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Anne concentrates her practice on matters involving business and commercial litigation, with a specific focus on commercial lease disputes and employment law. She has significant experience with employment law, including unpaid wages, minimum wage and overtime violations, FMLA, ERISA, employment contracts, breach of contract, shareholder derivative actions, and employment discrimination claims under Title VII, ADEA and ADA.

In Chicago Tribune v. The College of DuPage and The College of DuPage Foundation, the Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District issued a unanimous decision ordering a public college’s fundraising organization to release records in its possession pursuant to a state Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA,” a.k.a. “sunshine law”) request.  The Court in this case held that the College’s separately incorporated foundation conducts government business on its behalf and therefore is subject to the Illinois FOIA laws.
Continue Reading Illinois FOIA Coming In Line with Other States

On December 1, 2016, millions of American workers were expecting to become eligible for overtime pursuant to the new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime regulations enacted by the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”). Employers had prepared to put the new rules in place and some had even preemptively adjusted employee policies and salaries in anticipation of the new rules taking effect. However, on November 22, 2016, in a surprising ruling, U.S. District Judge Amos Mazzant in Texas blocked the new rules from taking effect by granting a nationwide preliminary injunction which was sought by 21 states and a number of business groups.
Continue Reading Hold Your Horses: Texas Judge Blocks New DOL Rule Regarding Overtime and Minimum Salaries