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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Illinois Workplace Transparency Act Signed Into law And NLRB Announces New Union Election Policies The heat of the summer doesn’t seem to be slowing down State and Federal lawmakers. Both parties seem set on making their mark before the Pritzker honeymoon ends and the doldrums of the Presidential election season kicks in. Here’s the latest: Illinois #MeToo Bill Now The Law For instance, on Friday, August 9, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed into law the Workplace…
Law Adds to Busy Summer as Many Employers Also Prepare EEOC Pay Data Disclosures On July 31, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law HB834, amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act in ways that will fundamentally alter hiring practices across the Land of Lincoln. By doing so, Illinois became one of at least 13 states that now restrict employers’ ability to use pay history in hiring and compensation decisions, as part of the effort…
Illinois metropolis becomes fourth US city to require advance notice of work schedules As we predicted here, the Chicago City Council passed the “Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance” on July 26, 2019. The Ordinance replaces a similar predictable scheduling ordinance that had been proposed and tabled earlier this year. It aims to curtail employers’ use of so-called “standby time” work scheduling practices that often result in wide, unpredictable fluctuations in workers’ work hours and income…
Webinar is Part of the “HR Talent Management & Employment Law Boot Camp” Series On August 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM CST, Gary will be one of several featured speakers presenting “I Know What You Did Last Summer: Workplace Investigations,” a new webinar co-produced by Financial Poise and West LegalEdcenter™ . In a release, Financial Poise™ describes the webinar as follows: “Now, more than ever, employers must be prepared to promptly and effectively respond to…
Webinar is Part of the “HR Talent Management & Employment Law Boot Camp” Series On August 7, 2019 at 1:00 PM CST, Gary will be one of several featured speakers presenting “I Know What You Did Last Summer: Workplace Investigations,” a new webinar co-produced by Financial Poise and West LegalEdcenter™ . In a release, Financial Poise™ describes the webinar as follows: “Now, more than ever, employers must be prepared to promptly and effectively respond to…
Many Employers Will Need to Reconsider Longstanding Drug-Free Workplace Philosophies Come January 1, 2020, just as some Illinois residents are taking their first lawful (at least under State law) puffs of marijuana or bites of a cannabis-infused gummy bear, many employers in the Land of Lincoln will likely be facing the ramifications of an even more dramatic change — their possible need to stop all forms of testing for marijuana use other than reasonable suspicion…
Savine Employment Law Is Ready For The Future Because We’ve Lived It By Gary Savine A recent article in Law360presented the results of a new global report that shows more in-house lawyers, especially employment lawyers, will be launching job searches in the coming years, due, in part, to advances in legal technology. Conducted by Euromoney Thought Leadership Consulting on behalf of EY Law, the report found that 74 percent of companies surveyed either have…
Illinois Lawmakers Grapple With Risks Posed By Harvesting Data From Wearable Devices A bill introduced in the Illinois House, HB 3024, would amend Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA or the Act) to expand the law to cover EKG results from wearable devices, such as smartwatches. Passed in 2008, BIPA originally was enacted to address technologies that rely upon fingerprints, retina scans and other “biometric identifiers” for time clocks and security access. The Act prohibits…
The Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act, currently titled HB2557, is one of three pending bills aimed at taming the risks posed by big data in the workplace. When Governor Pritzker signs the bill into law, Illinois will be one of the first states to regulate the use of workplace data analytics. HB2557 focuses strictly on the use of facial recognition technology in job interviews and passed both houses on May 29, 2019. Two other bills,…
Last-Minute Negotiations Result In Expanded Worker Protections. While media coverage of the closing moments of the Spring legislative session focused on recreational marijuana, taxes and infrastructure, Illinois lawmakers quietly were leveraging the momentum created by the #MeToo movement to pass the Workplace Transparency Act. Since we last reported on the bill here, lawmakers have expanded its scope to impose new obligations on employers. The new bill, SB0075, which passed both houses just before the…