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Allison Czerniak is an Associate in Vedder Price’s Chicago office and a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment group.

Ms. Czerniak is an experienced labor and employment Associate and is skilled in complex litigation matters involving employment discrimination, whistleblower claims, corporate governance, shareholder disputes, fraud, unfair competition, data privacy and general contract disputes.

Electronic monitoring of employees’ remote work has increased in the last few years as employers have become concerned with employee productivity during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Monitoring technology can track the websites an employee visits and for how long, the number of keystrokes or mouse movements an employee has in a given time period, when an employee is away from their computer and even what an employee is typing, reading or watching.  Though generally legal, the use of this technology has prompted California to propose a bill aimed at, among other things, restricting employers’ use of such technology to specific times of day, activities and locations.Continue Reading Who is Watching The Watchers? California Seeks to Limit Monitoring of Remote Employees

Starting January 1, 2023, Illinois employers are required to provide employees with unpaid bereavement leave following the loss of a family member or planned family addition. The Family Bereavement Leave Act (FBLA) amends Illinois’ Child Bereavement Leave Act of 2016 (CBLA) and adds Illinois to a short list of states (which includes only Oregon and Maryland) that require employers to provide for bereavement leave.Continue Reading State Bereavement Laws and their Impact on Employers