Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

A powerhouse firm with the heart of a boutique, Kelley Drye values the success of our clients above all. Skilled practitioners in the areas of litigation, regulatory, real estate, corporate and bankruptcy combine talents to address the unique complexities of our clients’ legal challenges. We are practical in our advice and creative in our approach.

The Centers for Disease Control (“CDC”) has issued new guidance which will dictate how employers can resume business and safely start the “return to work” process. The overall focus of the guidance, which purports to “change the way people work,” is that employers should implement systems and procedures that can prevent and reduce transmission of COVID-19 in the workplace. First, it must be understood that the guidance is not law, and thus employers are not…
On May 20, 2020, Chicago’s COVID-19 Anti-Retaliation Ordinance (the “Ordinance”) came into effect.  The Ordinance bars employers from terminating or demoting employees who take time off for reasons related to COVID-19, including taking time off to care for a family member with COVID-19.  Noncompliance with the Ordinance can be costly, including private litigation and enforcement action by the city.  Employees can win up to three times the wages lost due to their termination plus actual…