Illinois Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act
On July 21, 2014, Governor Quinn signed into law the Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, which limits when an employer with 15 or more employees or an employment agency may inquire about an applicant’s criminal convictions during the hiring process. The law takes effect January 1, 2015.
Amendment to Workplace Violence Prevention Act
On July 16, 2014, Governor Quinn signed into law an amendment to the Workplace Violence Prevention Act, which grants employers with 15 or more employees the right to secure a workplace protection restraining order against certain persons. The law goes into effect immediately on July 16, 2014.
Physician Not Negligent in Discharging Patient with Chest Pains
In July, Matt Maddox defended an internal medicine specialist practicing primary care. Plaintiff asserted the physician was negligent in discharging a patient from the hospital after determining her chest pains were musculoskelatal, not cardiac. A jury returned a verdict in favor of our client.