In Brief

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In Brief

Employee Dismissals and RIF Layoff Checklist

This In Brief will summarize school districts’ obligations under The School Code for non-reemployment and dismissal of non-tenured teachers and reduction-in-force (“RIF”) of tenured teachers and educational support staff (“ESP”).…

Pension Changes to Affect Article 3 and Article 4 Pension Funds

On December 30, 2010, Governor Quinn signed Senate Bill 3538 into law (P.A. 96-1495, the “Act” ), completing Illinois’ pension reform for 2010, which has effected changes in all of…

Court Rejects Challenge to Sycamore Transfer Tax and Permits Transfer of Tax Revenue to School District

In a victory for Illinois taxing bodies, the Illinois appellate court affirmed dismissal of a challenge to the City of Sycamore’s transfer tax which was enacted to provide additional operating…

The Illinois Whistleblower Act – Amended Again

The Illinois Whistleblower Act (the “Act”) (740 ILCS 174/1 et seq.) strikes fear in the hearts of many employers. This is due to the statutory damages associated with employer violations,…

2011 Consolidated Election Calendar

CHANGED DEADLINES ARE QUICKLY APPROACHING THANKS TO RECENT LEGISLATION Public Act 96-1008, which became effective July 6, 2010, has changed many deadlines pertinent to the election responsibilities of board secretaries…