News & Announcements
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.
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 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 Higher Education Workplace
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 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.
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.
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.
Scott Cruz authored the article, "Know Your State's Unemployment Laws," published in the April/May 2015 issue of Today's General Counsel magazine. Scott outlines the 10 things employers should be aware of when it comes to unemployment insurance claims.
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.
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.