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Alyssa M. Cook

Alyssa Cook is an associate in the Labor Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

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First Deadline Approaching for New Illinois Equal Pay Act Requirements

On January 25, 2022, the Illinois Department of Labor (“IDOL”) issued notices to 625 Illinois businesses to inform them that they have until May 25, 2022 to submit their Equal Pay Registration Certificate (“Certificate”) application as required under the amendments to the Illinois Equal Pay Act (“IEPA”). Background The IEPA was amended, effective June 25, … Continue Reading

7th Circuit Reverses Denial of Class Certification for Disparate Impact Subclasses

On January 6, 2022, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals held that the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois erred in denying class certification to putative subclasses of unsuccessful Black job applicants who alleged that hiring exams used by the Cook County Department of Corrections (“DOC”) resulted in a disparate impact on … Continue Reading
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