Savine Employment Law, Ltd.

Savine Employment Law, Ltd. provides employment dispute services and employment counsel to employers and employees.

Unlike many employment law firms, we do not represent exclusively management or exclusively individuals. Savine Employment Law, Ltd. advocates aggressively on behalf of both our business and individual clients. We’ve also experienced the workplace from every angle, not only as trusted advisors to senior management and human resources of some of the world’s largest companies, but also as business owners and as workers.

Our familiarity with both sides of the workplace makes us stronger, more informed, and more effective champions for all our clients.

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Gary Savine is a featured panelist in this year’s webinar series Employee Assets: The Life Cycle Of The Employment Relationship hosted by Financial Poise. For this second webinar in the 2020 series, An Ounce of Prevention: Policies, Procedures and Proactivity, the panel will address how to proactively review policies and procedures to maintain compliance standards. The webinar will air on Tuesday, February 25 at 1:00 p.m. CST. The full series, which runs through June, 2020,…
Providing a safe working environment includes managing pandemics, like Coronavirus. We woke up to a story on Marketplace © Morning Report (2/10/20) that explores how to address health in the workplace to help keep all employees informed and safe. You can listen here, the story starts in minute four of the report. We previously covered paid sick time and epidemics here, on our blog, be sure to take a look! Happy Monday! Never…
Review Paid Sick Time Laws’ “Public Health Emergency” Obligations Now Players of the game “Pandemic” know time is of the essence to defeat a global health emergency. The current outbreak of 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019 n-CoV) is no game. Illinois employers still have time to dust off their strategies for complying with paid sick time laws, including special duties that trigger only during public health emergencies, but they must act quickly or possibly face a…
Gary Savine will be a featured panelist in this year’s webinar series Employee Assets: The Life Cycle Of The Employment Relationship hosted by Financial Poise. The first in the 2020 series, this panel will address recruiting and hiring, including restrictive covenants. The 2020 webinar series will launch on Tuesday, January 28 at 1:00 p.m. CST. This is the second year Gary has served on the Financial Poise faculty. In 2019, Gary spoke on wage and…
Workplace Drug Testing Protections Added By 11th Hour Change to Illinois Cannabis Act On January 1, 2020, recreational cannabis use became legal in the State of Illinois. But as we previously reported here, Illinois’ new cannabis law raised questions about whether employers could continue workplace cannabis testing under circumstances previously taken for granted, including pre-employment and random testing. On December 4, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Public Act 101-593 (The “Amendments”) in…
We’re pleased to share that Gary Savine, principal, Savine Employment Law, Ltd. was featured in the January, 2020 cover story of the Illinois Bar Journal on the topic of recreational cannabis. The article, “Ready or Not, Cannabis Is Here,” by Ed Finkel, covers the myriad of legal issues raised by the availability of legal, recreational cannabis. On the employment law side, Gary covered whether employers’ drug testing policies need to be changed, how employers might…
As we polish off the last of the Thanksgiving turkey, we’re reminded that for some, particularly those suffering from holiday-triggered depression and Seasonal Affective Disorder, the holiday season can induce a psychological decline that leaves them unable to work. And as a recent federal appeals court ruling points out, this decline may trigger FMLA rights, even if the affected employee never specifically asks for leave. On November 12, 2019, in Valdivia v. Township High School
Recent Chicago News Story Highlights Problems of Going it Alone You did everything right when you left your last job: showed up on your last day, turned in your laptop and smart phone, had goodbye drinks with colleagues. And yet, you have unpaid wages. Maybe you didn’t get your last paycheck or maybe you didn’t receive all your overtime, accrued commissions or that bonus or severance payment promised to you. What should you do about…
Never miss an update from Savine Employment Law, Ltd! Subscribe to our blog by clicking the feed icon next to our social icons. You must have a feed reader installed on your browser. We like feedly. Or, join the conversation on social media through our presence on LinkedIN, Facebook and Twitter. Gary Savine is an Illinois employment lawyer and founder of Savine Employment Law, Ltd. in Chicago. Gary regularly advises human resources
Chain’s Decision Reminds Boards, Executives, Workplace Dating Fraught With Risk Like many HR staff, we’re pouring another cup of coffee while we Monday morning quarterback the weekend’s news from McDonald’s that the board ousted CEO Steve Easterbrook for conducting what is described in the press as a “consensual relationship” in the workplace. The board asked for Easterbrook’s resignation despite his success leading a turnaround after disappointing financial returns in 2015. McDonald’s Chief People Officer also…