News & Resources

  • We are pleased to announce that Michael R. Luchsinger of our Chicago office has been promoted to partner.

  • Michael Luchsinger of our Chicago office has written a timely article that will be of interest to employers in the states of Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. The article, "Employer Considerations During the COVID-19 Crisis" will, among other things, answer many questions about employees' eligibility for unemployment benefits.

  • We are pleased to welcome Joseph Pierotti as an attorney in our Chicago office. Joe has more than 20 years of experience in high value personal injury cases and employment law.

  • On December 13, 2019, Michael J. Progar presented the topic "Digging Deep into the Policy and Claim File" in Indianapolis. The topic was part of the seminar "Insurance Coverage Litigation: Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want Attorneys to Know" presented by NBI.

  • Michael J. Progar spoke at the seminar "Insurance Coverage Litigation: Secrets Insurance Companies Don't Want Attorneys to Know" in Merrillville, Indiana on December 10, 2019. Mr. Progar's topic was "Creatively Framing Your Coverage Position."

  • Michael J. Progar spoke at the "Insuring Cannabis Summit 2019" on October 17, 2019. The virtual summit was sponsored by Insurance Journal. Mr. Progar's topic was "Legalization and Employer Liability and Employee Rights.".
  • Biometric identifiers, such as fingerprint scans, hand scans, retina and iris scans, and facial scans, are becoming more commonly used by employers to identify individuals for timekeeping and security purposes. The Illinois Biometric Privacy Act prohibits employers from collecting biometric information from employees without their consent. Michael R. Luchsinger's article explains the Act's provisions and provides advice for employers on how to ensure compliance. Read or download the article here.

  • Michael J. Progar presented "Drugs and Alcohol in the Workplace: Marijuana and Other Considerations" on September 18, 2019. His presentation was part of the Human Resource Law Boot Camp seminar in Naperville, Illinois, sponsored by NBI.

  • Read our article by Michael R. Luchsinger on how the 2019 and 2020 amendments to the Illinois statutes will affect Illinois employers.