Extended Employee Medical Leave May Be Unreasonable Under ADA

What are an employer’s obligations when an employee requests medical leave but does not have any additional leave available? Traditionally, attorneys have cautioned clients that they may still have an obligation to provide extended leave as an “accommodation” under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).  Under the ADA, employers are required to provide “reasonable accommodations” […]

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Social Benefit Companies Get Bidding Edge for County Contracts

A new ordinance recently passed in Cook County gives preferential bidding rights to companies that County believes will service the public benefit.  According to the ordinance, if an eligible social enterprise bids no more than 5% higher than the lowest competing bid, the social enterprise will win the bid.  An example of a “social enterprise” […]

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