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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 will present a complementary webinar: Sweeping Changes to Illinois Employment Laws in 2020. This webinar will introduce 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 […]

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 […]

Race Judicata 2019

Kopon Airdo is pleased to support Chicago Volunteer Legal Services in this year’s Race Judicata. Race Judicata is a 5k run/walk, benefitting CVLS in its commitment to bring equal access to justice to all. With more than 50 years of experience and over 2,400 volunteer attorneys, CVLS works to coordinate, support, and promote the voluntary […]

Borrowed Employee’s Injury Claim Was Barred by the Workers Compensation Act Even Though A Staffing Agency’s Insurer Paid His Compensation Benefits

The Illinois Appellate Court recently held that a client of a staffing agency was protected by the exclusive-remedy provision of the Workers’ Compensation Act for injuries to a loaned employee even if the client did not reimburse the agency for workers’ compensation premiums or benefits. In Holten v. Syncreon North America, Inc., 2019 IL App […]

Illinois’ New Marijuana Legislation: Notable Provisions and Important Considerations

On June 25, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law HB 1438, otherwise known as the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (“the Act”), a bill legalizing the recreational use and purchase of marijuana in Illinois. Starting January 1, 2020, adults over the age of 21 will be able to legally purchase marijuana from licensed […]