HolmstromKennedy

by: Ryan M. Gailey &       Kristine Pihl Youman Are you a part of a Condominium Association (“Association”) looking to explore different options regarding what types of buyers and renters may become residents? For some Associations, it may be desirable to establish restrictions regarding the age of residents across the Association, or the […]

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June 8th, 2018

Posted In: Real Estate

by: Ryan M. Gailey Businesses looking to expand their social media presence by including photographs of local events, community outreach, or other such marketing opportunities should be aware of potential legal liability arising from the use of photographic content that includes individuals not affiliated with their organization.  The Illinois Right of Publicity Act (“IRPA”) protects […]

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May 4th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

By: Ryan M. Gailey Independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”). However, both employers and employees should be aware that the factors for determining the status of an injured worker as an employee or an independent contractor under the Act may differ from how an […]

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February 6th, 2018

Posted In: Employment & Labor

By: Ryan M. Gailey The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA” or the “Act”) became effective on October 3, 2008. BIPA codifies a right of action against private entities that fail to satisfy specific requirements regarding collection, retention, and destruction of an individual’s biometric information. The first penalties for violation of the Act were recently […]

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February 7th, 2017

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology