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COVID-19: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

On March 18, 2020, Congress passed and the President signed Public Law No. 116-127, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. This Act contains, among other provisions, the Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act and the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act. The Act applies generally to all businesses with fewer than 500 employees, regardless of […]

Colette L. Kopon and Daniel W. Myerson Obtain Win in the Northern District of Indiana

Colette L. Kopon and Daniel Myerson win summary judgment in favor of Saint Mary’s College in the Northern District of Indiana. At issue were the College’s tremendous efforts to accommodate an employee seeking to return from a leave of absence under the Family and Medical Leave Act by creating a new position for her that […]

2020 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual

By Andrew Kopon Jr., Colette L. Kopon, and Lynn S. Kopon Kopon Airdo LLC has released the 2020 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual. This work is a comprehensive reference guide for employers. The Employment Law Manual includes an explanation of major Federal employment law statutes updated with recent judicial and legislative developments. It also includes […]

Kopon Airdo Presents at AED’s 2020 National Summit

Michael Airdo and Colette Kopon presented on crisis management at the annual summit hosted by the Associated Equipment Distributors, which was held in Chicago, Illinois on January 14-17, 2020. Michael and Colette provided practical strategies for preventing and responding to crises, ranging from cyber threats, to natural disasters, corporate theft, and sexual harassment. AED is […]

Illinois’s 2020 #MeToo Reforms: The Impacts of Anti-Harassment and Discrimination Reforms in P.A. 101-221 on Employers, including on Contracts, Liabilities, Training, Disclosures, Leave, and Accommodations

Illinois anti-harassment and anti-discrimination law has grown far more complicated, effective January 1, 2020. That’s when most of Public Act 101-221 went into effect, adding a new minefield of duties for employers in the state. This sweeping legislation created three new Acts, including the Workplace Transparency Act (“WTA”), and amended eight others, including major additions […]

Complimentary Webinar: Sweeping Changes to Illinois Employment Laws in 2020

On Thursday, January 30, 2020, Kopon Airdo, LLC  presented a complementary webinar: Sweeping Changes to Illinois Employment Laws in 2020. This webinar introduced participants to major changes in Illinois law that will affect all employers in 2020, including amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act, creation of the Workplace Transparency Act, and the legalization of recreational […]

Complimentary Webinar: The Civil and Canonical Implications for Religious Institutes of “You Are the Light of the World,” The Motu Proprio of Pope Francis on Sexual Abuse

On Thursday, December 12, 2019, Kopon Airdo, LLC and the Resource Center for Religious Institutes presented a complementary webinar: The Civil and Canonical Implications for Religious Institutes of “You Are the Light of the World,” The Motu Proprio of Pope Francis on Sexual Abuse. Pope Francis issued a motu proprio, Vos estis lux mundi, “You are […]

Kopon Airdo Presents at RCRI’s 2019 National Conference

Michael Airdo and Colette Kopon presented a range of topics at the annual conference hosted by the Resource Center for Religious Institutes, which was held in Dallas, Texas on October 1-4, 2019. Michael and Colette hosted a pre-conference workshop discussing legal trends and core legal issues of importance for religious institutes. Over the course of […]

Illinois Appellate Court Allows Plaintiff to Pursue Aggressive Approach to Legal Fees and Costs Under the Nursing Home Care Act in Recent Decision

Under the Nursing Home Care Act, a successful plaintiff is typically allowed to recover their attorney fees. Prior to the recent Appellate Court opinion in Grauer v. Clare Oaks, a court typically granted attorney fees under the Lodestar Method. Under this method, reasonable fees are calculated by multiplying the number of hours reasonably spent by […]

Kopon Airdo Presents at the 2019 Illinois Health Care Association’s Annual Convention & Expo

Michael Airdo and Mollie Werwas presented two sessions at the Illinois Health Care Association’s Annual Convention & Expo, held in Springfield, Illinois on September 9-12, 2019.  First, Michael and Mollie discussed common pitfalls that arise in defending skilled care facilities in a presentation entitled, “Litigation Killers: When a Good Case Goes Bad.”  Topics discussed included […]