Illinois

The state of Illinois was admitted as the 21st state on December 3, 1818. Although not its Capital City, Chicago is one of the leading cities in the US discussed in relation to political, enforcement, police brutality, and murder cases. Illinois is located in the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals.

The Capital City of Illinois  is Springfield, and Illinois is nicknamed the “Prairie State”. The state bird is the Cardinal. The Purple Violet is the state flower and White Oak is the state tree. Its land area of about 58,000 sq. miles makes it the 25th largest state in the US. And, the population of approximately 12.8 million makes it the Fifth largest in the US. Chicago’s population of about 2.7 million, makes it the third most populous city in the US.

The National Law Review covers legal news coming out of Cook County, including the controversial sweetened beverage tax and its subsequent repeal and new paid sick leave employment requirements.

Chicago, and Illinois in general, was highly populated by immigrant workers in the early 1900s. Namely because of job-growth in textile, coal mining, industrial, and manufacturing jobs, the state became a hub for immigrants. Additionally, The Great Migration which swept through Chicago established a large community of African Americans, bringing famous jazz and blues music cultures to the city.

A number of US Presidents have been elected while living in Illinois. Most famously noted is Lincoln (where the Land of Lincoln logo is still seen on state license tags today). However, other Presidents including Ulysses S. Grant and Barack Obama were also residents when nominated into office. Hillary Clinton and Ronald Reagan were also born in Illinois. Two presidential libraries are in the state of Illinois as well.

Today, the state has a Democratic stronghold in elected offices. Although current governor and lieutenant governors are Republican (voted in 2015), the secretary of state, attorney general, comptroller, treasurer, and US Senators Class II and III, are all members of the Democratic Party. The state has voted Democratic in all elections to date, dating back to 1992. The state has a total of 18 congressional districts, with 11 delegates being Democratic and the other 7 members being part of the Republican party.

There are many prestigious law school located in Illinois, and in Chicago in particular.  For example, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law is located in the heart of downtown Chicago.  DePaul University College of Law  is located in Chicago's famous Loop,  The University of Illinois and Loyola Law School are are also located in Illinois. 

The National Law Review covers litigation on the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment and training regulations and data breach/security issues. Visitors to The National Law Review will also find information on election news, Illinois Supreme Court cases, and all the latest legal news from Illinois.

Date Title Organization
25
May
Attorney-Client Privilege Issues: Illinois Corporations and Other Jurisdictions ArentFox Schiff LLP
24
May
What Principles of Explainability and Transparency Should an Employer Consider When Using Video Interviewing and Similar Automated Hiring Tools? Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
24
May
City of Chicago Expands Protections for Victims of Sexual Harassment Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
24
May
Illinois Issues Proposed Regulations in Connection With Equal Pay Registration Certificate Requirements Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
20
May
Illinois Governor Signs One Day Rest in Seven Act Amendment Into Law Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
19
May
Chicago City Council Expands Sexual Harassment Laws Proskauer Rose LLP
18
May
Illinois Equal Pay Act’s Certification Requirement Extended to More Employers Jackson Lewis P.C.
16
May
Illinois Department of Labor Clarifies Amendments to Illinois Equal Pay Act Vedder Price
14
May
Chicago Adopts New Sexual Harassment Prevention Obligations for Employers Jackson Lewis P.C.
13
May
California’s Draft Regulations Spotlight Artificial Intelligence Tools’ Potential to Lead to Discrimination Claims Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
12
May
Facial Recognition: Clearview-ACLU Settlement Charts a New Path for BIPA and the First Amendment Polsinelli PC
12
May
Privacy Tip #331 – ACLU Settles Facial Recognition Suit with Clearview AI Robinson & Cole LLP
4
May
Illinois Department of Labor Publishes Guidance for Employers Seeking Equal Pay Registration Certificate Proskauer Rose LLP
2
May
Amendments to Illinois’s Human Trafficking Recognition Training Act May Expand the Scope of Covered Employers to Include Restaurants and Truck Stops Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
1
May
Northern District of Illinois Decisions Find Access or Disclosure Exclusion Precludes Coverage for BIPA Claims, Creating a New Split in the District Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
29
Apr
California Strikes Back: Filing Cross-Complaint Alleging FinTech is “True Lender,” Seeks $100M Penalty Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
28
Apr
BREAKING: Federal Judge in Illinois Affirms that BIPA Extends to Information Derived from Photographs Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
Apr
Attorney-Client Privilege Issues: When Directors Can Access Privileged Corporate Records ArentFox Schiff LLP
26
Apr
What to Expect When You’re Expecting a Biometric Class Action: Settlements Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
22
Apr
Headlines that Matter for Companies and Executives in Regulated Industries. ArentFox Schiff LLP
19
Apr
7th Cir. Affirms Summary Judgment On Illinois Whistleblower Act and Illinois Jury Act Retaliation Claims Proskauer Rose LLP
12
Apr
When Do Minority Shareholders Owe Fiduciary Duties? What Jurisdictions Across the Country Say ArentFox Schiff LLP
8
Apr
FTC Imposes Record-Setting $10M Fine Against Multistate Auto Dealer, Settling Charges of Racial Discrimination and Unauthorized Charges Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
6
Apr
Recent BIPA Opinion May Have Significant Implications on The Scope of Section 15(b) Claims Moving Forward Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
1
Apr
JUST RELEASED: 2022 Q1 AI/Biometric Litigation Trends Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
27
Mar
Illinois Equal Pay Act Requirements: Implementation Rules Still Pending as Rolling Registration Deadlines Approach Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
22
Mar
White House Focuses on Pay Equity and Transparency Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
17
Mar
COVID-19: State Law Telehealth Considerations: State Licensure Requirements Persist, Permissible Telehealth Modalities Generally Expand, and Insurance Parity Laws Ensure Reimbursement (Part 2 of a 3-Part Series) K&L Gates
16
Mar
What HR Professionals Need to Know About Illinois Equal Pay Act Certificate Applications von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
15
Mar
Strawberry Pop-Tart Claims Dismissed Keller and Heckman LLP
14
Mar
New Reporting and Certification Requirements: Illinois Equal Pay Act Amendments Much Shelist, P.C.
12
Mar
Illinois Equal Pay Act: New Registration Certificate Requirements Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
11
Mar
Fintech Flips Script, Sues California Regulator Over 36% Rate Cap Law Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
10
Mar
Do Certain Exclusions Preclude a Duty to Defend for Claims Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act? Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
3
Mar
Illinois Supreme Court Eliminates Defense to Biometric Privacy Class Actions McDermott Will & Emery
25
Feb
Illinois Appellate Panel Ruling Findings Union Workers Biometric Claims Preempted by Labor Law and Subject to Binding Arbitration Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
24
Feb
Plaintiff Can Assert Patent Infringement and Seek Injunctive Relief in Second-Phase BPCIA Litigation Per Illinois District Court Decision Mintz
24
Feb
Kronos Biometric Information Class Action Settlement Preliminarily Approved for $15.3M Robinson & Cole LLP
21
Feb
Illinois Employment Law Developments K&L Gates
18
Feb
Jackson Lewis Class Action Trends Report 2022: Biometric Privacy Jackson Lewis P.C.
17
Feb
Motion to Dismiss Denied in Class Action for Alleged Violations of Illinois Biometric Data Privacy Law Robinson & Cole LLP
16
Feb
Employers Take Heed: Follow Illinois Biometric Privacy Rules or Risk a Losing Battle Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
15
Feb
First Deadline Approaching for New Illinois Equal Pay Act Requirements Proskauer Rose LLP
15
Feb
No Grand Bargain: Illinois Supreme Court Rejects Exclusive Remedy Preemption in Privacy Act Class Actions Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
14
Feb
Pre-Employment Cannabis Testing: Is It Still Worth It? Foley & Lardner LLP
11
Feb
Northern District of Illinois Dismisses BIPA Suit Against Canadian App Maker For Lack Of Personal Jurisdiction Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
10
Feb
OCC Prevails in Challenge to “Valid When Made” Rule Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
9
Feb
Illinois Supreme Court Eliminates Another BIPA Defense Vedder Price
9
Feb
Illinois Prohibits Police Use of Household Electronic Data Without Warrant Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
7
Feb
Illinois Supreme Court Rules BIPA Claims Are Not Preempted by the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
 

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