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Kopon Airdo Presented at LeadingAge Illinois’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo Designed for Providers of Assisted Living, Supportive Living and Skilled Nursing/Rehabilitation Centers

Michael A. Airdo

Michael Airdo presented on a series of topics at LeadingAge Illinois’s 2019 Annual Meeting & Expo, from April 2-4, 2019.  Michael presented with Dorrie Seyfried, the Vice President of Risk Management Services for IMPG, on the topics of Crisis Response: What to Do When Media, Law Enforcement, and Regulatory Agencies are at the Door; Long […]

Complimentary Webinar – Biometrics

On Tuesday, April 16, 2019, Colette L. Kopon  presented a complimentary webinar – Fingerprints to Faceprints, An employer’s guide to the wild world of biometrics. This presentation introduced participants to biometrics and the legal implications for employers who are leveraging, or looking to leverage this type of technology in their enterprise. The presentation focused on […]

Andrew Kopon Jr. and Colette L. Kopon Obtain Win in the Illinois First District Appellate Court

Andrew Kopon Jr. and Colette L. Kopon obtain win in the Illinois First District Appellate Court affirming the Circuit Court’s summary judgment in favor of American Drug Stores, LLC d/b/a Osco Drug #3086 based on the learned intermediary doctrine and holding of no duty. On March 25, 2019, the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed the lower […]

2019 Employment Law Manual

By Andrew Kopon Jr., Colette L. Kopon, and Lynn S. Kopon Andrew Kopon Jr.,  and  Colette L. Kopon, and Lynn S. Kopon have released Kopon Airdo’s updated comprehensive reference guide for employers.  The Employment Law Manual 2019 includes a discussion of recent judicial and legislative developments, information regarding the major federal employment law statutes, practical management […]

Complimentary Webinar – Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct in the Workplace

On Thursday, March 21, 2019, Kopon Airdo, LLC and Christian Brothers Services presented  a Complimentary Webinar – Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct in the Workplace. This Webinar focused on understanding what constitutes sexual harassment, abusive conduct and bullying; strategies for preventing harassment and abusive conduct in the workplace; how to conduct a sexual harassment investigation, and the […]

Investing in Justice Campaign

Kopon Airdo is pleased to support the Chicago Bar Foundation in the Investing in Justice Campaign. The Investing in Justice Campaign is the CBF’s annual initiative that rallies Chicago’s entire legal community around our common cause of ensuring that everyone has access to necessary legal help, not just people who can afford it. 100% of […]

Collection of Biometric Information Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act: How a Recent Illinois Supreme Court Decision Exposes Private Entities to Potential Liability

On January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court reversed an appellate court decision and held that an “aggrieved” person capable of filing suit under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“the Act”) need only allege a technical violation of the statute—no actual injury is necessary. By its decision, the Supreme Court may have opened the […]

Recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Case Highlights Long Term Care Facility’s Duty to Assess Consent in Residents’ Sexual Activities

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a substantial civil penalty assessed against a long term care facility for failure to appropriately assess whether sexual activities between residents were consensual. The court’s decision highlights the importance of assessing the issue of consent when residents engage in sexual activities in long term care facilities, especially […]

Illinois Supreme Court Signals Heightened Standard For Discretionary Immunity

The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that reaffirmed long-standing precedent holding that claims for injuries caused by dangerous conditions on public property are subject to the “discretionary immunity” defense under Sections 2-109 and 2-201 of the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/2-109, 2-201. However, in reversing the lower […]

Kopon Airdo Announces New Partner

Kopon Airdo, LLC is pleased to announce that Colette L. Kopon has been elected to join its membership effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Kopon handles a range of complex civil litigation matters, including advising and defending clients in all aspects of employment disputes and litigation. Her trial practice also includes product liability, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation matters, […]