A workplace dispute may leave you feeling hopeless and concerned about your job security. In serious cases, you might worry that the situation will tarnish your career. Knowing how to handle a challenging situation could help you retain control. Responding with poise,...
Is Illinois an at-will employment state?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Jun 28, 2022 | Employment Law, Uncategorized
Most people in Illinois likely feel quite secure in their employment. This sense of security may come from the assumption that their job depends solely on their performance. Yet is that truly the case? Many may have heard of the idea of "at-will" employment, which...
Health care right of conscience act protections
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Jun 4, 2022 | Employment Law, Uncategorized
Both federal and Illinois laws provide protections for healthcare workers related to assisting, accommodating or performing healthcare services that conflict with a healthcare worker's religious or moral beliefs. These laws may come into play when an employer...
Gender discrimination may lead to a Title VII lawsuit
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Mar 28, 2022 | Uncategorized
Gender discrimination involves mistreating employees based on gender or sexual orientation. As noted on the Equal Rights Advocates website, an employer that terminates an employee and hires someone of a different gender may have violated federal employment laws. If...
When may I sue an employer over a performance review?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Mar 2, 2022 | Uncategorized
Performance reviews alone may not demonstrate biases or discrimination. Employees have the right, however, to see their full personnel records, according to the Illinois Compiled Statutes. You may request copies of your files from your company’s human resources...
What does the EEOC consider retaliation?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Feb 25, 2022 | Uncategorized
When you file a complaint against your employer or supervisor, you may worry about your position within the company. You know you have rights that deserve protection, but what can you do to stop your employer from firing you? According to the U.S. Equal Employment...
Does an employer have to provide notice for termination?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Feb 11, 2022 | Uncategorized
There is a general rule in business that if you want to quit your job, you give a notice of two weeks. This is not mandated by law, but it is rather a courtesy. Giving a notice allows your employer to plan ahead and hire someone to take over your job. Often, when...
Federal government issues new joint employer rules
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Oct 11, 2021 | Uncategorized
Under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state law, employers may have to pay wages to employees who do not work directly for them. The federal government recently toughened its joint employer standards. Relaxed standards In 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor...
Classifying independent contractor employees
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Aug 17, 2021 | Uncategorized
It is important for employees to be properly classified. Whether or not an employee is an independent contractor is generally measured by the degree of control the employer has over the independent contract versus the degree of independence the independent contractor...
Can an at-will employee sue for wrongful termination?
On Behalf of Billhorn Law Firm | Aug 2, 2021 | Uncategorized
The reason many employers prefer hiring employees on at-will basis is the flexibility it allows. Employers may terminate at-will employees as they see fit, generally speaking. However, there are important exceptions. Certain laws and regulations prevent employers from...
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