CHICAGO – The Illinois job numbers arrived last week and it is a mixed bag. While the state has added more than 18,000 jobs, unemployment has also risen to 6.4 percent, up from the 6.3 percent it was in January.
In a victory for employers, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) lost its case against CVS Pharmacy when the Seventh Circuit ruled last month that an employment severance agreement, which the plaintiff signed, is both valid and enforceable in EEOC v. CVS.
“These Veterans have sacrificed their lives to keep us free. They have endured countless hours away from their families. They have suffered, some wounded, not only physically, but also mentally. They have observed many brutal and bloody incidents. They have seen friends injured and wounded or killed...many have been scarred as a result of their protecting our freedom. They deserve a second chance, and Veteran’s Court provides them that opportunity."
Six Illinois child care providers and home caretakers displeased with being forced by state law to have the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) represent them have filed a federal lawsuit in Chicago asking the state to strike down the law and remove the SEIU as their union representative.