2007

New Illinois Law Allows Filing of Discrimination
And Harassment Claims in the Illinois State Courts

PDF Document

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  August, 2007

Clearing Up Misconceptions on Relevancy
and Admissibility of Prior Crimes of Dishonesty
in Illinois Employment Litigation

PDF Document

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  June, 2007

Important Ruling for Employers:
U. S. Supreme Court Tightens Deadlines for Filing
Pay Discrimination Cases Under Title VII

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  June, 2007

U. S. Supreme Court to Address
Key Employment Discrimination Issues
In 2007 Fall Term with Decisions Expected in Early 2008

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  January, 2007

Smith O'Callaghan & White's Terry J. Smith Featured on Sky Radio's "America's Premier Lawyers"

Terry J. Smith was featured on Forbes Magazine Sky Radio's America's Premier Lawyers in-flight radio program, which aired on American Airlines flights.

He was featured as a guest speaker and interviewed about the options available to companies when former employees engage in unlawful competition, the theft of confidential business information, interference with customer contracts and relationships, breaches of fiduciary duty and the pirating of key employees.

 SkyRadio


Listen to Terry J. Smith's Sky Radio Interview - Real Audio (.rm)

Listen to Terry J. Smith's Sky Radio Interview - Windows Media (.wma)

Link directly to Sky Radio's website featuring America's Premier Lawyers
http://www.skyradionet.com/lawyers.cfm

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  October, 2006

Smith O'Callaghan & White's
Terry J. Smith quoted in Chicago Tribune:

On October 12, 2006, Terry J. Smith was interviewed and provided commentary to the Chicago Tribune on a high profile sex discrimination lawsuit pending in Chicago Federal Court (the lawsuit did not involve a client of the firm).

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  2005

U. S. Supreme Court Allows
Disparate Impact Claims Under ADEA

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