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Fingerprint Scans and Other Biometric Data Used by Employers May Prove Costly

On May 31, 2018, a federal judge in Chicago refused to dismiss allegations that an employer and its time-keeping equipment supplier violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). In part, BIPA requires private entities in possession of biometric information — including retina or iris scans, fingerprints, voiceprints, or scans of hand or face geometry — […]

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Supreme Court Gives Green Light on Employer Arbitration Contracts That Prohibit Class Actions

On May 21, 2018, the United States Supreme Court decided Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, ruling that companies can draft employment contracts to include arbitration clauses that bar employees from joining together in court and taking legal action concerning workplace issues. For thousands of companies, this decision means they can continue to require arbitration agreements […]

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Retroactive Application of Boeing Co. Leaves Employer Grounded in Employment Policy ULP

Recent changes at the National Labor Relations Board gave employers hope that some Obama-era regulations and rulings would be loosened. However, despite some favorable rulings, the recent decision in Nicholson Terminal & Dock Co. demonstrates it will take time for the Board’s new rulings to roll down to the Administrative Law Judge level. In reviewing […]

Posted in: Attorney News, Firm News, Paul H. Burmeister
November 2017

On November 2nd, Derek A. Schryer and Jeff. J. Huzenga will be at Estate Planning Council of Central Illinois, speaking on the topic of Strategies Involving IRA and Retirement Plan Beneficiary Designations. View More

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September 2017

Attorney Derek A Schryer spoke at ERISA – Common Mistakes Made By Employers in Designing/Administering Employee Benefit Plans on September 12th during a luncheon. He discussed avoiding common errors in the design and administration of benefit plans. Other topics of discussion were: ACA requirements, ERISA preemption rules, caution in regards to reactive changes to health […]

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The Employee Right to be Disloyal

J. Reed Roesler published “The Employee Right to be Disloyal” in AAIM/EA Connections Quarterly (Spring 2015) Click here to read the article »

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Avoiding Pitfalls in Your Financial Planning

October 16, 2014 at Embassy Suites East Peoria — Derek Schryer will present on wills, trusts, and estate planning at “Avoiding Pitfalls in Your Financial Planning,” in conjunction with The Commerce Trust Company, The Salvation Army, and Laurus Strategies.  Hors d’oeuvres will be served at 5:30 p.m. with the panel discussion to follow at 6 […]

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Words Matter: Employer Assessments of Employee Mental Health Conditions

J. Reed Roesler published “Words Matter: Employer Assessments of Employee Mental Health Conditions” in AAIM/EA Connections Quarterly (Spring 2014). Click here to read the article »

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December 18, 2013

Davis & Campbell attorneys will present “Employment Law Overview: A Panel Discussion” for the AAIM Employer’s Association.  The format of this session will be a panel discussion to provide attendees with information needed to understand the wide range of federal, state, and local laws that require employers’ consideration.  Topics also will include personnel practices, recordkeeping, […]

Posted in: Events, J. Reed Roesler
December 11, 2013

Keith Braskich will be a featured presenter at the Lorman Education Services’ Employment Law Update.  Keith’s discussion will focus on “Documentation — Do Your Practices Help or Hurt?”  Contact Keith for more information or to register for the seminar.

Posted in: Events, Keith J. Braskich
Please Check Your Guns at the Door: Employer Rights under the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act

Rick Russo published “Please Check Your Guns at the Door: Employer Rights under the Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act” in InterBusiness Issues Magazines (September 2013). Click here to read the article »

Posted in: Publications, Richard A. Russo
September 11-13, 2013

Bill Campbell is presenting at the ESOP Association’s 5th Annual Midwest Regional Conference in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  In an effort to educate first-time attendees and those new to the subject matter, Bill and his colleagues will cover the basic structure and function of an ESOP, the interaction of various professional functions, ownership culture, ESOP communications, and […]

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August 21, 2013

Reed Roesler will present “Special Employment Issues: Privacy, Defamation, and Company Security” for the AAIM Employer’s Association.  Topics will include protecting your company’s reputation and assessing risks associated with employee speech, your legal responsibility for information privacy, dealing with cyberspace (including emails, blogs, tweets, and chat boards), and keeping employees safe by preventing workplace violence.  […]

Posted in: Events, J. Reed Roesler
August 19, 2013

Rick Russo will present “Navigating Wage & Hour Laws in the 21st Century” at the 14th Annual Illinois Human Resource Conference in Oakbrook, Illinois, sponsored by the Illinois State Council of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Contact Rick for more information or to register for the conference.

Posted in: Events, Richard A. Russo
August 15, 2013

2013 Agri Business Seminar — On August 15, 2013, Derek Schryer and Jay Scholl are presenting at the 2013 Agri Business Seminar.  Held at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton, Illinois, the presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with a free hot breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m.  In addition to Derek and […]

Posted in: Derek A. Schryer, Events, Jay H. Scholl
August 2013

2013 Agri Business Seminar — On August 15, 2013, Derek Schryer and Jay Scholl are presenting at the 2013 Agri Business Seminar.  Held at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton, Illinois, the presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with a free hot breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m.  In addition to Derek and […]

Posted in: Derek A. Schryer, Jay H. Scholl
June 2013

Reed Roesler published “If You Can’t Say Something Nice…” in AAIM/EA Connections (June 2013).”

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April 17, 2013

Keith Braskich presented “The Rights & Obligations of Non-Union & Unionized Employers Under Labor Laws” for the AAIM Employer’s Association.  Topics included managing employee communications in cyberspace, balancing protected employee speech and workplace conduct, guarding against discrimination for protected activities, and remaining union free/protecting unrepresented employees in the workplace.

Posted in: Events, Keith J. Braskich
April 11, 2013

Abby Clark presented “Performance Evaluations” for the Macomb Chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).  Topics included productive reasons for discipline, effective coaching, and the role performance evaluations play in terminations.

Posted in: Abby J. Clark, Events
February 28, 2013

Abby Clark presented “Developments in Management Labor & Employment Law” for the Illinois Association of Wastewater Agencies’ Mid-Year Meeting.  Topics included newly-issued EEOC guidance materials regarding background checks, last chance agreements, and revised FMLA regulations.

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BNHRC Annual Employment Law Update

Davis & Campbell will present at the Bloomington-Normal Human Resource Council’s Annual Employment Law Update. Designed for HR managers and their staff, business owners, and other key personnel who need to know important changes in employment law, this annual program provides a practical explanation of the changing legal landscape and its impact on employers. Program […]

Posted in: Events, Keith J. Braskich
February 20, 2013

David Lubben presented “Preparing Effective Handbooks & Employment Agreements” for the AAIM Employer’s Association.  Topics included language that could transform handbooks into employment contracts, laws that impact handbooks and agreements, best practices, and how to keep your own handbook relevant and current.

Posted in: David G. Lubben, Events
January 2013

Abby Clark and Derek Schryer were named Members of the firm.

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Employment Law Update

Keith J. Braskich and David G. Lubben will be featured presenters at the Lorman Educational Services Employment Law Update. Contact Keith or David for more information or to register for the seminar.

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Managing Absenteeism and Leave Issues

Rick Russo is presenting “Managing Absenteeism and Leave Issues” for the AAIM Employers’ Association. Topics will include the importance of clarifying attendance policies, time tracking procedures, legally protected leave (including leave under the FMLA and ADA), and identifying and reducing fraud and abuse related to absenteeism. Contact Rick for more information, or the AAIM Employers’ […]

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“Office Politics” in AAIM/EA Connections

Reed Roesler published “Office Politics” in AAIM/EA Connections (November 2012). Click here to read the article »

Posted in: J. Reed Roesler, Publications
SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference

Rick Russo, David Lubben, and Derek Schryer are presenting at the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference. Topics will include wage and hour issues, healthcare reform updates, and best practices in employment terminations. Contact Rick, David, or Derek for more information, or the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter to register for the seminar.

Posted in: David G. Lubben, Derek A. Schryer, Richard A. Russo
2012 Agri Business Seminar

Derek Schryer and Jay Scholl are presenting at the 2012 Agri Business Seminar. Held at the Best Western Ashland House in Morton, Illinois, the presentation runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon, with a free hot breakfast buffet served at 7:30 a.m. In addition to Derek’s programs on “To Gift or Not to Gift: The 2012 […]

Posted in: Derek A. Schryer, Jay H. Scholl
Can a Lawsuit Filed Years After the Termination of an Employee Be Timely?

Reed Roesler published “Can a Lawsuit Filed Years After the Termination of an Employee be Timely?” in AAIM/EA Connections (July 2012). Click here to read the article »

Posted in: J. Reed Roesler, Publications
January 2012

David Lubben, Rick Russo, and Abby Clark successfully enforced a client’s non-competition agreement by obtaining a temporary restraining order and permanent injunction against two former employees who had attempted to start a competing business.

Posted in: Abby J. Clark, David G. Lubben, Richard A. Russo
January 2012

Rick Russo was named a Rising Star in Employment & Labor Law by Illinois Super Lawyers magazine.

Posted in: Attorney News, Richard A. Russo
December 2011

Rick Russo obtained summary judgment on behalf of an insurance company defending a declaratory judgment action.

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A Snowy Day and Exempt Employees’ Pay

Rick Russo published “A Snowy Day and Exempt Employees’ Pay” in InterBusiness Issues Magazines (December 2011). Click here to read the article »

Posted in: Publications, Richard A. Russo
November 2011

Rick Russo was appointed by the Peoria City Council as a Commissioner on the City’s Fair Employment and Housing Commission.

Posted in: Attorney News, Richard A. Russo
November 2011

Abby Clark was named one of Peoria’s “Forty Leaders Under 40” by InterBusiness Issues Magazines.

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Annual Human Resources Conference

Rick Russo, Abby Clark, and Derek Schryer presented at the Decatur Area SHRM Chapter’s Annual Human Resources Conference.

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He Said, She Said: Investigating and Handling Uncorroborated Allegations of Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment

Rick Russo published “He Said, She Said: Investigating and Handling Uncorroborated Allegations of Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment” in InterBusiness Issues Magazines (October 2011). Click here to read the article »

Posted in: Publications, Richard A. Russo
September 2011

Keith Braskich and David Lubben obtained summary judgment for a client in a federal district court case, where a male employee alleged that he had been sexually harassed by other male employees.

Posted in: David G. Lubben, Keith J. Braskich
September 1, 2011

David G. Lubben and Jonathan G. Bunge successfully secured the dismissal of a collective action/class action wage and hour lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. The ruling dismissed the plaintiff’s claims that she and others had been subjected to violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Illinois […]

Posted in: David G. Lubben, Jonathan G. Bunge
He Said, She Said

Rick Russo gave a presentation entitled He Said, She Said — Investigating and Handling Uncorroborated Allegations of Sexual Harassment at the annual Illinois State SHRM Conference in Oak Brook Terrace, Illinois.

Posted in: Richard A. Russo
August 2011

Rick Russo obtained summary judgment for an employer in a failure to accommodate case under the Americans With Disabilities Act. Rick successfully argued that the employer provided the plaintiff with a reasonable accommodation in providing her with a leave of absence.

Posted in: Richard A. Russo
August 2011

Keith Braskich, David Lubben, and Abby Clark obtained a temporary restraining order and preliminary injunction in Peoria County Circuit Court for a large national brokerage firm. Stopping a team of former employees who had resigned abruptly and started working for a competing firm, Davis & Campbell successfully enforced non-solicitation provisions against the former employees, also […]

Posted in: Abby J. Clark, Keith J. Braskich
August 2011

Rick Russo was named to the Board of Directors for the Business PAC of Central Illinois.

Posted in: Attorney News, Richard A. Russo
May 3, 2011

David G. Lubben obtained summary judgment on behalf of a title insurance firm on claims of negligent misrepresentation. Lubben successfully argued that the firm did not induce the plaintiff to take any actions in reliance on the alleged misrepresentations, and thereby prevented assessment of significant liability against his client.

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New W-2 Reporting Requirements: What Employers Need to Know

Derek Schryer published “New W-2 Reporting Requirements: What Employers Need to Know” in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Newsletter (2011). Click here to read the article »

Posted in: Derek A. Schryer, Publications
Group Health Plan Design Under the Illinois Civil Union Act

Derek Schryer published “Group Health Plan Design Under the Illinois Civil Union Act” in the Illinois State Bar Association’s Employee Benefits Newsletter (2011). Click here to read the article »

Posted in: Derek A. Schryer, Publications