Ill. Judge Says Precedent Hinders Worker’s Finger Scan Suit
An Illinois federal judge signaled Tuesday that a former maintenance company employee is likely fighting an uphill battle to advance his biometric privacy suit, considering Seventh Circuit case law suggesting his claims are preempted by the Labor Management Relations Act.
O’Hagan Meyer Sponsoring Women Owned Law’s 2021 Virtual Symposium
We are excited to announce that O’Hagan Meyer is sponsoring Women Owned Law’s (“WOL”) March 18, 2021 Virtual Symposium, entitled: Pivoting Forward Together: Women Entrepreneurs at the Cutting Edge of Law.
Chancery Seems Skeptical Of UpCounsel Investor Claims
A Delaware vice chancellor said Thursday she “wasn’t very persuaded” by some arguments from an investor seeking derivative damages from the top figures of online legal services venture UpCounsel Inc., who the investor says licensed away the heart of the company without adequate disclosures before folding the business.
Lynn “Ernest” Roberts III Selected as Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Pennsylvania for 2021
Lynn “Ernest” Roberts III has been selected as a Top 40 Under 40 Lawyer in Pennsylvania for 2021 by The National Black Lawyers Top 40 Under 40.
Webinar: Hot Topics in Employment Law: The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The DuPage County Car Association is hosting Hot Topics in Employment Law: The Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, a webinar presented by Chicago associate Jenee Gaskin and Yolanda Carrillo from the Illinois Department of Labor Thursday, February 18th at 12pm CST.
Webinar: The Grass Isn’t Always Greener: The Impact of Increased Marijuana Legalization on the Workplace
Charles G. Meyer III and Amanda J. Muehlhausen will speak at ATSSA’s 51st Annual Convention & Traffic Expo on the increasing movement of states to legalize marijuana and decriminalize other controlled substances, employers face increasing liability from employment-related claims in the workplace.
DC Passes Strict Ban on Non-Compete Agreements
On January 11, 2021, District of Columbia Mayor Muriel Bowser signed into law one of the strictest bans on non-compete agreements in the United States. Under the new law, titled the “Ban on Non-Compete Agreements Amendment Act of 2020,” non-compete agreements entered into on or after the law’s effective date will be considered void.
Meet Our Newest Partner: Gouya Ranekouhi, Orange County
Meet our newest partner in the Orange County office, Gouya Ranekouhi! Gouya has been with the Labor & Employment litigation team at O’Hagan Meyer since July 2018.
O’Hagan Meyer November Food Drive: Recap
This past November, the O’Hagan Meyer Diversity and Inclusion Community Outreach Action Team recognized the growing hunger rate across the country and responded by organizing a firm-wide food drive across all offices.
Let’s Get Real: DOL Reaffirms “Economic Reality” Test in New Regulation to Determine Independent Contractor Status
The Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule clarifying the standard for determining independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Once again, the DOL has reaffirmed the “economic reality” test as the benchmark for determining whether a worker should be treated as an employee or independent contractor.