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Prospective Real Estate Purchasers Should Demand ASTM E 1527-13 Environmental Phase I Reports

Beginning on October 6, 2015, the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will require prospective purchasers of real estate to use the new ASTM E1527-13 Phase I Environmental Assessment (Phase I) standard (2013 ASTM…more
| Environmental Law, Zoning, Planning & Land Use, Real Estate - Residential, Real Estate - Commercial

Temporary Waiver of ACA Penalties for Small Employers’ Individual Insurance Premium Reimbursement Plans

Last week, the IRS announced the waiver (for 2014 and the first half of 2015) of the penalty for “small” employers that reimburse employees for individual health insurance premiums. To the IRS, “small employer” means an employer…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

The Courts Continue to Debate Restrictive Covenant Enforcement in Illinois – UPDATED 2/20

From time to time, other attorneys with our firm will contribute blog posts on items that may be of interest to members of the labor and employment law community. Today, we are fortunate to have a post contributed by Jason…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Illinois Enacts Secure Choice Savings Program

On January 4, 2015, outgoing Illinois Governor Patrick Quinn signed The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act, requiring any business in operation for at least two years that has 25 employees or more in Illinois, and that…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking

The Courts Continue to Debate Restrictive Covenant Enforcement in Illinois

Courts in Illinois are in the midst of a significant legal debate relative to whether a post-employment restrictive covenant involving an at-will employee can be enforced if the employee has less than two years of continued…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Amendments to Illinois Eavesdropping Statute Signed Into Law

On December 30, 2014, former Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed into law a revised version of an eavesdropping statute that the Illinois Supreme Court had struck down as unconstitutionally overbroad last March. Under the revised…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

2015 Labor and Employment Law Checklist

Each year, LP’s Labor & Employment Practice Group is pleased to provide a short checklist of steps that all companies should consider taking to measure their readiness for the coming year. We hope that you find this 2015 Labor…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Who's Packing? (and does it matter?) Schools, hospitals and government buildings ban firearms. Why don't more communities do the same?

An otherwise peaceful and playful day this past summer at a southern Illinois homeowners association pool turned ugly when a resident with a history of behavioral problems became offended at a perceived slight. In retaliation,…more
| Constitutional Law, Real Estate - Residential

House Passes the “Save American Workers” Act, but Senate Approval Unclear and Veto Promised

Last week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Save American Workers Act (H.R. 2575), a bill that would change the definition of “full-time” work under the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate from 30 to 40 hours per…more
| Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law, Health

U.S. Chamber and Business Groups File Suit to Block New NLRB Election Rule

This week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and several business trade groups announced that they jointly filed a complaint in federal court against the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), seeking to strike the Board’s new…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Reminder: Make sure your application and hiring processes comply with Illinois “Ban the Box” requirements

It’s officially January, which means that Illinois’ new “Ban the Box” requirements – which prohibit most employers from asking about criminal history on employment applications and in the initial stages of the hiring process –…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Reminder – Immediate Action Required Under New Illinois Pregnancy Rights Provisions

On January 1, 2015, Illinois Human Rights Act amendments providing additional rights to pregnant employees will take effect. As previously mentioned, the law will require some immediate steps by employers…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Issues Quickie Union Election Rules

The National Labor Relations Board has issued final rules that are intended to speed up the union election process. These new rules will take effect on April 14, 2015. Read more about the final rule in the Federal Register…more
| Labor & Employment Law

NLRB: Employees Have Right to use Employer’s Email for Union Organizing if Other Non-Business Use is Permitted

Today, the National Labor Relations Board held that employees have a right to use their employer’s communications systems – including email – for protected activity during non-working time, unless the employer prohibits all …more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Rules Amazon’s Workers Don’t Have to be Paid for Security Checks

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 (in a rare, labor and employment law unanimous decision) that workers supplied by a staffing agency for positions in Amazon’s warehouses do not have to be paid for time spent in security…more
| Civil Procedure, Labor & Employment Law
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