O'Malley & Madden, P.C.

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Chicago, Illinois 60605
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O'Malley & Madden, P.C. is a civil litigation firm concentrating its practice in the areas of employment law, civil rights and appeals. The firm is dedicated to ensuring a workplace that is free from discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We pride ourselves in serving our clients vigorously, ethically and with passion.

We hope that you will take the time to contact one of our attorneys to find out how we can help you.

"But there is one way in this country in which all men are created equal-there is one human institution that makes a pauper the equal of a Rockefeller, the stupid man the equal of an Einstein, and the ignorant man the equal of any college president. That institution, gentlemen, is a court. It can be the Supreme Court of the United States or the humblest J.P. court in the land, or this honorable court which you serve. Our courts have their faults, as does any human institution, but in this country our courts are the great levelers, and in our courts all men are created equal."
- Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird 218 (1960)

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Topic of the Week

Worker Classification: Independent Contractor or Employee

Knowing whether a worker is an employee or an independent contractor is important for both workers and employers. Any worker should understand how they are classified, and what it means. As an independent contractor, you may have more freedom to choose ho

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Blog of the Week

How Does the Passage of AB 5 in California Affect Me and Others in the Gig Economy?

Today Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Assembly Bill 5. The untitled new law will have a significant impact on the gig economy in California. It will be increasingly difficult to lawfully classify California workers as independent contractors. With the exception of several significant carveouts, which I discuss below, the definition of “to employ” announced by the California Supreme Court last year in Dynamex v. Superior Court (2018) 4 Cal.5th 903 will define the relationship between the hired and the hirer moving forward. The core of the new law takes effect January 1, 2020.

Thought for the Week

"Workers lose basic protections like the minimum wage, paid sick days and health insurance benefits. Employers shirk responsibility to safety net programs like workers' compensation and unemployment insurance. Taxpayers are left to foot the bill," Reversing the trend of misclassification is a necessary and important step to improve the lives of working people."

–Gavin Newsom; California Gov.

List of the Week

from Workplace Fairness

Top Searches on Leaves this week: 

  • Sick Leave
  • Disability Leave
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Family Medical Leave
  • Military Leave

 

 

 

 

Top Five News Headlines

  1. NLRB reverses course on graduate students' right to organize as employees
  2. House Votes To Ban Forced Arbitration
  3. Even In A Competitive Labor Market, Little Vacation For Workers
  4. Low-wage workers gather to build power across sectors in the South
  5. Home care workers have a lousy job. A new bill in Congress aims to change that.