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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 will present a Complimentary Webinar – Sexual Harassment and Abusive Conduct in the Workplace. This Webinar focuses 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 […]

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 […]

Recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals Case Highlights Long Term Care Facility’s Duty to Assess Consent in Residents’ Sexual Activities

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals recently upheld a substantial civil penalty assessed against a long term care facility for failure to appropriately assess whether sexual activities between residents were consensual. The court’s decision highlights the importance of assessing the issue of consent when residents engage in sexual activities in long term care facilities, especially […]

Illinois Supreme Court Signals Heightened Standard For Discretionary Immunity

The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued an opinion that reaffirmed long-standing precedent holding that claims for injuries caused by dangerous conditions on public property are subject to the “discretionary immunity” defense under Sections 2-109 and 2-201 of the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act, 745 ILCS 10/2-109, 2-201. However, in reversing the lower […]

Kopon Airdo Announces New Partner

Kopon Airdo, LLC is pleased to announce that Colette L. Kopon has been elected to join its membership effective January 1, 2019. Ms. Kopon handles a range of complex civil litigation matters, including advising and defending clients in all aspects of employment disputes and litigation. Her trial practice also includes product liability, insurance coverage, and commercial litigation matters, […]

Michael A. Airdo Presented at RCRI National Conference

Kopon Airdo, once again, presented at the Resource Center for Religious Institutes’ National Conference in Orlando, Florida, on October 30 through November 1.  Michael A. Airdo conducted a pre-conference workshop entitled, “Legal Overview for Religious Institutes in 2018.” He also presented seminars on cyber risk for members and employees of religious institutes, shifting risk through contracts and […]

Kopon Airdo Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

In celebration of our 10 Year Anniversary, we are pleased to announce that Kopon Airdo, LLC has moved to a new office space! Our new location and business address is: 111 East Wacker Drive Suite 500 Chicago, IL 60601    

Mollie Werwas to Speak at LeadingAge Senior Living Conference

On October 4, Mollie Werwas and Dorrie Seyfried, VP of Risk Management Services, spoke at the LeadingAge Illinois Senior Living Conference.  Their presentation, entitled, “Incident Investigation: What To Do and How To Do It from a Legal Perspective,” focused on the unique needs of assisted living, supportive living, and independent living facilities when investigating resident […]