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Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 2000

CLC Successfully Represents State-Licensed In-Home Day Care Providers

The Olympia Fields Board of Trustees rejected an application for approval of a state-licensed day care home as inconsistent with local zoning ordinances concerning the uses of residential property. Consistent with a 1995 decision, which struck down the Village of Flossmoor’s similar attempt to bar home day care licensed by the state, the homeowners argue, and the court agrees, that local governments may not add restrictions on state-licensed day care homes that conflict in any way with the state’s regulation, including limits on the number of children , prohibitions on employing persons from outside the principal caretaker’s family, and limiting the use of outdoor space on the caretaker’s property.

Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 2000

CLC Successfully Represents State-Licensed In-Home Day Care Providers

The Olympia Fields Board of Trustees rejected an application for approval of a state-licensed day care home as inconsistent with local zoning ordinances concerning the uses of residential property. Consistent with a 1995 decision, which struck down the Village of Flossmoor’s similar attempt to bar home day care licensed by the state, the homeowners argue, and the court agrees, that local governments may not add restrictions on state-licensed day care homes that conflict in any way with the state’s regulation, including limits on the number of children , prohibitions on employing persons from outside the principal caretaker’s family, and limiting the use of outdoor space on the caretaker’s property.

Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 2000

EEOC Mediation Program Allows Workers and Employers to Settle without Litigation

Under a U.S. E.E.O.C. mediation program, charging parties and employers engage in voluntary efforts to settle charges of employment discrimination without litigation. Because defendants frequently have counsel, the Chicago Lawyers Committee represents claimants at mediation, securing thousands of dollars in compensation for victims of discrimination, plus reinstatements, accommodations for disabilities, favorable references and other relief.

Jose Aspera posted a blog on Dec 31, 2000

Testers May Sue For Employment Discrimination Even If They Did Not Seek Employment

CLC obtains a precedent of national significance: that testers have standing to sue for employment discrimination, even where the testers themselves did not seek employment.