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Employer-Employee Arbitration Agreements Are Enforceable and Are Not Prohibited by the National Labor Relations Act

Maureen Murphy

By Maureen A. Murphy On Monday, May 21, 2018, in a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch in the case of Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis, the Supreme Court upheld the enforceability of “one-on-one” arbitration agreements between employers and employees. These types of arbitration agreements prohibit employees from bringing class action suits to challenge […]

Andrew Kopon Jr., President of the International Association of Defense Counsel, Spoke at the 2018 IADC Singapore Corporate Counsel Symposium Sponsored in Conjunction with the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association

IADC President, Andrew Kopon Jr., was a panelist at the 2018 IADC Singapore Corporate Counsel Symposium, on May 10, 2018, where he spoke on sexual harassment litigation in North America. For more information regarding the Symposium, please visit: https://www.iadclaw.org  

Who’s Who Legal: Life Sciences 2018

Kopon Airdo, LLC congratulates Andrew Kopon, Jr. on being recognized by his peers as one of the world’s leading practitioners in the field of product liability litigation in the latest publication of Who’s Who Legal: Life Science 2018. Congratulations!    

Qualified Immunity or an Absolute Shield? How the United States Supreme Court Has Signaled a Shift in Protection of Officers in Excessive Force Claims

By Calvin A. Townsend II As the United States Supreme Court’s current term draws to a close, we can expect to see a number of important opinions issued by the Court over the next 30 days.  The Court recently issued its decision on the scope of the qualified immunity doctrine, and this opinion seems to […]

Complimentary Webinar: Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana in the Workplace

Maureen Murphy

On Tuesday, June 26, 2018, 12:00pm to 1:00pm CST, Kopon Airdo, LLC  will present our Complimentary Webinar: Medicinal and Recreational Marijuana in the Workplace. While more and more states are legalizing marijuana for medical and/or recreational purposes, marijuana use remains illegal under federal law, creating challenges for employers. In this webinar, Maureen Murphy and Colette […]

Medical Cannabis in Long Term Care Facilities

By Matthew F. Liebert Increasingly, long term care facilities across the United States are faced with a conundrum when a resident has been authorized under state law to use medical cannabis. Although a majority of states currently have legalized some form of cannabis for medical use, cannabis is still illegal under federal law.  Therefore, facilities […]

Complimentary Webinar – Data Privacy and Regulation: Understanding Your Obligations and Exposures

On Tuesday, May 1, 2018,  Kopon Airdo, LLC  presented our Complimentary Webinar – Data Privacy and Regulation: Understanding Your Obligations and Exposures. Collecting and storing data about employees, customers, donors, students, and patients is an integral part of every business’s operations. Maintaining that data safely and securely introduces risks and liabilities, particularly as the laws […]

Illinois Courts Will Consider Claim File Notes in Finding an Insurer Must Defend

Based on information contained in the insurer’s own claim file note, the Illinois Appellate Court found an insurer had a duty to defend its insured’s subcontractor, continuing the recent trend of expanding materials that a court may consider in determining the duty to defend.   In Pekin Insurance Company v. AAA-1 Masonry & Tuckpointing, Inc., 2017 […]

U.S. Supreme Court Holds: Dealership Service Advisors are Exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act’s Overtime-Pay Requirement

Maureen Murphy

By Maureen Murphy On April 2, 2018, the United States Supreme Court in the case of Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Navarro, in a 5-4 decision, and based upon what it called a “fair reading” of the statutory language in the Fair Labor Standards Act, held that service advisors at auto dealerships are exempt from the […]

Kopon Airdo Presented at LeadingAge Illinois’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo

Michael A. Airdo

Michael Airdo and Mollie Werwas  presented at LeadingAge Illinois’s 2018 Annual Meeting & Expo, which ran from April 17-19, 2018, at the Schaumburg Convention Center.  Michael and Mollie  spoke on two topics: Defending the Wound Care Case and Resident Privacy: Minimizing the Risks of Identity Theft.  For more information regarding LeadingAge Illinois and the 2018 […]