Phillip Schreiber

Phillip Schreiber

Holland & Knight LLP

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New Bill Expands Illinois Human Rights Act's Pregnancy Protections

On August 26, 2014, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed House Bill 8, amending the Illinois Human Rights Act by placing new obligations on employers with respect to pregnant employees. The new changes take effect on January 1,...more

8/27/2014 - Discrimination Employer Liability Issues FMLA Human Rights New Legislation Pregnancy Discrimination Reasonable Accommodation

Use of Payroll Cards in Illinois to Come Under Increased Statutory Scrutiny: Gov. Quinn Signs New Amendments into Law on Aug. 6,...

Effective Jan. 1, 2015, employers in Illinois will have to follow new requirements in order to pay wages using payroll cards. The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA) currently provides for wage payment by check...more

8/11/2014 - Compliance Payroll Cards Wage and Hour Wages

Many Private Sector Employers Limited Regarding Criminal History Inquiries - Illinois Is Now Among the Growing Number of States...

Illinois joins the growing number of states and localities across the country that have "ban-the-box" laws. Statutes that limit inquiry about criminal history during the application and hiring process are known informally as...more

8/1/2014 - Background Checks Ban the Box Criminal Background Checks EEOC Employer Liability Issues Enforcement Guidance Hiring & Firing Job Applicants

Bring Your Own Device Policies: What Employers Need to Know

Employers that allow their employees to use their own mobile devices for work purposes should have in place well-considered Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies.Effective employer BYOD policies anticipate and address a range...more

2/24/2014 - Bring Your Own Device Confidential Information Data Protection Employer Liability Issues Mobile Devices

Illinois Firearm Concealed Carry Act Will Require Employers to Take Action

On July 9, 2013, Illinois passed the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (FCCA), becoming the final state to permit the concealed carry of firearms. In 2014, the Illinois State Police must begin accepting applications for licenses to...more

8/9/2013 - Concealed Carry Permit Concealed Weapons Employer No-Weapons Policies Gun Laws Guns-in-Trunks Legislation

Affordable Care Act Update

On May 8, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued temporary guidance for employers to help them meet their obligations to notify employees of their health insurance exchange coverage options. State health insurance...more

5/30/2013 - Affordable Care Act COBRA DOL Employer Liability Issues Health Insurance Exchanges Healthcare Marketplace Notice Notice Requirements

Are You Ready for the "New and Improved" I-9 Form?

This alert reminds employers about the new I-9 employment authorization verification form and explains how to prepare to use it as required starting on May 7, 2013....more

4/19/2013 - Documentation I-9 IRCA Required Documentation

Labor Department Issues Regulations Implementing the Military Service Leave Provisions of the FMLA

On February 6, 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published new regulations that implement the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) amendments made by the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2010 (2010...more

3/22/2013 - DOL Flight Crews FMLA Medical Leave Military Caregiver Leave Military Service Members NDAA

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