Articles

Joette Doran has written many articles and briefs about a wide range of topics associated with Employment Law.

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Overview of Anti-Discrimination Laws

Amendments To The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

Social Media in the Workplace

Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements

Federal and State Anti-Discrimination Statutes

December 2015- Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
Illinois Employer To Pay $1.7 Million For Discriminatory Attendance Policy

October 2015-Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
EEOC Holds Sexual Orientation Covered Under Title VII

August 2015-Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
EEOC Updates Pregnancy Discrimination Guidance

September 29, 2014, Daily Herald Business Ledger,
Illinois Employment Law has Changed

August 2014-Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
EEOC Issues Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination

May 2014-Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
Supreme Court Extends Protection to Whistleblowers

April 2014 -Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
Employers Beware – EEOC Challenges Standard Severance Agreement Language

January 2014-Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
Employment Law-Illinois Statutes Effective January 1, 2014

July 2013-Article – Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
Employment Law- Misconduct-The Case of the $2 million “Mooning”

December 2012- Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
Considerations for Drafting a Social Media Policy

November 2012- Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsbriefs,
Social Media in the Workplace

January/February 2011- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
Court Holds Overly Broad Restrictive Covenant Unenforceable

December 2010- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Issues Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act Final Regulations

November 2010- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
Amendments to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act Increase Employer Liability

October 2010- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
Illinois Credit Privacy Act

September 2010- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
U.S. Supreme Court Upholds Monitoring Employee Messages

August 2010- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
U.S. Supreme Court Considers Mandatory Arbitration Clauses in Employment Agreements

June/July 2010- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
Age Discrimination and Release Agreements

May 2010,
Employer’s Lack of Knowledge Dooms Pregnancy Discrimination Claim

April 2010- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
Medication Prevents Claim Under the Americans With Disabilities Act

March 2010-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
Illinois Trade Secrets- Protectable Information

January/February 2010-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine,
Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act

December 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Increasing Risk to Employers from Improperly Classifying Employees as Independent Contractors

November 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Increases Enforcement

October 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Supreme Court Holds Employers Not Required to Retroactively Calculate Benefits

September 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Supreme Court Increases Burden of Proof in Age Discrimination Cases

August 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
United States Supreme Court Decides Reverse Race Discrimination Case

June/July 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
United States Supreme Court Expands Claims of Retaliation

May 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
New COBRA Regulations Under the Stimulus Plan

April 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Congress Enacts Whistle-Blower Protections to Prevent Fraud in Stimulus Spending

March 2009- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
President Signs Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

February 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Illinois Enacts Law to Protect Biometric Information

January 2009-Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
U.S. Department of Labor Issues New Regulations to the Family Medical Leave Act

December 2008 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Severance Agreements-The Importance of Review and Evaluation

November 2008 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
New Law Provides for Significant Expansion of The Americans With Disabilities Act

October 2008 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Court Holds Infertility Treatment Covered by Pregnancy Discrimination Act

September 2008 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Federal Court Holds Negative Reference Violated Settlement Agreement

August 2008 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
United States Supreme Court Decides Age Discrimination Case

July 2008 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Illinois Appellate Court Refuses to Enforce Restrictive Agreement

June 2008 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Illinois Supreme Court Allows Public Employees to Sue for Retaliatory Discharge

May 2008 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
U. S. Supreme Court Considers “Me Too” Evidence of Age Discrimination

April 2008- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Non-Compete Agreement Unenforceable Due to Material Breach

March 2008- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Independent Contractor or Employee? The Mistake Can be Costly Under the New Illinois Employee Classification Act

February 2008- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Provides Guidance to Employers on Tests and Selection Procedures

January 2008 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Federal Court Holds that Employer Complaint Policy Is Unreasonable

December 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
New Illinois Law Allows Discrimination Cases in State Court

November 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
When a Former Employee Becomes a Competitor

October 2007- Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Independent Contractor or Employee?

September 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Resolving Employment Disputes-Mediation

August 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Illinois Whistleblower Act and Claims of Retaliation

July 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
U.S. Supreme Court Decides Pay Discrimination Case

June 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Violations of The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

May 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Court Enforces Non-Compete Agreement Based on Former Employee’s access to Confidential Information

March 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Communication Breakdowns under the Americans With Disabilities Act

February 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Are Physicians Subject to Non-Compete Agreements?

January 2007 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine
Is a Promise of Continued Employment Is Legally Enforceable?

March 2006 – Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsletter –
Recent Developments in Employment Law-Circuit Federal Court Finds Employer Liable Under Title VII for Discriminatory Actions of an Independent Contractor

February 2006 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Ilinois Trade Secrets Act and Confidentiality Agreements

January 2006 – Article Published in Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce Newsletter –
Recent Developments in Employment Law Federal Court Finds that Discrimination Laws Apply to an Independent Contractor

January 2006 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Federal Court Finds that Discrimination Laws Apply to Protect Employee from Harassment by an Independent Contractor

December 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Employment Anti-Harassment Polices and Training

November 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Negotiating a Severance Agreement

October 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Defamation in the Workplace

September 2005 – Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsletter –
Employment Law – Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act – Employment Contract or Agreement

September 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Voluntary Resignation

August 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Pursuing a Claim of Discrimination

July 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Harassment and Retaliation in the Workplace

June 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act: Injury, Illness and Employment

May 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Supreme Court Expands Claims for Age Discrimination

April 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Independent Contractor or Employee?

March 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Final Compensation

February 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Illinois WARN Act

January 2005 – Article Published in Northwest Suburban Bar Association Newsletter –
Civil Rights Tax Relief Act of 2004

January 2005 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Civil Rights Tax Relief of 2004

December 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Illinois Enacts Equal Pay Act

November 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
The Illinois Personnel Record Review Act

October 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Constructive Discharge-Intolerable Working Conditions

September 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Preventing Workplace Harassment

August 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Illness and Injury and Employment

July 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Illinois Whistleblower Act

June 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Negotiating a Separation Package

May 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Retaliation

April 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Employment Contracts and Promises

March 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Age Discrimination and Release Agreements

February 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Illinois Enacts the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act

January 2004 – Article Published in Lifestyles Magazine –
Restrictions on Employment; Non-Compete Agreements