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Kopon Airdo Presents at RCRI’s 2020 National Conference

Andrew Kopon Jr. and Colette Kopon presented legal and practical tips for religious institutes in employment matters during the era of COVID-19 at the annual conference hosted by the Resource Center for Religious Institutes, which was held virtually on October 23, 2020. Andy and Colette discussed the complexities of COVID-19 on the religious institute as […]

Kopon Airdo Presents an Update on Employment Law in the Time of COVID-19

On October 22, 2020, Andrew Kopon Jr. and Colette Kopon presented a webinar to clients and friends of the firm, providing cutting-edge legal and practical tips for navigating the myriad employment law challenges facing employers and frontline workers during COVID-19. Andy and Colette provided guidance on a range of issues, including the latest guidance on […]

DOL Revises Regulations Defining “Health Care Workers” Narrows Definition of Who May Be Exempt from FFCRA Leave Entitlements

On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised temporary rules related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), P.L. 116-127, which was signed into law on March 18, 2020. These revised rules are effective beginning on September 16, 2020 until December 31, 2020. The revisions were made by the DOL in […]

Rulings in Business Interruption Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the various statewide “shelter-in-place” orders issued across the nation, many businesses have been faced with restricted operations due to social distancing concerns, resulting in reduced business volume or sometimes even total closure. Many of these businesses sought relief from their insurers for loss of revenue and other […]

Kopon Airdo Obtains Win in the Illinois Appellate Court

On July 29, 2020, the 1st District Appellate Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of Defendant Temperance Beer Company. Jorge Tafoya-Cruz & Dulce James v. Temperance Beer Company, LLC, 2020 IL App (1st) No. 1-19-0606. The defendant was represented by Mollie N. Werwas, Amanda Walsh, and Julie Black of Kopon Airdo, LLC. The Appellate Court […]

High Court Decides Religious Exemption Cases

Lynn Semptimphelter Kopon

On July 8, 2020, the United States Supreme Court decided two cases with implications for religious organizations. Little Sisters of the Poor Saints Peter and Paul Home v. Pennsylvania and Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Agnes Morrissey-Berru and St. James School v. Darryl Biel. Click here for more details.

The U.S. Supreme Court Holds: Title VII Prohibits Employment Discrimination On The Basis Of Sexual Orientation Or Transgender Status

Lynn Semptimphelter Kopon

On June 15, 2020, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in a 6-3 opinion, that an employer who fires an individual merely for being gay or transgender violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. Bostock v. Clayton County, No. 17-1618. The Court decided that the well-established Title VII protections against discrimination on the basis […]

Complimentary Webinar: Legal Considerations Moving Through This Pandemic

Kopon Airdo, LLC  recently presented a Webinar: Legal Considerations Moving Through This Pandemic.  Andrew Kopon Jr., Daniel Myerson and George Sweeney discussed the complexities of the COVID-19 emergency federal legislation and regulations, as well as the latest EEOC technical guidance in this area. They provided advice regarding the these new developments and the application of […]

New Title IX Rules and Regulations

On May 6, 2020, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education released its Final Rule under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”). Title IX is a federal law that protects all persons in the United States from being denied equal access to education on the basis of […]

Latest EEOC Technical Assistance for Covid-19 and the ADA

On May 5, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission again released Technical Assistance Questions and Answers designed to assist employers and employees in understanding their duties, obligations, and protections during this time of the Covid-19 pandemic. The Technical Assistance Questions and Answers were previously updated on April 17, 2020, regarding Covid-19 and the interaction of […]