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

Michael A. Airdo

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

Andy and Lynn Kopon to Receive the Founder’s Award from De La Salle Institute at its Great Futures Gala

Kopon Airdo, LLC  is pleased to announce that  Andy and Lynn Kopon will receive the Founder’s Award from De La Salle Institute at its Great Futures Gala on April 20, 2018. Congratulations! De La Salle will be creating a Program Book for this event. If you are interested in attending the Great Futures Gala or would like to include a message […]

Illinois Supreme Court Holds: National Fraternity Organizations Owed No Duty to Local Pledge Who Died During Alcohol-Related Hazing Event

By Michael J. Bankhead On January 19, 2018, as a matter of first impression, the Illinois Supreme Court in the case of Bogenberger v. Pi Kappa Alpha Corporation, Inc. et al., 2018 WL 476648 (2018), found that the Pi Kappa Alpha national and international organizations (“Nationals”) owed no duty to a local pledge who died […]

2018 Employment Law Manual

By Andrew Kopon, Jr. and Maureen A. Murphy Andrew Kopon Jr. and Maureen A. Murphy, have released Kopon Airdo’s updated comprehensive reference guide for employers.  The Employment Law Manual 2018 includes a discussion of recent judicial and legislative developments, information regarding the major federal employment law statutes, practical management considerations, and sample personnel policies, performance evaluations, […]

Michael A. Airdo Moderated a Panel Entitled, “Innovations in ADR,” at the IADC’s Midyear Meeting

Michael A. Airdo

Michael A. Airdo moderated a Panel entitled, “Innovations in ADR,” at the IADC’s Midyear Meeting in La Quinta, California, on February 12, 2018.  The panelists discussed mediation and arbitration in Asia, using a “mock arbitration” in the UK and Middle East, and techniques to settle difficult cases.  Mr. Airdo also held a workshop on Board […]

Complimentary Webinar – Crisis Response: What to do When the Media, Law Enforcement, and Regulatory Agencies are at the Front Door

Michael A. Airdo

On Tuesday, March 13, 2018,  Kopon Airdo, LLC presented our Complimentary Webinar – Crisis Response: What to do When the Media, Law Enforcement, and Regulatory Agencies are at the Front Door. Crises come at the worst times, and pre-planning for a variety of emergency situations will best position any organization for a brighter recovery.  You must […]

Recent Seventh Circuit Opinion Provides Further Instruction on the “Ministerial Exception”

Maureen Murphy

In its first opinion to date on the “ministerial exception” since the Supreme Court’s ruling in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. EEOC et al, 132 S.Ct. 694, 706 (2012), the Seventh Circuit has ruled that a Hebrew teacher at a private, Jewish school is a ministerial employee and therefore, her employment discrimination case […]

Illinois Supreme Court Holds: No Absolute Immunity for “Shared-Use” Paths

Last month, the Illinois Supreme Court handed down two opinions which effectively extinguished absolute immunity under section 3-107 of the Local Government and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act (the “Act”), 745 ILCS 10/1 et seq., for injuries occurring on “shared-use” paths operated by public bodies.  These opinions clarify that public bodies can rely only on […]

Complimentary Webinar: When and How to Conduct a Sexual Harassment Investigation

Maureen Murphy

On Tuesday, February 6, 2018,  Kopon Airdo, LLC presented our Complimentary Webinar, When and How to Conduct a Sexual Harassment Investigation.  Sexual harassment in the workplace is prohibited by law. Employers have an obligation to use their best efforts to prevent it from occurring and to respond effectively when harassment is observed, or a report of […]

IDPH Regulatory Actions under the Nursing Home Care Act

Incidents involving personal injury to nursing home residents must be reported to the Illinois Department of Public Health (“IDPH”) within 24 hours. 77 Ill. Admin. Code 300.690. Such reports often prompt the IDPH to initiate an investigation into the incident reported. In addition to investigations and possible sanctions by the IDPH, as well as other […]