Joseph K. Mulherin

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Joseph K. Mulherin focuses his practice on employment class action litigation, with a focus on defending employers against wage-and-hour and employment discrimination lawsuits. Joseph has successfully defended clients from a wide variety of industries, including health services, banking, finance, retail, manufacturing, hospitality, staffing, technology, logistics and construction. Read Joseph K. Mulherin's full bio.

Illinois Supreme Court Eliminates Defense to Biometric Privacy Class Actions


By , and on Mar 30, 2022
Posted In Employment, Labor, Privacy and Data Security

Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) has spawned a tsunami of class actions against employers who utilize biometric timekeeping or security systems. Now, the Illinois Supreme Court in McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park, LLC has eliminated a defense invoked by employers facing claims under BIPA: the exclusivity of workers’ compensation. Read more here.

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US Supreme Court to Review Whether PAGA Claim Can Be Arbitrated


By , and on Jan 28, 2022
Posted In Employment, Labor

California’s Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA) has so far evaded arbitration agreements. Now, the Supreme Court of the United States will take up Viking River Cruises, Inc. v. Moriana to determine whether the Federal Arbitration Act (FAA) “requires enforcement of a bilateral arbitration agreement providing that an employee cannot raise representative claims, including under PAGA.”...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Q&A


By , , and on Jul 7, 2021
Posted In Employee Benefits, Employment, Health and Welfare Plans

Can employers mandate some employees get the vaccine and not others? Is there an obligation to consider requiring a COVID-19 test before coming back to work? What are the potential workers’ compensation claims relating to possible adverse reactions to a vaccine? Should employers mandate vaccinations? In this article, McDermott partners Carole Spink, Joseph Mulherin, Kathleen...

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Overtime Exemptions for White-Collar Jobs May Soon Require Higher Salary


By on Mar 28, 2019
Posted In Employment

Proposed regulations will alter which white-collar employees remain overtime exempt. Staying vigilant on Fair Labor Standards Act compliance is critical; read on to learn more on proposed increases to the minimum salary necessary to qualify for the executive, administrative or professional exemptions. Access the full article.

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