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2021 IADC Corporate Counsel College

Andrew Kopon Jr., serving as the 2021 International Association of Defense Counsel (IADC) Corporate Counsel College Dean, is pleased to announce that the IADC Corporate Counsel College (IADC CCC) program will be held virtually on April 15 and 16, 2021. The IADC CCC is designed for corporate counsel to stay abreast of the leading edge […]

Illinois Bill Seeks to Impose Prejudgment Interest in Tort Actions

Up until now, Illinois law has not provided for prejudgment interest in personal injury or wrongful death tort cases. This may change if House Bill 3360, which was passed by the Illinois General Assembly on January 13, 2021, is not vetoed by Governor J.B. Pritzker. The Bill amends the State’s judgment interest statute and adds […]

Kopon Airdo Releases 2021 Employment Law Manual

Kopon Airdo LLC has released the 2021 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual. This work is a comprehensive reference guide for employers. The Employment Law Manual includes an explanation of major Federal employment law statutes updated with recent judicial and legislative developments. It also includes some discussion of state law developments, especially where such developments are […]

2021 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual

By Andrew Kopon Jr., Colette L. Kopon, Lynn S. Kopon, Daniel W. Myerson, and David A. Pestell Kopon Airdo LLC has released the 2021 Kopon Airdo Employment Law Manual. This work is a comprehensive reference guide for employers. The Employment Law Manual includes an explanation of major Federal employment law statutes updated with recent judicial […]

EEOC Provides Guidance on COVID-19 Vaccinations

On December 11, 2020, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration authorized the emergency use of Pfizer-BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine for individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine was shipped out two days later to all fifty states. A Moderna vaccine was authorized on December 18, 2020. Inoculations have begun. But where does that leave […]

Kopon Airdo Presents at RCRI’s 2020 National Conference

Andrew Kopon Jr. and Colette Kopon presented legal and practical tips for religious institutes in employment matters during the era of COVID-19 at the annual conference hosted by the Resource Center for Religious Institutes, which was held virtually on October 23, 2020. Andy and Colette discussed the complexities of COVID-19 on the religious institute as […]

Kopon Airdo Presents an Update on Employment Law in the Time of COVID-19

On October 22, 2020, Andrew Kopon Jr. and Colette Kopon presented a webinar to clients and friends of the firm, providing cutting-edge legal and practical tips for navigating the myriad employment law challenges facing employers and frontline workers during COVID-19. Andy and Colette provided guidance on a range of issues, including the latest guidance on […]

DOL Revises Regulations Defining “Health Care Workers” Narrows Definition of Who May Be Exempt from FFCRA Leave Entitlements

On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised temporary rules related to the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), P.L. 116-127, which was signed into law on March 18, 2020. These revised rules are effective beginning on September 16, 2020 until December 31, 2020. The revisions were made by the DOL in […]

Rulings in Business Interruption Litigation During the COVID-19 Pandemic

With the onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the various statewide “shelter-in-place” orders issued across the nation, many businesses have been faced with restricted operations due to social distancing concerns, resulting in reduced business volume or sometimes even total closure. Many of these businesses sought relief from their insurers for loss of revenue and other […]

Kopon Airdo Obtains Win in the Illinois Appellate Court

On July 29, 2020, the 1st District Appellate Court affirmed summary judgment in favor of Defendant Temperance Beer Company. Jorge Tafoya-Cruz & Dulce James v. Temperance Beer Company, LLC, 2020 IL App (1st) No. 1-19-0606. The defendant was represented by Mollie N. Werwas, Amanda Walsh, and Julie Black of Kopon Airdo, LLC. The Appellate Court […]