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How Outsourced Workers Could Increase Discrimination Risks
Law360
January 20, 2016
Tejas Shah and Michael A. Warner Jr. co-authored, "How Outsourced Workers Could Increase Discrimination Risks," published in Law360 on January 20, 2016.

Other Suits Seeking to Derail Health Care Reform
Business Insurance
January 2016
Hrishi Shah was quoted in an article in Business Insurance regarding the Maria De Lourdes Parra Marin v. Dave & Buster's Inc., Dave & Buster's Entertainment Inc.

Franczek Radelet Announces 2016 Partner Elevations
January 1, 2016
December 10, 2015 – Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce the elevation of a number of attorneys, effective January 1, 2016.

Patricia J. Whitten Begins Term as Incoming Chair of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys
November 19, 2015
Franczek Radelet partner Patricia J. Whitten assumed her role as Chair of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys (ICSA) earlier this month. This one-year term began on November 19 with chairing the ICSA executive committee meeting and presiding over the membership meeting and law seminar the following day.

Pension De-Risking: Perspectives for Multiemployer and Public Plans
Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Daily
October 28, 2015
Daniel R. Salemi and Sarah Kregor co-authored, "Pension De-Risking: Perspectives for Multiemployer and Public Plans," published in the Bloomberg BNA Pension & Benefits Daily on October 28, 2015.

State Dept. Reversal on Employment Visas Hit Immigrants
India-West
October 9, 2015
Tejas Shah was featured in the article “State Dept. Reversal on Employment Visas Hit Immigrants” in the October 2015 issue of the India-West newspaper.

Franczek Radelet Calls on Familiar Faces to Redesign its Offices After 20 Years
October 6, 2015
The offices of Chicago based law firm Franczek Radelet P.C. have received a complete makeover courtesy of NELSON, a global design, architecture, engineering, and consulting services firm. The same office space located in the city’s Loop district that Franczek Radelet has occupied since it first opened its doors more than 20 years ago underwent a four phase complete redesign thanks in part to the longstanding relationship with its original designers—NELSON’s Andrea Brandt, Principal, Project Director, and Theresa Williams, Principal, Design Director.

Melissa Sobota Joins Franczek Radelet as an Associate
October 1, 2015
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Melissa Sobota as an associate in its Labor & Employment Practice Group. Melissa concentrates her practice in both labor and employment law. Her labor experience includes collective bargaining for municipalities and county employers. She has experience handling union certification petitions, severance petitions, as well as litigating unfair labor practice charges before the Illinois Labor Relations Board. She has also advised employers on medical and insurance benefit plan issues in relation to contract negotiations and employee disputes.

The Assessment Squeeze
Lawyers are busier than ever appealing property assessments
Chicago Lawyer
September 2015
Ares Dalianis was featured in the article “The Assessment Squeeze” in the September 2015 issue of Chicago Lawyer.

Illinois’ New Concussion Legislation
Legal Issues in High School Athletics
September 2015
The article, "School Districts Seeing Stars Over Illinois’ New Concussion Legislation," authored by Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz was published in September issue of Concussion Litigation Reporter and in the October 2015 issue of Legal Issues in High School Athletics, both Hackney Publications.

"Law Firm Diversity: Professionals Roundtable"
Insight Into Diversity
August 1, 2015
Franczek Radelet's Diversity Officer Michael Hernandez was featured in the article "Law Firm Diversity: Professionals Roundtable" in the July/August 2015 issue of Insight Into Diversity.

New state worker mandate: Report your ailments
The Des Moines Register
July 1, 2015
Jeff Nowak was quoted in The Des Moines Register on July 1 in the article, “New state worker mandate: Report your aliments.” The article addresses a new requirement that Iowa’s state government employees report their prescriptions and medical services to a private company—the Reed Group—that will monitor their absences has prompted at least three union complaints and questions about privacy.

Eric White Joins Franczek Radelet as an Associate
June 12, 2015
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Eric White as an associate in its K-12 and Higher Education Practice Groups. Eric counsels K-12 schools and higher education institutions on general school law matters. He also has experience in complex commercial litigation, intellectual property, and government investigations. Previously, Eric was a PILI Fellow in the Educational Equity Project of the Chicago Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Inc., as well as an extern at the Office for Civil Rights for the U.S. Department of Education. Prior to joining the firm, Eric was a litigation associate at Kirkland & Ellis.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes New Associate
May 28, 2015
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Katelan Little as an associate in its Higher Education and Labor & Employment Practice Groups. Katelan focuses a majority of her practice on representing higher education institutions, both public and private, in labor, employment, faculty, and student matters. She defends colleges, universities, graduate schools, and academic medical centers in a wide range of cases, with a particular emphasis on issues arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act.

The Affordable Care Act on Campus
CUPA-HR
The Higher Education Workplace
Spring 2015
Dan Salemi was featured in the article, "The Affordable Care Act on Campus," published in the Spring 2015 edition of The Higher Education Workplace, a publication of CUPA-HR.

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Receive Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service
May 15, 2015
Franczek Radelet is very pleased to announce its attorneys Edward Druck and Lindsey Marcus and paralegal Jessica McNamara won the prestigious Award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the Northern District of Illinois in conjunction with the Federal Bar Association. This award is for their incredibly dedicated work in prosecuting the pro bono employment discrimination case that was assigned to the firm by the Court in 2012 and went to trial this past January. The award was presented at the 16th Annual Excellence in Pro Bono and Public Interest Service Award Ceremony on May 14.

"EEOC Conciliation Efforts Ruling Is Only A Partial Victory for Employers"
Business Insurance
May 10, 2015
Lindsey Marcus was quoted in an article in Business Insurance regarding the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that states the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s conciliation efforts before filing litigation against businesses are subject to judicial review.

Former Illinois State Board of Education General Counsel Joins Franczek Radelet
April 30, 2015
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome former Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) general counsel Nicki Bazer as the newest member of its Education Practice Group. Her experience at ISBE will serve as a valuable asset for the firm’s numerous Illinois public school district clients as they navigate the evolving regulations and reform initiatives endorsed by the ISBE.

EEOC Commissioner Says Young Decision Has Spurred Review of Pregnancy Guidance
BNA Daily Labor Report
April 23, 2015
Jeff Nowak presented with EEOC Commissioner Victoria Lipnic on pregnancy accommodation at the Disability Management Employer Coalition (DMEC)'s FMLA/ADAAA Employer Compliance Conference 2015. The comments made by both Commissioner Lipnic and Jeff were included in the article, "EEOC Commission Says Young Decision Has Spurred Review of Pregnancy Guidance," published by the BNA Daily Labor Report on April 23, 2015.

Illinois State Bar Association Names Tejas Shah Young Lawyer of the Year in Cook County
April 13, 2015
We are pleased to announce that Franczek Radelet attorney and head of the Firm's immigration practice, Tejas Shah has been recognized by the Illinois State Bar Association (ISBA) as the Young Lawyer of the Year in Cook County. Each spring the ISBA - Young Lawyers Division recognizes two outstanding young lawyers, one practicing outside Cook County and one within. Award recipients must be ISBA members in good standing and have not yet reached the age of 36.

Andrea Waintroob Nominated by Governor Rauner to Serve as Chair of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board
April 6, 2015
Franczek Radelet is very pleased and extremely proud to announce that our colleague Andrea Waintroob has been nominated by Governor Bruce Rauner to serve as Chair of the Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board (IELRB). Pending Senate confirmation, the Governor will appoint her acting Chair. This appointment reflects Andrea’s many accomplishments over the years and the respect she enjoys in the educational community.

Immigration Reform and Diversifying Your Workforce
April 2015
Franczek Radelet attorneys Edward Druck and Tejas Shah co-authored the article, "Immigration Reform and Diversifying Your Workforce," which was published in the April 2015 issue of the Kane County Bar Association Bar Briefs. The article outlines recent immigration reform initiatives that can assist employers in their efforts to diversify their workforce.

"Growing Complexity of Higher Education Keeps Her Team Busy," Leading Lawyers Magazine - Women's Edition
March 2015
Firm partner Ellen Babbitt was profiled in "Growing Complexity of Higher Education Keeps Her Team Busy," published in Leading Lawyers Magazine - Women's Edition.

“Shared Governance? New Pressure Points in the Faculty/Institutional Relationship"
The Journal of College and University Law
February 13, 2015
Ellen Babbitt co-authored the article "Shared Governance? New Pressure Points in the Faculty/Institutional Relationship" published in The Journal of College and University Law, Volume 41, Number 1.

Franczek Radelet Broadens the Breadth of its Practice with New Immigration Counsel
February 9, 2015
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Tejas Shah to the Firm as immigration counsel. Tejas, who will lead the Firm’s immigration practice, provides employers with comprehensive advice and counsel with respect to virtually all immigration issues affecting employers. Tejas assists employers in hiring and retaining talented foreign-national employees, sponsoring employees for permanent residency or temporary visas (H-1B, O-1, E-2, R-1, E-3, L-1), assisting with I-9 audits, and offering guidance to ensure compliance with the complex and evolving immigration rules, executive actions, and legislation.

"Collective Conscience," Illinois Super Lawyers, January 2015
Illinois Super Lawyers
Winter 2015
Jim Franczek made the cover of the latest issue of Illinois Super Lawyers. The profile on Jim focuses on his strategy (or secret tactics) at the bargaining table—great food; his decision to become a lawyer; his success with countless clients, including CPS, City of Chicago, the Metropolitan Pier and Exposition Authority, among others; and his commitment to the success of the firm.

"Illinois Votes for Change: So What Kind of Changes Can We Expect?"
Illinois Public Employee Relations Report
Winter 2015
The article, "Illinois Votes for Change: So What Kind of Changes Can We Expect?" co-authored by James C. Franczek, Jr.; Patrick M. DePoy and Laure E. Knittle, was published in the Winter 2015 issue of the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report.

Award of Excellence From Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Education Law and Policy Society
February 1, 2015
Loyola University Chicago School of Law's Education Law and Policy Society recognized Franczek Radelet for its support of legal education and its 20 years of powerful advocacy and exceptional lawyering in the areas of education, employment, and labor relations.

Franczek Radelet Promotes Two Associates to Partner
January 20, 2015
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Amy Kosanovich Dickerson and Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz have been named partner. Both Amy and Jackie are members of the firm’s Education Practice Group, representing Illinois school districts and private schools as well as higher education institutions.

Capturing All of Your Revenues
Illinois ASBO UPDATE Magazine
Winter 2015
Ares G. Dalianis and Scott R. Metcalf co-authored, "Capturing All of Your Revenues," published in the Illinois ASBO UPDATE Magazine for the Winter 2015 Edition.

"SEC Staffer: Adult Content at Work Triggered Trauma"
The Financial Times
December 17, 2014
Sally Scott was referenced in an article published by The Financial Times regarding a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit involving an employee suffering from posttraumatic stress disorder who complained about working with a supervisor who admitted to watching pornography in the office.

Firm Blog FMLA Insights Named To ABA Journal Blawg 100 List For Fourth Straight Year
December 10, 2014
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that for the fourth straight year one of the firm’s blogs, FMLA Insights has been recognized by ABA Journal as one of the Top 100 legal blogs of 2014 on its annual Blawg 100 List. FMLA Insights was one of only eight labor and employment blogs selected.

Law Firm Leader Column: Time for an Office Upgrade
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
December 2, 2014
Firm managing partner Ronald J. Hein, Jr. was profiled in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Law Firm Leader column.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes First Year Associates Erin Fowler And Jamel Greer
November 12, 2014
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Erin Fowler and Jamel Greer as associates in the Firm’s Labor & Employment and Education Practice Groups, respectively. Erin is an alumnus of the Firm’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) Fellowship Program. Jamel Greer has worked at the firm as a practicum student since September 2013 as part of Loyola University School of Law’s Education Law Practicum.

Bill Pokorny Recognized As One of the Top 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40 to Watch in Illinois
November 4, 2014
Franczek Radelet is proud to announce that our partner, William R. Pokorny, was named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch in 2014. Bill was selected for this honor out of more than 1,000 attorney nominations from around the State. The recognition honors 40 Illinois attorneys younger than 40 who exemplify “intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help the community and, most importantly, a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions,” according to the publisher of the Chicago Lawyer and Law Bulletin.

City Council Agrees to Ratify New Chicago Police Contract
November 3, 2014
James C. Franczek, Jr. was quoted by the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times discussing the new Chicago Police Department contract.

"Know When to Convene 504 Team in Light of Latest OCR Letter on Bullying"
LRP Publications' Special Ed Connection
October 28, 2014
Amy K. Dickerson was quoted in the article, "Know When to Convene 504 Team in Light of Latest OCR Letter on Bullying" published in LRP Publications' Special Ed Connection regarding addressing bullying isssues involving students with disabilities.

Judges Explains Tossing of CVS Severance Agreement Lawsuit
Chicago Tribune
October 9, 2014

Franczek Radelet Attorney Jackie Wernz Provides Chicago Tribune Commentary on One-To-One Programs
September 28, 2014
In the Sunday, September 28, 2014 edition of the Chicago Tribune, reporter Lisa Black reported on the continuing evolution of student privacy concerns when it comes to schools implementing one-to-one programs. In the article, "Student computer use raises privacy questions," Ms. Black called on Franczek Radelet attorney Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz for legal commentary on this ever changing topic for school districts. The article explored how various school districts are juggling the safety of their students with the privacy issues.

David Radelet Profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine, September 2014 Edition
September 2014
We are very pleased to announce that Dave Radelet was named among the top lawyers in Illinois by Leading Lawyers and was profiled in Leading Lawyers Magazine, September 2014.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes Labor and Employment Associate
September 17, 2014
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Patrick M. DePoy as an associate in its Labor & Employment Practice Group.

Michael J. Hernandez Nominated as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation
September 2, 2014
Franczek Radelet partner Michael J. Hernandez has been nominated as a Fellow for the American Bar Foundation. The American Bar Foundation (ABF) is an organization dedicated to advancing justice through rigorous research on the law, legal processes, and the law’s impact on our society. The Fellows of the ABF is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession.

More Workers File Family-Leave Lawsuits
The Wall Street Journal
August 8, 2014
On August 8, 2014, Jeff Nowak was quoted in an article published by The Wall Street Journal discussing the rise of FMLA lawsuits.

Franczek Radelet Named One Of Top Firms For LGBT Inclusiveness And Equality
August 5, 2014
For the third year in a row, Franczek Radelet was recognized by Equality Illinois as one of the top Illinois law firms for LGBT inclusiveness and equality. Based on the results of the Equality Illinois 2014 Law Firm Survey, Franczek Radelet will be recognized for its achievements along with the other firms that support LGBT workplace equality in the dedicated publication Raising the Bar: Law Firms Leading the Way to LGBT Equality which highlights top law firms, publicizes the survey findings, and includes recommendations for firms seeking to increase their workplace diversity and equality.

McDonald’s franchise world rocked by ruling
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
July 31, 2014
On July 31, 2014, David Radelet was quoted in the article, "McDonald's franchise world rocked by ruling," published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys
Human Resources Executive
June 16, 2014
For the second year in a row, James C. Franczek, Jr. was named to the annual list of "100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys," published by Human Resources Executive magazine.

2014 Class of Leads Fellows Begin at Franczek Radelet
This Innovative Diversity Pipeline Initiative is Not Your Typical Summer Associate Program
June 11, 2014
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome its summer class of LEADS Fellows. In 2011, Franczek Radelet established this diversity pipeline initiative—the Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) fellowship program. Last week, the Firm welcomed Susan Esquivel and Nicholas Simpson as its third class of LEADS Fellows.

Don’t Rally Against the "Ban the Box” Bill Too Quickly
Chicago Tribune
June 8, 2014
Jeff Nowak authored the article, “Don’t Rally Against the Legislation Too Quickly; It Could Be A Win For State Too” published in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, June 8, 2014

FMLA Tips for Dealing with the DOL, Absence Reporting Policies, and Curbing Leave Abuse
Employment Law Daily Wrap Up
May 29, 2014
The article, "FMLA Tips for Dealing with the DOL, Absence Reporting Policies, and Curbing Leave Abuse," published in Wolters Kluwer's Employment Law Daily quoted Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak extensively.

“Title IX Compliance: Steps to Take Today, Next Week, and Next Month”
Academic Impressions
May 6, 2014
Scott Warner co-authored the article “Title IX Compliance: Steps to Take Today, Next Week, and Next Month” published by Academic Impressions.

“Applying the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate Rules in the College and University Setting”
NACUANotes
May 2, 2014
Pete Land and Dan Salemi co-authored the article “Applying the Affordable Care Act’s Employer Mandate Rules in the College and University Setting” published in the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)’s NACUANotes.

Law Firm Diversity: The New Standard of Workplace Excellence
Bar Briefs
Kane County Bar Association
April 2014
Partners Edward N. Druck and Michael J. Hernandez co-authored the article, "Law Firm Diversity: The New Standard of Workplace Excellence," in Bar Briefs published by the Kane County Bar Assocation.

Patricia J. Whitten Elected To Board of Directors for the Council of School Attorneys
April 11, 2014
Franczek Radelet partner Patricia J. Whitten has been elected to a two-year term on the Board of Directors for the Council of School Attorneys (COSA), part of the National School Boards Association. COSA’s mission is to support school attorneys in their representation of public school boards by providing leadership in legal advocacy for public schools. The organization, which Patti has been involved with for more than 30 years, encourages professional development and closer relationships between school attorneys and their school board clients through continuing education, online publications, writing and advocacy opportunities, and discussion forums.

So Far, Medical Marijuana Laws Have Had Little Impact on the Workplace
The Labouring Oar
Spring 2014
The article, “So Far, Medical Marijuana Laws Have Had Little Impact on the Workplace,” written by Jeff Nowak was published in the Spring 2014 Federal Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section’s The Labouring Oar newsletter.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes Education Associate
March 27, 2014
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Laura Knittle has joined the firm as an associate in the Education Practice Group.

Firm Welcomes Two New Employee Benefits Associates
March 24, 2014
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Hrishikesh “Hrishi” Shah and Trevor Holmes have joined the firm as associates in the Employee Benefits Practice Group.

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Named Among Illinois Super Lawyers
March 17, 2014
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce several of its attorneys have been recognized in Law & Politics’ 2014 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects only 5 percent of all lawyers in the State of Illinois for inclusion in its annual list.

100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
Chicago Magazine
March 1, 2014
For the second year in a row, James C. Franczek, Jr. was named to Chicago Magazine’s Annual 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans published in the magazine’s March 2014 issue.

Notifying Parents at the Conclusion of a 504 Investigation
SpecialEdConnection.com
February 12, 2014
Amy Dickerson was quoted in an article published in February by SpecialEdConnection.com which addressed notifying parents at the conclusion of a 504 investigation. “Put internal practices in place where the expectation is that you are notifying [parents] in conclusion of an investigation,” commented Amy.

Franczek Radelet Names Daniel R. Salemi Partner
January 9, 2014
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Daniel R. Salemi has been named partner. Dan represents clients in all areas of employee benefits and executive compensation. He counsels employers on the design, administration and funding of retirement, health, fringe benefit and deferred and stock-based compensation arrangements.

Clarifying Staffer FMLA Certification
What’s Working in Human Resources
January 6, 2014
Jeff Nowak was mentioned in an issue of What’s Working in Human Resources regarding FMLA certification.

Patricia J. Whitten Among the 125 Alumni of Distinction Recognized by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
October 31, 2013
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce partner Patricia J. Whitten is among the 125 Alumni of Distinction selected by IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law. The College is celebrating 125 years of trailblazing, innovative and successful alumni who have helped shape the legal profession, given back to their communities and to the law school and helped raise the profile of Chicago-Kent on a global level.

Michael Hernandez Named Among the 2013 Business Leaders of Color by Chicago United
October 28, 2013
Chicago United recently announced that Franczek Radelet partner Michael J. Hernandez is one of 45 business executives—and one of only a few private practice attorneys—to be honored as a Business Leader of Color. Chicago United established this honor to highlight exceptional corporate and civic leaders of color, and has extended this recognition biennially since 2003. Past BLC honorees include First Lady Michelle Obama and Don Thompson, chief executive officer of McDonald’s Corp., among others. These individuals were selected from a large pool of exceptionally qualified nominees from a wide variety of organizations in the business, non-profit, and governmental sectors.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes First Year Associate Sunghee "Sunny" Sohn
October 14, 2013
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome Sunghee “Sunny” W. Sohn as an associate in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Sunny is the first alumnus of the Firm’s Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) Fellowship Program which began in 2011. LEADS is an eight-week summer program for diverse first and second year law students with an interest in pursuing a legal career in private practice representing employers in labor and employment matters.

Jennifer Dunn Named One of the Top 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40 to Watch in Illinois
October 7, 2013
Franczek Radelet is proud to announce that our partner, Jennifer Dunn, has been named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch in 2013. Jennifer was selected for this honor out of more than 1,350 attorney nominations from around the State. The recognition honors 40 Illinois attorneys younger than 40 who exemplify “intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help the community and, most importantly, a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions,” according to the publisher of the Chicago Lawyer and Law Bulletin.

FMLA Insights Named Among Top 25 Employment & Labor Law Blog
September 26, 2013
The FMLA Insights blog, authored by Jeff Nowak, was recognized by website Paralegal 411 as one of the top 25 employment and labor law blogs. The website ranked the top 25 employment and labor law blogs based on their website popularity metrics including the number of websites linking to them, Google Page Rank, website authority, and Twitter followers.

Franczek Radelet Partners Named to Best Lawyers in America 2014 List
September 16, 2013
Franczek Radelet partners James C. Franczek, Jr.; Ronald J. Hein, Jr.; David P. Radelet, and Michael A. Warner, Jr. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2014

Can Employers Require Medical Exams for Employees Returning from FMLA
What’s Working in Human Resources
September 13, 2013
Jeff Nowak was mentioned in the July 9 issue of What’s Working in Human Resources.

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Prepare Amicus Brief in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
NSBA's Legal Clips
September 10, 2013
Franczek Radelet attorneys Patricia Whitten, Jennifer Smith, and Jackie Wernz were mentioned in a Legal Clips article discussing the amicus brief filed by the National School Boards Association (NSBA) in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action.

Loyola University Chicago School of Law Alumni Profile
Amy K. Dickerson is profiled on the Loyola University Chicago School of Law - Civitas ChildLaw Center website.

Correcting Pension Overpayments and Underpayments
Benefits Magazine
September 2013
Michael Richardson and Dan Salemi co-authored, "Correcting Pension Overpayments and Underpayments," published in the September 2013 issue of Benefits Magazine.

"The U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin"
The Federal Lawyer
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding the consideration of race in college and university admissions in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin was one of the most anticipated rulings from the October 2012 term.

Jim Franczek Named Chicago's Labor Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
August 21, 2013
James C. Franczek, Jr. was recently named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Chicago Labor Law - Management “Lawyer of the Year.”

"The NLRB’s Recent Focus On Non-Union Employers And Its Impact On Common Employment Policies At Colleges And Universities"
NACUANOTES
July 30, 2013
The article “The NLRB’s Recent Focus on Non-Union Employers and Its Impact On Common Employment Policies at Colleges and Universities” co-authored by Scott Warner was published in the National Associations of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)'s NACUANOTES Vol. 11, No. 14.

“Rules of the Game”
American School Board Journal
July 30, 2013
The article “Rules of the Game” by Amy K. Dickerson was published in the July/August 2013 issue of the American School Board Journal.

Franczek Radelet Recognized As One of the Top Law Firms for LGBT Inclusiveness and Equality
July 26, 2013
Franczek Radelet was recognized by Equality Illinois as one of the top Illinois law firms for LGBT inclusiveness and equality. Several Chicago law firms were honored based on the results of the Equality Illinois 2013 Law Firm Survey. Firms were recognized for achievements that support LGBT workplace equality. Franczek Radelet and the other law firms honored will be recognized in the dedicated publication Raising the Bar: Recognizing Best Practices in Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining LGBT Employees which publicizes the survey findings and outlines recommendations for firms seeking to increase their workplace diversity and equality.

Franczek Radelet Recognized For LGBT Inclusiveness And Equality
July 22, 2013
Franczek Radelet was selected by Equality Illinois for the second consecutive year as one of the top Illinois law firms for LGBT inclusiveness and equality.

Franczek Radelet Announces 2013 Class of LEADS Fellows
June 28, 2013
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome its second class of LEADS Fellows. Earlier this month, the Firm welcomed Erin Fowler and Kent Sparks as its second class of LEADS Fellows.

Yahoo’s New Parental Leave Policy Raises Some Interesting FMLA Questions
LXBN TV hosted by The LexBlog Network
May 17, 2013
Jeff Nowak was featured in a video interview on LXBN hosted by The LexBlog Network discussing FMLA questions that arose from Yahoo’s new parental leave policy.

Summary of Selected Guidance Issued by EBSA in the Past Year
ABA Section of Taxation 2013 Meeting
May 9, 2013
Dan Salemi composed the materials, "Summary of Selected Guidance Issued by EBSA in the Past Year," for the "Department of Labor Employee Benefits Security Administration & Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation Updates" presentation at the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Taxation Meeting.

Partner Promotion Announcement
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
May 6, 2013
Brian Crowley was mentioned in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin for his recent promotion to equity partner.

Franczek Radelet Announces Partner Promotion
April 29, 2013
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce its recent partner promotions. Brian Crowley has been named equity partner.

Authoritative Resource on Property Tax Litigation
Real Estate Litigation
March 27, 2013
Franczek Radelet attorneys Ares Dalianis and Scott Metcalf have authored the chapter, “Property Tax Litigation,” which is included in the 2013 Edition of Real Estate Litigation published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE).

The Ugly Side of the Family Leave Law
Chicago Tribune
March 3, 2013
"The ugly side of the family leave law," written Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak was published in the Sunday, March 3, 2013 issue of the Chicago Tribune.

100 Most Powerful Chicagoans
Chicago Magazine
March 1, 2013
James C. Franczek, Jr. made his debut on Chicago Magazine’s Annual 100 Most Powerful Chicagoans list published in the magazine’s March 2013 issue.

"After 20 years, FMLA Still Tests Some Employers"
Business Insurance
February 10, 2013
Jeff Nowak was quoted in the article "After 20 Years, FMLA Still Tests Some Employers" published in Business Insurance.

Legislators Considering Changes to New Facebook Law
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
February 1, 2013
Jeff Nowak was quoted in the February 1 issue of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin in an article addressing the new Facebook law legislators are considering.

Victim's Rights: EEOC Warns Employers of Discrimination Related to Domestic Violence
Inside Counsel
January 31, 2013
Sally Scott was quoted in the article, "Victim's Rights: EEOC Warns Employers of Discrimination Related to Domestic Violence," published in the Inside Counsel.

How a Natural Disaster Impacts Leave Taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act
ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law FLASH
January 21, 2013
Jeff Nowak authored the article "How a Natural Disaster Impacts Leave Taken under the Family and Medical Leave Act" that was featured in the January 2013 issue of the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law FLASH newsletter.

Professional Development Plans as Evaluation Tool
IASA Leadership Matters
January 21, 2013
Shelli Anderson and Dana Fattore Crumley co-authored the article, "Professional Development Plans as Evaluation Tool," which was published in the January 2013 issue of the IASA Leadership Matters.

Adult Child Care FMLA Leave Requests
Business Insurance
January 16, 2013
Jeff Nowak was quoted in the article, "Department of Labor Lists Considerations for Adult Child Care FMLA Leave Requests," published by Business Insurance.

FMLA Leave in Las Vegas
Human Resource Executive Online
December 11, 2012
Jeff Nowak was quoted in the article, "Leave in Las Vegas" published on Human Resource Executive Online discussing the decision in Ballard v. Chicago Park District, which found plaintiff Beverly Ballard claiming her former employer denied her FMLA rights by declining to approve a trip to Las Vegas with her terminally ill mother.

Locked out...Strategies for Complying with the Facebook Password Law
Illinois School Board Journal
December 1, 2012
The article, “Locked out...Strategies for Complying with the Facebook Password Law,” by Jackie Wernz was published in the November/December 2012 issue of Illinois School Board Journal, an Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) publication.

FMLA Insights Blog Named to ABA Journal's Annual Blog 100 List for Second Year in Row
ABA Journal
November 29, 2012
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row FMLA Insights, one of the firm’s three legal blogs, was selected by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 legal law blogs of 2012.

Employee Leave Eligibility and Natural Disasters
November 1, 2012
The recent FMLA Insights post on handling FMLA issues resulting from natural disasters by Jeff Nowak was republished by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

Expert Shares Tips on Paid vs. Unpaid Breaks
Compensation.BLR.com
October 31, 2012
Bill Pokorny is mentioned in the post, “Expert Shares Tips on Paid vs. Unpaid Breaks,” on Compensation.BLR.com.

Which Supreme Court Case Will Affect HR Most this Term?
What's Working in Human Resources
October 23, 2012
Jeff Nowak and Lindsey Marcus were mentioned in a Q&A piece in What's Working for Human Resources.

"EEOC Suits Hit 20-Year Low in 2012"
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
October 22, 2012
Dave Radelet was quoted in the article, "EEOC Suits Hit 20-Year Low in 2012," published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

When a Small Employer Gets Sued by a Former Worker
Bloomberg Businessweek
October 22, 2012
Jeff Nowak was quoted in the article, "When a Small Employer Gets Sued by a Former Worker" published by Bloomberg Businessweek.

"Business Risks Rise in Criminal History Discrimination"
Chicago Tribune
October 21, 2012
Jeff Nowak was quoted in an article published in the Chicago Tribune on discussing the risks of conducting criminal background checks on potential employees that may lead to potential discrimination lawsuits.

Jeff Nowak Named One of the Top 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40 to Watch in Illinois
Law Bulletin Publishing Names its Annual 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40
October 10, 2012
Franczek Radelet is proud to announce that our partner, Jeff Nowak, has been named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch in 2012. Jeff was selected for this honor out of more than 1,250 attorney nominations from around the State. The recognition honors 40 Illinois attorneys younger than 40 who exemplify “intelligence, passion, success in the office, a desire to help the community and, most importantly, a willingness to work hard at one of the country’s most important professions,” according to the publisher of the Chicago Lawyer and Law Bulletin.

Jim Franczek: The Go-To Labor Guy
Chicago Sun-Times
October 8, 2012
Jim Franczek was profiled in the Chicago Sun-Times on October 8 in the article, "Rahm's Go-To Labor Guy: Leave 'No Footprints'".

Avoiding Defamation Claims Arising Out of Harassment Investigations
Perspectives - United Educators
September 24, 2012
Ellen Babbitt authored the article, "Avoiding Defamation Claims Arising Out of Harassment Investigations," published by United Educators Insurance in its Perspectives newsletter.

"Illinois' 'Facebook' Law Handcuffs Employers"
Crain's Chicago Business
August 13, 2012
Jeff Nowak authored the article "Illinois' 'Facebook' Law Handcuffs Employers" published in Crain's Chicago Business.

“US Employers Banned from Asking for Social Media Logins”
BBC
August 13, 2012
Jeff Nowak did an on-camera interview with the BBC on the issue of Illinois’ Facebook Password Law, signed by Governor Quinn in August.

Franczek Radelet Mentioned for LGBT Efforts
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
August 2, 2012
Franczek Radelet was mentioned in an article published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Franczek Radelet Recognized for “Taking A Stand” on LGBT Equality
July 27, 2012
Franczek Radelet was selected by Equality Illinois as one of the top Illinois law firms “Taking A Stand” by leading the way to LGBT equality. Several Chicago law firms were honored based on the results of the Equality Illinois 2012 Law Firm Survey. Firms were recognized for achievements that support LGBT workplace equality. Franczek Radelet and the other law firms honored will be recognized in the dedicated publication Raising the Bar: Recognizing Best Practices in Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining LGBT Employees which publicizes the survey findings and outlines recommendations for firms seeking to increase their workplace diversity and equality.

"School Board Practices, Procedures, and Elections"
IICLE Illinois School Law: Organization, Finance, and Property
July 17, 2012
Todd Faulkner and Brian Crowley are one of the co-authors of the article "School Board Practices, Procedures, and Elections" published in the Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)'s 2012 Edition of Illinois School Law: Organization, Finance, and Property.

"Take These Steps to Address Chronic Student Absences in the Coming School Year"
Special Ed Connection, IEP Team Trainer
July 17, 2012
Patti Whitten and Jennifer Smith co-authored the article "Take These Steps to Address Chronic Student Absences in the Coming School Year" published in the July issue of Special Ed Connection and the August issue of IEP Team Trainer.

Franczek Radelet Partner Ellen Babbitt Elected to NACUA Board of Directors
July 17, 2012
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Ellen M. Babbitt has been nominated and voted in as a member-at-large of the Board of Directors of the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). NACUA is a prestigious association of attorneys representing colleges and universities throughout the world. The vast majority of Board members serve in an in-house and general counsel capacity, and it is rare for an attorney in private practice to be elected to the NACUA Board.

Jim Franczek: Meeting Chicago's Labor Needs for Four Decades
Leading Lawyers Magazine
July 1, 2012
Leading Lawyers magazine chose to Jim Franczek as one of select group of attorneys to be profiled at length in the latest edition of that publication.

"8 Tasteless Items to Remove From Your Desk"
U.S. News & World Report
June 21, 2012
Sally Scott was extensively quoted in an article in U.S. News & World Report. The article discusses eight tasteless items employees should remove from their desks.

Franczek Radelet Announces First Class of LEADS Fellows
Innovative Diversity Pipeline Initiative Established at Franczek Radelet
June 18, 2012
Franczek Radelet is pleased to welcome its first class of LEADS Fellows. In 2011, Franczek Radelet announced a new, exciting diversity pipeline initiative—the Legal Education for the Advancement of Diversity and Scholarship (LEADS) fellowship program. Last week, the Firm welcomed Erin Fowler, Sunghee “Sunny” Sohn, and Melanie Stewart as its first class of LEADS Fellows.

"Unequal Treatment: EEOC Targets Blanket Leave of Absence and Attendance Policies for ADA Violations"
InsideCounsel
June 1, 2012
Jeff Nowak was quoted extensively in the article, "Unequal Treatment: EEOC Targets Blanket Leave of Absence and Attendance Policies for ADA Violations" published in the June 2012 issues of InsideCounsel.

"Bill Protecting Job Seekers', Employees' Social Media Passwords Advances to Gov. Quinn"
Chicago Tribune
May 23, 2012
Jeff Nowak was quoted in an article published in the Chicago Tribune discussing the legislation that passed both Houses and is awaiting the Governor's approval.

FMLA FAQ: Can an Employer Require an Employee to Make Up Time Taken as FMLA Leave?
What's Working in Human Resources
May 22, 2012
Jeff Nowak was mentioned in the “Answers to Tough HR Questions” section of the May 22 issue of What’s Working in Human Resources.

Franczek Radelet Partner Dana Fattore Crumley Among Chicago Women In Law Making An Impact
Law Bulletin Publishing Recognizes 15 Chicago Women Attorneys Who Are Making An Impact
May 16, 2012
Franczek Radelet partner Dana Fattore Crumley is one of only 15 Chicago women attorneys recognized in Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s annual Chicago Women in Law: Women Making An Impact. The supplement features the achievements and accomplishments of the nominated women attorneys who are making a significant impact on the Chicago legal community.

"Education Reform in Illinois: Making Performance Count"
Illinois Public Employee Relations Report
April 25, 2012
The article, "Education Reform in Illinois: Making Performance Count," by James C. Franczek, Jr. and Amy K. Dickerson was published in the Winter issue of the Illinois Public Employee Relations Report.

Much More Than Friend Request: Employer Requests for Facebook Access Increase Liability, Employee Resentment
Chicago Tribune
April 8, 2012
"Much More Than Friend Request," a Business Voices Oustide Opinion article authored by Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak was published in the Chicago Tribune on Sunday, April 8.

"Firing of Pregnant First-Year Employee Ruled Illegal"
Inside Counsel
April 1, 2012
Jeff Nowak was quoted in the article "Firing of Pregnant First-Year Employee Ruled Illegal" published in the April 2012 issue of InsideCounsel.

No Such Thing As A Free Aide: The Risks Associated With Parent-Paid Providers on School Grounds
Inquiry & Analysis
April 1, 2012
John A. Relias and Amy K. Dickerson co-authored the article "No Such Thing As A Free Aide: The Risks Associated With Parent-Paid Providers on School Grounds" published in the April 2012 issue of Inquiry & Analysis.

HR Examiner’s 2012 Top 175 Pulse of HR
March 14, 2012
Jeff Nowak and Bill Pokorny were named in the HR Examiner’s 2012 Top 175 Pulse of HR as influencers of the HR online conversation.

Do I Have To Pay An Exempt Employee Who Answers E-Mail Or Phone Calls While On FMLA Leave?
SOS HR TIDBIT
March 13, 2012
A recent Wage & Hour Insights blog post by Bill Pokorny was published in SOS HR TIDBIT, a School Office Services, Inc. publication.

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Named Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
March 1, 2012
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce several of its attorneys have been recognized in Law & Politics’ 2012 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers selects only 5 percent of all lawyers in the State of Illinois for inclusion in its annual list. Partner James C. Franczek, Jr. was also named among the Top 100 attorneys in the state as a result of receiving among the highest point totals during the Illinois Super Lawyers review process

U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Exemption in ADA Case
Section 504 Compliance Handbook
February 1, 2012
Ellen Babbitt was quoted in the article "U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Religious Exemption in ADA Case" published in the February 2012 issues of Section 504 Compliance Handbook.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes Two New Associates
January 25, 2012
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Gwendolyn B. Morales and Kendra Berner have joined the firm as associates. Gwen, who joins the firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Team, most recently served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael H. Watson of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. Kendra, who joins the firm’s Education Practice Team, previously served as Assistant Attorney General at the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia, where she worked on special education matters with the District of Columbia public schools.

Life After Wal-Mart v. Dukes: Is the FMLA the New Breeding Ground for Class Actions?
ABA Employment Law & Litigation Committee Newsletter
January 1, 2012
"Life After Wal-Mart v. Dukes: Is the FMLA the New Breeding Ground for Class Actions?" by Jeff Nowak was published in the Fall 2011 issue of the ABA Employment Law & Litigation Committee Newsletter.

The Changing Rules and Politics Surrounding the NLRB
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
December 9, 2011
Dave Radelet was quoted in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin on Friday in an article reporting on the changing rules and politics currently surrounding the NLRB.

FMLA Insights Named to ABA Journal's Annual Blawg 100 List
December 7, 2011
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that FMLA Insights, one of its two legal blogs, was selected by the ABA Journal as one of the top 100 law blogs by lawyers, for lawyers.

Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA) - Chicago To Honor Jim Franczek
December 7, 2011
Today, the Chicago Chapter of the Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA) will honor Franczek Radelet founder and president, Jim Franczek. Jim, who has represented clients in the private and public sectors for over 40 years, is the only management side labor attorney honoree to receive the 2011 Distinguished Service Award from LERA-Chicago. LERA chooses its Distinguished Service Award honorees based on the individual’s exceptional skill in the area of labor and employment as well as their ability to maintain the legal standards of LERA which includes working in a collegial atmosphere to foster an ongoing dialogue among labor, management, and neutrals in the Chicago community.

Franczek Radelet Announces 2012 Partner Promotions
December 6, 2011
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce its 2012 partner promotions. Dana Fattore Crumley and Amy Moor Gaylord have been named equity partners. Associate Jennifer Smith has been named income partner, all effective January 1, 2012.

What HR Says Can Be Used Against It; Experts Suggest Termination ‘Talking Points’
BNA Human Resources Report
December 5, 2011
Jeff Nowak was mentioned in “What HR Says Can Be Used Against It; Experts Suggest Termination ‘Talking Points’” published in the December 5 issue of BNA Human Resources Report. The article discusses a FMLA Insights post regarding employer and employee conversations on reasons for termination.

GPS Tracking in Supreme Court Case
Lawyers USA and LegalNews.com
November 28, 2011
Jeff was quoted in an article published in Lawyers USA and LegalNews.com discussing the oral argument of a Supreme Court case questioning the limits of police officers’ use of GPS tracking of suspects’ movements.

Chicago-Kent College of Law Honors Patricia Whitten with Professional Achievement Award
November 18, 2011
The Chicago-Kent College of Law Alumni Board of Directors presented Franczek Radelet Patricia J. Whitten with the 2011 Professional Achievement Award. This recognition, awarded annually since 1984, is given to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to one or more of the following fields including the practice of law, the judiciary, public service/government, business/commerce, or the media.

"Occupy Chicago Raises Employment Law Questions"
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
November 1, 2011
Jeff Nowak was quoted in the article "Occupy Chicago Raises Employment Law Questions" published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Talk of the LexBlog Network: Jeff Nowak of FMLA Insights
Real Lawyers Have Blogs
October 20, 2011
A blog post on Kevin O'Keefe's Real Lawyers Have Blogs features Jeff Nowak and the FMLA Insights blog.

Jim Franczek Named Chicago's Employment Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America
October 6, 2011
Jim Franczek has been named the Chicago Best Lawyers’ Employment Law - Management Lawyer of the Year for 2012.

"Some Question Push to Ban Jobless Discrimination"
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin
October 5, 2011
Sally J. Scott was quoted in the article "Some Question Push to Ban Jobless Discrimination" published in the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Franczek Radelet Named Law Firm of the Year
October 5, 2011
Franczek Radelet was selected as the 2011 Illinois - Labor & Employment Law Firm of the Year Award by Global Law Experts (GLE).

Respond to Teasing Even If Unrelated to Child’s Disability
Section 504 Compliance
October 4, 2011
Jackie Wernz was quoted in an article published in the LRP Publication Section 504 Compliance.

“Are You Due For A Wage And Hour Checkup?”
Cleaning & Maintenance Management
October 1, 2011
An article entitled “Are You Due For A Wage And Hour Checkup?” by Bill Pokorny was published in the October issue of Cleaning & Maintenance Management. The article outlines the most common wage and hour mistakes in the cleaning and maintenance industry and tips on how to avoid them.

The NLRB Decision in Facebook Case
September 23, 2011
In the September 23, 2011 edition of the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin, David Radelet was front and center in an article on the recent NLRB-Facebook case.

Franczek Radelet Partners Named to Best Lawyers in America® 2012 List
September 19, 2011
Franczek Radelet partners James C. Franczek, Jr.; Ronald J. Hein, Jr.; David P. Radelet, and Michael A. Warner, Jr. were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2012.

Will Employers Soon Use GPS to Catch FMLA Abuse?
Family and Medical Leave Guide
September 1, 2011
A recent post from FMLA Insights was included in the Family and Medical Leave Guide. The post is also included in the Ideas and Trends newsletter.

Answers to Tough HR Questions
What’s Working in Human Resources
August 8, 2011
Bill Pokorny was quoted in the August 8 issue of What’s Working in Human Resources in their regular “Answers to Tough HR Questions” column.

Proposed Legislation Would Expand Family & Medical Leave Act
August 2, 2011
Jeff Nowak is mentioned in an article published on HRMorning.com. A link to a recent blog entry on FMLA Insights is also included in the article.

"10 Tips To Craft Individual Safety Plans For Students With Disabilities"
August 1, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha was quoted in the article "10 Tips To Craft Individual Safety Plans For Students With Disabilities" published in The Special Educator (July 1) and California Special Education Alert (August 1).

"Restaurant's Reason For Termination May Have Been Pretext"
Hospitality Law
August 1, 2011
Jeff Nowak authored the article, "Restaurant's Reason For Termination May Have Been Pretext," published in the August issue of Hospitality Law.

What Employers Need to Know About the New ADA Regulations
HR Advisor: Legal and Practical Guidance
August 1, 2011
The article, “What Employers Need to Know About the New ADA Regulations,” co-authored by Chris Johlie was published in the July/August 2011 issue of HR Advisor: Legal and Practical Guidance.

Investigating and Responding to Bullying and Harassment Allegations
Minnesota Public Radio
July 22, 2011
Dana Fattore Crumley was quoted in an article published by Minnesota Public Radio reporting on a lawsuit filed by students and parents of Anoka-Hennepin School District which claims the district did not investigate or respond appropriately to bullying and harassment allegations claims brought by five students.

Jeff Nowak Featured in New Chicago Tribune Sunday Column - Business Voices
Chicago Tribune
July 10, 2011
In a recent Sunday edition of the Chicago Tribune, Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak was quoted extensively on the impact that the Supreme Court's decision in Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Dukes would have on employers.

Phone Call to a Doctor Is Not Treatment Under FMLA
What's Working in Human Resources
July 8, 2011
Bill Pokorny was quoted in What’s Working in Human Resources on whether a phone call to a doctor could potentially constitute as treatment under the FMLA.

"Non-tipped Duties Cannot Exceed 20 Percent of Work"
Hospitality Law
July 1, 2011
Staci Ketay Rotman co-authored the article, "Non-tipped Duties Cannot Exceed 20 Percent of Work," published in the July 2011 issue of Hospitality Law.

Addressing Disability Harassment
Amy K. Dickerson Quoted in LRP Publications
Special Ed Connection
July 1, 2011
Amy K. Dickerson was quoted in "Plan For Situations In Which Bullied Student With Disability Fights Back" in Special Ed Connection published by LRP Publications.

Franczek Radelet Launches Wage & Hour Insights Blog
June 15, 2011
Franczek Radelet is pleased to introduce Wage & Hour Insights, a blog focused on federal and state overtime, minimum wage, and wage payment laws.

Partner Jeff Nowak Profiled in Chicago Lawyer Magazine
May 31, 2011
Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak was profiled in the monthly Q&A column in Chicago Lawyer magazine (June 2011).

Sally J. Scott Named To Chicago Women In Law: Women Making An Impact
Law Bulletin Publishing Recognizes 12 Chicago Women Attorneys Who Are Making An Impact
May 17, 2011
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce its partner Sally J. Scott is one of only 12 women attorneys recognized by Law Bulletin Publishing Company in a special supplement, Chicago Women in Law: Women Making An Impact. The feature highlights the achievements and accomplishments of the women attorneys who are making a significant impact on the Illinois legal community.

Employers Gird for Disabilities Act Changes
Bloomberg BusinessWeek Article
April 27, 2011
Jeff Nowak was interviewed for the Smart Answers column of Bloomberg BusinessWeek on the ADAAA's final regulations.

Leave For Unmarried Parents
What’s Working in Human Resources
April 22, 2011
Jeff Nowak was mentioned in What’s Working in Human Resources regarding leave for unmarried parents.

What To Consider When Using Metal Detectors
Darcy Quoted in LRP Publications
Maintaining Safe Schools
April 18, 2011
Darcy L. Kriha was quoted extensively in the article "Test The Mettle of Steps For Detecting Weapons At School" in Maintaining Safe Schools published by LRP Publications.

Crain’s Chicago Business Names Franczek Radelet One of the Best Places to Work
April 6, 2011
Crain’s Chicago Business recognized the law firm of Franczek Radelet as one of the top 30 companies in Chicago on its 2011 Best Places To Work. This is the first year Franczek Radelet participated in the survey.

Jeff Nowak Elected La Grange Village Trustee, Appointed by State Treasurer to Serve on Audit Group
April 6, 2011
Franczek Radelet partner Jeff Nowak was elected Village Trustee for the Village of La Grange. Additionally, Jeff was recently appointed by Dan Rutherford, Illinois State Treasurer, to serve as on the Treasurer’s Performance Audit Working Group.

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Named Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
April 1, 2011
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce a number of its attorneys have been recognized in Law & Politics’ 2011 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers.

Hernandez Receives 2011 J.T. Canales Award from University of Michigan
March 25, 2011
Michael J. Hernandez was presented with the 2011 J.T. Canales Award. This annual award honors a University of Michigan Law School alumnus who has worked diligently to improve the lives of Latinos.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes Babbitt, Land & Warner
February 1, 2011
Leading Chicago labor and employment and education law firm Franczek Radelet is very pleased to announce that the higher education law firm of Babbitt, Land & Warner will be joining the firm. Effective February 1, 2011, Ellen M. Babbitt, Peter G. Land and Scott L. Warner will join Franczek Radelet as partners.

Franczek Radelet Promotes Two Associates to Partner
January 5, 2011
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that two of its associates Scott Cruz and Jennifer A. Dunn have been named partner, effective January 1, 2011.

Amy Moor Gaylord Named to LERA Chicago Chapter Board of Directors
Labor & Employment Relations Association - Chicago Chapter
January 4, 2011
Amy Moor Gaylord, a partner at Franczek Radelet P.C., by unanimous vote, is a new member of the Labor & Employment Relations Association (LERA) Chicago Chapter Board of Directors.

Jeff Nowak Quoted in Hospitality Law
January 1, 2011
Jeff Nowak was quoted extensively in the article "Know Your Rights Under Family and Medical Leave Act" published by Hospitality Law on January 1, 2011. In the article, Jeff further discusses FMLA abuse and provides an approach for handling leave requests.

James C. Franczek, Jr. Named Among the International Who's Who of Labor Law
December 9, 2010
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that James C. Franczek, Jr. was named in The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment 2010 edition.

Dana Fattore Crumley Quoted in Today's School Psychologist
December 7, 2010
Dana Fattore Crumley was quoted in the article, “Improve Transparency of Process to Gain Parent Buy-in,” published by Today’s School Psychologist on December 1, 2010.

Bill Pokorny Quoted in What’s Working in Human Resources
November 10, 2010
Bill Pokorny was mentioned in What’s Working in Human Resources regarding FMLA certification. A recent posting from the FMLA Insights blog is featured in the question-answer section.

Patti Whitten Quoted in California Special Education Alert
November 1, 2010
Patti Whitten was quoted in "Attorneys: IEP Teams Need More Training On Prior Written Notices" published by the California Special Education Alert on November 1.

Article by Pokorny Published by Law360
Meet The New Boss — Same As The Old Boss?
October 22, 2010
Suppose a retailer declares bankruptcy. Several of its leases are sold off to another retail chain, which then remodels the stores, stocks them with its own merchandise and opens them under its own name. If this retailer hires some of the bankrupt company's employees, are those employees new hires under the Family and Medical Leave Act, or might they have the right to take FMLA leave immediately, without waiting 12 months or working 1,250 hours for the new company?

Darcy Kriha Quoted in American School Board Journal
October 22, 2010
Darcy Kriha was quoted in the article "The Top 10 Legal Issues" published by the American School Board Journal in October 2010.

Jeff Nowak Quoted in Inside Business Article on FMLA Abuse
October 11, 2010
Jeff Nowak was quoted extensively in the article, “How to stay in step with FMLA,” published by Inside Business on October 11.

Article by Richardson Published in Benefits & Compensation Digest
Protecting Funds From Unreimbursable Future Medical Costs
October 1, 2010
Article by Michael Richardson addresses the right of a fund to recover future medical costs an examines circumstances that should make a fund aware of future medical costs.

Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives' Wage & Hour Litigation in Daily Labor Report Article
BNA's Daily Labor Report
September 28, 2010
The article, "Pharmaceutical Sales Reps Join White-Collar Quest for Overtime Pay," co-authored by partner Staci Ketay Rotman was published in BNA's Daily Labor Report on September 28, 2010.

Shelli L. Anderson Named to Law Bulletin's Annual 40 Under 40 List
Law Bulletin Publishing Names its Annual 40 Lawyers Under the Age of 40
September 27, 2010
Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that partner Shelli L. Anderson has been named to the Law Bulletin Publishing Company’s 40 Illinois Attorneys Under 40 to Watch – 2010. In its 11th year, Law Bulletin Publishing Company reviewed more than 900 attorney nominations from around the State to identify this year’s 40 Under 40.

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Named Among The Best Lawyers in America
September 23, 2010
Franczek Radelet partners James C. Franczek, Jr.; Ronald J. Hein, Jr.; and David P. Radelet were named among Chicago’s best lawyers in the latest edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Preparing for a Potential DOL Complaint
What's Working in Human Resources
September 22, 2010
Bill Pokorny was quoted in What’s Working in Human Resources on how to prepare for a potential Department of Labor (DOL) complaint.

Franczek Radelet Honored by International Child Care
September 13, 2010
International Child Care and Grace Children's Hospital in Haiti honored Franczek Radelet and partner James C. Franczek, Jr. at an special evening celebration honoring those who are dedicated to the mission of International Child Care.

James C. Franczek, Jr. Named to Crain's Who's Who in Chicago Business List
September 9, 2010
For the second year in a row, James C. Franczek, Jr. has been named to Crain's Chicago Business annual “Who’s Who in Chicago Business” list. This prestigious recognition, published by Crain’s since 1989, includes the names of the “civic, professional and cultural leaders you need to know.” Organized by industry, Jim is among a select group of only 50 attorneys named to this year's list.

Franczek Radelet Adds Veteran Labor Negotiator to its Growing Roster
David A. Johnson Joins Chicago Labor & Employment Law Firm
August 24, 2010
David A. Johnson, formerly with the City of Chicago, has joined the law firm of Franczek Radelet as a partner. Mr. Johnson, Chief Labor Negotiator for the City for more than five years, is the fifth attorney to join Franczek Radelet in 2010.

Attorneys Recognized by Leading Lawyers Magazine
August 23, 2010
Partners recognized in the latest issue of Leading Lawyers Magazine. Jim Franczek was honored among the top 100 business lawyers in Illinois again this year. Todd Faulkner, Ron Hein, Mike Hernandez, Paul Millichap, Dave Radelet, John Relias, and Patti Whitten were recognized in the areas of School Law, Employment Law and/or Labor Law.

NPR Quotes James C. Franczek, Jr. on Chicago Teachers Union's Lawsuit Against Chicago Public Schools
August 19, 2010
James C. Franczek Jr. mentioned on NPR segment reporting on the Chicago Teacher Union's lawsuit against the Chicago Public Schools.

Jennifer A. Dunn's Article on the New Process Steel Decision
Effects of New Process Steel
July 2, 2010
Jennifer A. Dunn provides her insight on the U.S. Supreme Court's decision in New Process Steel, L.P. v. NLRB.

Article by Jackie Wernz published in School Planning & Management Magazine
"Gone to the Dogs?"
School Planning & Management
July 1, 2010
The article, "Gone to the Dogs?" by Jackie Wernz was published in the July 2010 issue of School Planning & Management magazine. The article examines the most recommended approaches school districts should take when it comes to suspicion less canine searches.

Franczek Radelet Launches FMLA Insights, the Firm’s First Blog
June 16, 2010
Franczek Radelet is pleased to introduce the launch of FMLA Insights, the firm's first blog, which will provide practical insights regarding the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Amy Moor Gaylord Quoted in CFO Magazine
How Much Should Workers Know
CFO Magazine
May 21, 2010
Amy Moor Gaylord was quoted in the article "How Much Should Workers Know" for CFO Magazine. Amy offered the magazine her view on companies reaction to a proposal that the Department of Labor (DOL) is considering that would affect the way that companies classify workers. Amy Moor Gaylord was quoted in the article "How Much Should Workers Know" for CFO Magazine. Amy offered the magazine her view on companies reaction to a proposal that the Department of Labor (DOL) is considering that would affect the way that companies classify workers.

Making Headlines: Employment Lawyers Weigh in on How Appointments Will Change Their Practice
April 21, 2010
David Radelet is featured prominently in the Law Bulletin's Annual Law Day special edition published on April 22, 2010. Dave is quoted extensively on the ramifications of labor law and his practice as a result of President Obama's appointments to enforcement agencies.

Employee or Independent Contractor: The Challenges of Worker Classification - Webinar
Franczek Radelet Webinar
April 8, 2010
It is apparent that the Department of Labor is convinced that the number of reported independent contractors, more than 8 percent of the workforce, is inaccurate as a result of employers misclassifying employees.

Feature Spotlight on ELA Member: Darcy L. Kriha
ELA Notes
Second Quarter 2010
Darcy L. Kriha - ELA member spotlight profile in Second Quarter 2010 issue of ELA Notes.

Franczek Radelet Represents Indiana School Districts in Lawsuit Against the State of Indiana
Three Indiana School Districts Have Filed Suit Against the State of Indiana Alleging Inequitable Funding Formula
February 23, 2010
Hamilton Southeastern Schools, Franklin Township Community Schools and Middlebury Community Schools, filed a lawsuit in Hamilton County against the State of Indiana arguing that their schools are not receiving sufficient funding as a result of the State’s long-held school funding formula.

Sally J. Scott interviewed by CBS Channel 2/Chicago
Featured in report on "Spike in Calls to Suicide Hotlines", offers tips to employers
CBS - WBBM Ch. 2
Job loss and despair resulting from the economic crisis are factors in a 20% increase in suicide and suicide attempts. CBS 2 Chicago (WBBM-TV) interviewed firm partner Sally J. Scott for its February 10, 2009 story on the labor implications of this situation.

Darcy Kriha Publishes Article on Allergies in Schools for the Education Law Association
Allergies in Schools: A Changing Legal Landscape
School Law Report
February 2010
Firm partner Darcy L. Khira authored article on allergies in schools for Education Law Association's monthly newsletter School Law Reporter

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Named in Law & Politic's Illinois Super Lawyers
Law & Politics
January 26, 2010
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce several of its attorneys have been recognized in Law & Politics’ 2010 edition of Illinois Super Lawyers.

Franczek Radelet's Client Service Commitment Deepens with Director of Client Service Addition
Maryanne C. Adams Joins the Firm as its First Director of Client Service & Development
January 22, 2010
To start the new year, the law firm of Franczek Radelet welcomed Maryanne C. Adams as its first Director of Client Service and Development.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes New Labor & Employment Partner
Veteran Labor & Employment Attorney, Christopher A. Johlie, Adds Significant Experience to Chicago Law Firm
January 18, 2010
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Christopher A. Johlie has joined the firm as a partner.

James C. Franczek, Jr., featured in The University of Chicago Law School Alumni Profile
Winter 2010
James C. Franczek, Jr. profiled in The University of Chicago Law School Alumni Magazine

Attorneys Faulkner and Crowley Co-Author IICLE Chapter on Illinois School Law
Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education
Illinois School Law: Organization, FInance & Property
January 7, 2010
Firm partners Todd Faulkner and Brian Crowley contributed to the 2010 edition of Illinois School Law: Organization, Finance & Property published by the Illinois Institute of Continuing Legal Education (IICLE)

Attorneys Darcy Kriha and Jennifer Smith Make Headlines With "The New Section 504" Seminar
More students qualify for education plans
Northwest Herald
December 17, 2009
Franczek Radelet attorneys Darcy Kriha and Jennifer Smith were quoted on the front page of the Northwest Herald after hosting "The New Section 504" seminar for McHenry County.

New Franczek Radelet Education Podcast
Keeping You Up to Date on Education Law Issues
As part of our ongoing effort to offer helpful tools for our clients to stay up to date on quickly changing education law issues, Franczek Radelet launches a new Education Podcast. The Education Podcast will provide an opportunity, free of charge, for clients to listen in as Franczek Radelet attorneys discuss the top issues facing our education clients. The Education Podcast offers a fun and quick way for educators to keep informed.

Jeff Nowak Publishes FMLA Article on MyManagersNetwork.com
New FMLA rules: What managers need to know and do
November 20, 2009
Jeff Nowak, a partner at the firm, published the article "New FMLA rules: What managers need to know and do" on MyManagersNetwork.com.

David P. Radelet to Present on How the Law of the Workplace Has Changed Over the Past Year
Labor and Employment Relations Association Wisconsin Chapter Third Annual One Day Conference
November 3, 2009
David P. Radelet, a founding partner of the firm, is scheduled to speak at the Labor and Employment Relations Association Wisconsin Chapter Third Annual One Day Conference in Milwaukee on November 3, 2009. Mr. Radelet will open the general session of the program with the presentation topic "What A Difference A Year Makes: The Law of the Workplace - A Look Back and a Look Ahead."

Michael J. Hernandez Honored by Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez
2009 El Humanitario Award Ceremony
October 8, 2009
Michael J. Hernandez, a partner at Franczek Radelet P.C., was chosen by Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez as one of two people to be honored during the 2009 celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Jeff Nowak to provide FMLA and VESSA Updates at Law Bulletin Conference
September 30, 2009
On September 30, 2009, Jeff Nowak will provide an update on the FMLA and VESSA in an annual employment law conference sponsored by the Law Bulletin.

Attorneys Dalianis & Metcalf Co-Author "Identifying and Mitigating Sources of School Revenue Erosion"
Published by the Association of School Business Officials International
School Business Affairs
September 2009
Firm partner Ares G. Dalianis and associate Scott R. Metcalf co-authored an article with Michael Prombo which appears in the September 2009 issue of SBA (School Business Affairs), which focuses on finance, accounting, and budgeting.

School Districts Obtain Temporary Restraining Order That Closes Dangerous Bus Stop
September 3, 2009
On August 25, 2009, Franczek Radelet attorneys successfully obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of Argo Community High School District No. 217 and Indian Springs School District No. 109. The order allows approximately 260 students to board school buses from safe locations near their homes within the apartment complex, rather than at a bus stop on a busy, industrial street.

Firm partner Kriha lauded for pro bono efforts on behalf of Westmont Educational Foundation
WEF Becomes Tax Exempt
Tribune Local/Westmont
August 7, 2009
Darcy Kriha was lauded by the Westmont Educational Foundation (WEF) for her role in the WEF's efforts to obtain 501(c)(3) tax exempt status as a public charity. It is hoped that this status will assist the WEF in raising funds for a scholarship program for local students.

Darcy Kriha featured in article on student allergies published by Special Ed Connection
August 6, 2009
Firm partner Darcy L. Kriha is quoted in an article entitled "School attorney: Allergies tops list of 5 biggest issues districts face" which appears on the Special Ed Connection® Web site.

Jeff Nowak featured in Daily Labor Report article on President Obama's Labor and Employment Initiatives
Daily Labor Report
August 4, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak was quoted extensively in an August 4, 2009 Daily Labor Report article which highlighted a presentation he gave to attendees at the American Bar Association's annual meeting held this week in Chicago. The presentation, entitled "Labor and Employment Legislation Impacting Federal Construction Under the New Administration," provided ABA attendees an overview of President Obama's probable labor and employment initiatives, including workplace legislation currently pending in Congress.

Obama's Approach to Labor, Employment Seen as Aggressive, but 'Pragmatic'
Daily Labor Report
August 4, 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak was quoted extensively in an August 4, 2009 Daily Labor Report article which highlights a presentation he gave to attendees at the American Bar Association's annual meeting. The presentation, which was entitled "Labor and Employment Legislation Impacting Federal Construction Under the New Administration," provided ABA attendees an overview of President Obama's probable labor and employment initiatives, including workplace legislation currently pending in Congress.

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Secure Settlement Victory for School District Clients
August 3, 2009
After more than a decade of litigation, the Champaign Community Unit School District No. 4 Board of Education in Champaign, IL approved a Settlement Agreement that ended a voluntary federal Consent Decree. The decree stems from complaints filed with the Office of Civil Rights by African-American Plaintiffs in 1996, which alleged racial discrimination.

“Organized Labor’s Impact on the Healthcare Industry: Unions in the Time of Reform”
Connections
August 1, 2009
Chris Johlie co-authored the article “Organized Labor’s Impact on the Healthcare Industry: Unions in the Time of Reform” published in the American Health Lawyers Association’s Connections magazine in August 2009.

David Radelet featured in Crain's article on Obama Administration's labor laws & regulations
July 13, 2009
Firm partner David P. Radelet is featured prominently in the lead of this Crain's Chicago Business article about the slew of rules and regulations enacted by the Obama administration which affect the way employers deal with their employees.

Jeff Nowak quoted in Family and Medical Leave Handbook article regarding Practice of Physicians to Charge for Completion of FMLA Medical Certification Forms
Family and Medical Leave Handbook
July 2009
Firm partner Jeff Nowak was quoted in the July 2009 edition of the Family and Medical Leave Handbook in an article entitled "Doctors Charging Fees for FMLA Medical Certifications." The article discusses how physicians are increasingly charging fees to complete Family and Medical Leave Act medical certification forms. Both employees and employers can be affected, depending on which party the doctor seeks to charge.

Black Women Lawyers' Association Honors Firm
May 28, 2009
On May 28, 2009, Franczek Radelet received the Black Women Lawyers' Association of Greater Chicago President's Award for Continuous Support of Diversity and Scholarship.

Darcy Kriha featured in article on bullying published by Special Ed Connection
Apply these 7 practices to address on-, off-campus bullying
Special Ed Connection
May 6, 2009
Firm partner Darcy Kriha was quoted extensively in this article which was published in May 2009 on the Special Ed Connection Web site.

Firm Announces New Name
Charles P. Rose Confirmed by U.S. Senate as General Counsel, Department of Education
May 6, 2009
On May 6, 2009, the firm announced that founding partner Charles Rose had been confirmed by the United States Senate as General Counsel for the Department of Education, and that the firm's name is now Franczek Radelet.

Swine Flu Update
May 5, 2009
Suggestions, information, and links to resources for school districts regarding the magnitude and potential spread of the H1N1 swine influenza.

ABC interviews Michael A. Warner Jr. re: H1N1/Swine Flu and employer concerns
"When Should You Stay Home?" - Swine Flu Outbreak
April 30, 2009
Firm partner Michael A. Warner, Jr. was interviewed for a ABC Channel 7 Chicago report on the H1N1/Swine Flu Outbreak entitled "When Should You Stay Home?".

The Nuts & Bolts of a Tax Appeal with a Mock Hearing
April 3, 2009
Ares G. Dalianis will participate in an all-day seminar sponsored by the Appraisal Institute; the program is entitled "The Nuts & Bolts of a Tax Appeal with a Mock Hearing."

Radelet travels Midwest speaking on EFCA
April 2009
In recent months, founding partner David P. Radelet has spoken extensively throughout the Midwest on the Employee Free Choice Act and its implications for employers.

Union Bill's Declining Chances Give Rise to Alternatives
The Washington Post
March 29, 2009
Founding partner David P. Radelet is quoted in this Washington Post article regarding the Employee Free Choice Act and its prospects following the 2010 elections.

Franczek and Radelet Speak on EFCA at Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
"Reframing the Debate on Employee Free Choice Act: Bad Public Policy in Uncertain Times"
March 20, 2009
Firm partners James C. Franczek, Jr. and David P. Radelet spoke at a breakfast forum hosted by the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce on pending EFCA legislation.

American Legion to Honor James C. Franczek, Jr.
March 5, 2009
The American Legion's C.D. Burton Post 808 will honor James C. Franczek, Jr. in a ceremony being held on March 5, 2009.

Patti Whitten Makes Presentations on Student Confidentiality, Special Education
February 27, 2009
On February 27, 2009, Patti Whitten made presentations to staff at Illinois School District U-46 and New Trier Township High School District 203.

White-collar blues play well with U.S. labor unions
Amy Moor Gaylord quoted in Reuters report on efforts to unionize white-collar workers
Reuters.com
January 28, 2009
With companies laying off tens of thousands of salaried workers and cutting the pay of many more amid the worst economic crisis since the Depression, organizers see an opportunity to win over the white-collar cubicle-dwellers who have replaced blue-collar workers at the center of the U.S. economy.

Firm Attorneys in Illinois Super Lawyers for 2009
Super Lawyers
January 23, 2009
Attorneys from Franczek Radelet were voted by their peers as Illinois Super Lawyers & Rising Stars for 2009.

School Board Prevails on Summary Judgment Against Teacher Claiming Discrimination
Green v. Board of Education for Community Unit School District No. 201
December 16, 2008
On December 16, 2008, our firm successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of the Board of Education for Community Unit School District No. 201 in a race discrimination lawsuit filed by a former first-year teacher.

Employers should minimize risks of liability when implementing RIFs
CCH WorkWeek (online)
December 2008
Michael A. Warner, Jr., a partner at Franczek Radelet, recently gave a seminar on Reductions in Force to the Chicago Bar Association; a report on his seminar, published on the web by CCH WorkWeek, is presented here

Firm's Executive Summary Helps Employers Prepare for Imminent Changes in FMLA
November 25, 2008
On November 17, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor published its long-awaited final regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act. Our executive summary of the key changes in the new rules is available via this article.

New FMLA Regulations Take Effect January 2009: Employers Must Act Quickly to Prepare for Change
November 25, 2008
On November 17, 2008, the U.S. Department of Labor published its long-awaited final regulations interpreting the Family and Medical Leave Act. The new rules become effective on January 16, 2009. Serving as the first substantial changes to the regulations since the FMLA became law 15 years ago, the new regulations will significantly impact the manner in which employers administer the FMLA. Please click the link below to view an Executive Summary prepared by Franczek Radelet attorneys regarding the DOL's new FMLA regulations.

Labor Union Turnaround
Obama win means pro-worker agenda will be pushed
The Business Journal - Serving Greater Milwaukee
November 14, 2008
David P. Radelet was quoted extensively by the Milwaukee BUSINESS JOURNAL in an article concerning the Employee Free Choice Act and its implications for employers.

Darcy Kriha co-authors "Keep it or delete it? How to handle e-records"
Illinois School Board Journal
November 1, 2008
An article written by Steven M. Baule (superintendent of CUSD 201 in Westmont, IL) and Darcy L. Kriha which originally appeared in the November/December 2008 issue of the Illinois School Board Journal.

Chicago-Kent College of Law Awards Firm the Inaugural Institutional Partner Award
October 9, 2008
Franczek Radelet has been selected as the first recipient of the Chicago-Kent College of Law Institutional Partner Award.

University of Chicago Prevails in Jury Trial Against Former Ph.D. Student
Allegations of Violations of the University Student Policy Manuals Are Rejected
September 30, 2008
Franczek Radelet secured a jury trial victory on behalf of the University of Chicago in the matter of Vernon v. University of Chicago. Following a nine-day trial, a Chicago jury returned a verdict in favor of the University, which was represented by Franczek Radelet & Rose attorneys Jeff Nowak and Bill Pokorny.

A Review of the Supreme Court’s 2007-2008 Term
August 13, 2008
Upon the conclusion of the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2007-2008 term, Franczek Radelet compiled a Review of the Supreme Court’s 2007-2008 Term which highlights the important labor and employment cases the Court analyzed this past term and will consider in its upcoming term.

Firm Places Multiple Attorneys in Leading Lawyers Network for 2008-2009
July 14, 2008
Franczek Radelet is proud to have had twelve partners recommended by their peers as being among the top lawyers in Illinois and thus be included in the Leading Lawyers Network for 2008-2009.

Jeff Nowak Joins Family and Medical Leave Handbook's Editorial Board
March 1, 2008
Jeffrey S. Nowak was recently was named to the editorial board of the Family and Medical Leave Handbook.

Darcy Kriha Co-Authors Article in Library Media Connection
Library Media Connection (Vol 26, No. 5)
February 2008
The article considers how the Internet and advances in technology have dramatically changed the variables of student speech issues, and it looks at issues, concerns, relevant court cases, and practical issues and actions with respect to free speech in this context, including the importance of an updated Acceptable Technology Use Policy.

Dismissal Verdict Obtained in Joseph Caruso v. The Board Education of Elgin School District U-46 et al
2007
Patti Whitten and Scott Cruz recently obtained a dismissal verdict in the Circuit Court of DuPage County on behalf of Elgin School District U-46 in the case of Joseph Caruso v. The Board Education of Elgin School District U-46 et al.

Franczek Sullivan P.C. Lauded as One of Illinois' Premier Labor & Employment Firms
Chambers USA
2007
In its 2007 AMERICA'S LEADING LAWYERS FOR BUSINESS: THE CLIENT'S GUIDE, Chambers USA places Franczek Radelet (formerly Franczek Sullivan) in the first ranks of labor and employment firms in Illinois.

James C. Franczek, Jr. Elected to the Metropolitan Planning Council's Board of Governors
January 1, 2007
The Council serves the public interest by promoting and implementing policies necessary to maintain development, growth and educational opportunities throughout the Chicago region.

Seventh Circuit Affirms Summary Judgment for Morningstar (Bernier v. Morningstar)
2007
The Seventh Circuit affirmed summary judgment for our client, Morningstar, Inc. In reaching its decision, the court once again reinforced that in order for an employer to be liable for coworker harassment, the employer must have knowledge of the harassment. The court found that Bernier's anonymous instant message to the alleged harasser (a co-worker) was insufficient to put the company on notice for the purpose of imputing liability.

True or False: Teachers are Part of the Solution, Not the Problem, in School Reform
Chicago Tribune Magazine
August 18, 2002
Not far from the city's "Union Row," where the headquarters of organized labor dominate Ashland Avenue, the president of the Chicago Teachers Union is standing outside Plumbers Hall and greeting hundreds of her members as they arrive for a monthly meeting. Like any good Irish politician born on the South Side, Deborah Lynch knows the names and stories of many of the teachers, school clerks and other union delegates who pass by her at the entrance of the union hall on West Washington Boulevard. "I like to do this every month because it's a good, informal way to hear what's on people's minds," says Lynch, who quickly switches her attention to an approaching elementary teacher.

Integrity, Maturity, Promptness, Patience Said Key Factors In Choosing an Arbitrator
Daily Labor Report
June 5, 2002
Advocates trying to choose an arbitrator to hear a particular case would be better served by investigating the potential arbitrator's integrity, timeliness, patience and sensitivity rather than his or her labor-management biases, two prominent Chicago labor attorneys said May 29.

Franczek and Sullivan form ‘Powerhouse’ Firm
Reprinted from The University of Chicago Law School The Record
Fall 1994
It was the simplest of beginnings. In the spring of 1993, two old friends met at a benefit and, between hors d'oeuvres, slipped into what old friends do in such a situation: talk about their jobs and what they'd really like to do, if only…Both men had made it to the top of their profession at large Chicago law firms but found they were looking for something more. They felt they needed a change.

Fast-track Attorneys Beat a Path to Their Own Firm’s Door
Reprinted with permission from Chicago Lawyer, Vol. 17 No. 4
February 14, 1994
One afternoon when David P. Radelet returned to Wildman, Harrold, Allen, & Dixon from a morning meeting, a memorandum lay on his desk.

Lawyers Bolt, Form New Firm
Reprinted with permission from Crain’s Chicago Business
February 14, 1994
In one coordinated blitz, 12 partners are leaving four Chicago law firms this week to establish a new labor law powerhouse. The lawyers are departing some of the most prestigious firms in the city: Vedder Price Kaufman & Kammholz, Seyfarth Shaw Fairweather & Geraldson, Wildman Harrold Allen & Dixon and Klein Thorpe & Jenkins.