Corporate Officer Liability Under The Illinois Wage Payment And Collection Act

The Illinois’ Wage Payment and Collection Act, 820 ILCS 115/1 et seq. (the “Act”) offers an unpaid employee strong recourse against his former employer. Not only can a corporate employer be liable under the Act to the employee claimant, but so can the individual corporate officer in some cases. See Act, ss. 2, 13. The Act also outlaws employer retaliation against an employee who makes a claims under the Act. Section 5 of the Act requires an employer to pay a separated employee final compensation no later than the next regularly scheduled payday. The Act defines “employer” variously as (1) any individual or business entity that acts directly or indirectly in the interest of an employer in rel

‘HALL OF FAME’ CYBERSQUATTERS END UP IN COURT

If there were a Hall of Fame for cybersquatters, John Zuccarini would be the Babe Ruth of that infamous pantheon. William Purdy might be the Willie Mays or Ty Cobb. Brian Wick, the Hank Aaron of the group, liked going after the names of large law firms. Dennis Toeppen, one of the earliest stars, would be the Walter Johnson (who, as a pitcher for the Washington Senators, won 417 games and had a lifetime E.R.A. of 2.17 over his 21 year career). These are some of the pioneers of cybersquatting, and we have them to thank for the Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act (“ACPA”), 15 U.S.C. §1125(d), a federal law designed to address the detestable but lucrative Internet practice of cybersqu

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