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Law Alerts

PAC Provides Further Guidance on Unduly Burdensome FOIA Requests

On March 5, 2024, the Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor (PAC) issued a non-binding determination letter offering additional guidance to public bodies regarding the designation of requests as unduly burdensome. Read more about their guidance in our recent law alert.

Schools and Park Districts Only Granted More Time to Comply with Cook County Paid Leave Ordinance

The Board of Commissioners recently passed a revised version of the Paid Leave Ordinance amendment exempting school districts and park districts from the ordinance's requirements. Read more about the update in our latest law alert.

EEOC Issues Fact Sheet on Anti-Arab, Anti-Middle Eastern, Anti-Muslim, and Antisemitic Workplace Discrimination and Harassment

The EEOC recently released a Fact Sheet clarifying the Title VII protections amid the workplace and campus tensions linked to conflict in the Middle East. Learn more about their resource in our most recent law alert.

Update on Proposed Amendment to Exclude Schools and Park Districts from County Paid Leave Ordinance

The Legislative and Intergovernmental Relations Committee recently deferred voting on the proposed amendment to Paid Leave Ordinance. Read more about the updated in our latest law alert.

Supreme Court Allows High School Admissions Policy Designed to Promote Diversity

On February 20, 2024, the Supreme Court declined to review whether a Virginia high school's 2020 revised admissions policy, which aimed at fostering student diversity, constituted racial discrimination. Read more about the revised policy in our latest law alert.

ISBE Model Bullying Prevention Policy Now Available

Public Act 103-0047 was recently passed, adding new requirements to schools' bullying prevention and response obligations. Read more about the update in our latest law alert.

Professor’s Complaint That University Demoted and Disciplined Him Because of His Anti-DEI Statements and Blog Post Turned Away by Supreme Court

A professor was demoted and disciplined by his university for anti-DEI statements and blog posts. Read more about the case in our latest law alert.

Supreme Court Allows West Point to Consider Race In Its Admission Policy

The Supreme Court has decided that West Point can continue to take race into account as a factor in its admission policy. Read more about the decision in our latest law alert.

Federal Judge Oral Argument Orders Challenges as Sex and Race Discrimination

A judicial conduct complaint was recently filed against three federal judges alleging that their standings orders constitutes discrimination against race and sex. Read more about the case in our latest law alert.

Physical Agility Test Did Not Discriminate Against Women Firefighter Applicants

The Seventh Circuit Court ruled in favor of the City of Madison, Wisconsin in a recent case regarding a female firefighter applicant claiming the physical agility test had a disparate impact on women. Read more about the case in our most recent law alert.