Employer Liability for Employee Electronic Monitoring

 I have spoken previously about the issue of employers monitoring employees and the legal issues that may ensue. Privacy is typically the utmost concern of employees monitored by their employers and employers have focused on following the legal process in order to properly track employee conduct. Many employers, however, have not considered the additional liability…

Monitoring Employee Conduct

 With the advent of the internet age, more employers are finding it increasingly convenient to monitor the actions of their employees. It is not unusual now in 2014 to have employers request passwords and URLs to employee personal websites as part of the interview process. This information has not come without employee protests. States have…

Drunken City Worker Costs Chicago $6.25 Million

 As 2012 was coming to a close, the Chicago City Council voted to approve the payment of $6.25 million to a victim who was run over by a drunken city worker on a Gold Coast sidewalk. The accident resulted in injuries to four other victims and those cases are still pending, according to a city…

OSHA Investigates Fatal Accident in Suburban Chicago

 Federal investigators from the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) were called in to investigate a workplace fatality involving a man who was fatally injured in a tank containing chemical solvents. The accident occurred in Wheeling, Illinois on Thursday, November 29, 2012. The deceased was hired along with other crew members to clean a storage…