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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 […]

Colette L. Kopon Obtains Win in the Northern District of Illinois

Colette L. Kopon successfully moved to transfer a case involving the Magnusson-Moss Act, as well state law fraud and other claims, from Illinois to Indiana on June 17, 2019. The plaintiff’s claims arose from services allegedly rendered to his truck in Indiana and, ultimately, the Court agreed that the more convenient and appropriate venue for […]

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 […]