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Mark A. Wilkinson Appointed To Labor and Employment Law Section Council of the ISBA
April 17, 2014
Franczek Radelet partner Mark Wilkinson has been appointed to the Labor and Employment Law Section Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. The mission of ISBA Labor and Employment Law Section is to inform its members and the public of important developments in labor law; to review and comment on proposed legislation and regulations in the labor law field; and to foster improvement in the efficient and equitable administration of federal and state labor legislation.

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.

NLRB Upholds Employer’s Negative Attitude Rule
March 31, 2014
David Weldon was quoted in an article published in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on March 23 and in another article published by HRM America on March 20 after the publication of a recent FR Alert.

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 Mark Wilkinson and Jeff Nowak was published in the Spring 2014 Federal Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section’s The Labouring Oar newsletter.

Franczek Radelet Welcomes Two Associates
March 27, 2014
The law firm of Franczek Radelet is pleased to announce that Laura Knittle and David Weldon have joined the firm as associates in the Education Practice Group and Labor & Employment Practice Group, respectively.

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.

Did the Illinois concealed carry law really change anything for employers?
ISBA Labor & Employment Law
March 1, 2014
The article, “Did the Illinois concealed carry law really change anything for employers?” written by Mark Wilkinson addressing the Illinois’ concealed carry law was published in the March 2014 issue of the Illinois State Bar Association L&E Law Section Newsletter.

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.