O'Malley & Madden, P.C.

542 So. Dearborn St.
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Chicago, Illinois 60605
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Welcome

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

Work Time

The work time page explains which types of work activities, including training and on-call time, you must be paid for and what rate of pay you are entitled to for your time on each type of work. It also explains when an employer is required to pay for tra

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Blog of the Week

Trump’s Labor Dept. Has Declared War on Tipped Workers

In October, the Trump administration published a proposed rule regarding tips which, if finalized, will cost workers more than $700 million annually. It is yet another example of the Trump administration using the fine print of a proposal to attempt to push through a change that will transfer large amounts of money from workers to their employers

Thought for the Week

"One important step employers can take to keep workers happy in their role is to give them more autonomy over how, when, and where they work. Having control over your time is actually huge. It just gives you a sense of agency over your life that is massively correlated with life satisfaction."

–Laura Vanderkam

List of the Week

from DOL: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Time Americans Spend Working

  • 89% of full-time employed persons work on an average weekday.
  • Multiple jobholders are 90% more likely to work on an average weekday than were single jobholders.
  • On days they worked, 82% of employed persons did some or all of their work at their workplace and 24% did some or all of their work at home.
  • Employed persons spent more time working at the workplace than at home—7.9 hours, compared with 2.9 hours.

Top Five News Headlines

  1. Court: Demoting a Disabled Employee Can Be a Reasonable Accommodation
  2. Harvard grad student workers go on strike, seeking $25 an hour minimum wage, other demands
  3. Billionaire mogul owner ordered to pay $58 million in sexual harassment suit
  4. Juul Sued By Ex-Employee, Who Claims Executives Enabled Sexual Harassment
  5. Big Lots to pay $100K to Settle EEOC Disability Discrimination Suit in Elkins