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The Supreme Court's Decision Declaring Section 3 Of The Defense Of Marriage Act Unconstitutional Has Far-Reaching Implications For Affected Employers

On June 26, 2013, in United States v. Windsor, the United States Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA, holding that it was unconstitutional to discriminate between same-sex and opposite-sex marriages for purposes of…more

Civil Unions, DOMA, Domestic Partnership, Employee Benefits, Employer Mandates

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An Overview Of Illinois’ Concealed Carry Law From An Employer's Perspective

The State of Illinois recently became the 50th state to pass a concealed carry law – the Firearm Concealed Carry Act (“FCCA”) – which will soon allow a properly licensed individual to carry a firearm. The FCCA lists certain,…more

Concealed Carry Permit, Employer No-Weapons Policies, Gun Laws

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State And Local Governments Increase The Minimum Wage And Pass Paid Family Leave Laws

State and local governments have recently passed a flurry of minimum wage increases and paid family leave laws. Most of the attention has been on increases in the minimum wage to $15.00 (in New York by 2019, and in California…more

Minimum Wage, Paid Family Leave Law, Paid Leave, State and Local Government, Wage and Hour

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EEOC Proposes Addition Of Pay Data To EEO-1 Reports

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced a proposed revision to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1). Current regulations require employers with 100 or more employees (including federal government…more

EEO-1, EEOC, Equal Pay, OFCCP, Reporting Requirements

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New Development In The Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements

As many of our readers may recall, the Illinois Appellate Court in the First District dramatically changed (in our view) the law two years ago in its infamous Fifield decision, by holding that if employment (or continuing…more

At-Will Employment, Consideration, Non-Compete Agreements, Restrictive Covenants

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A New Wave Of Class Action Lawsuits Targets Employers That Provide Deficient COBRA Notices

In a series of recent class action lawsuits involving Wal-Mart Stores Inc., BB&T Co., Shipcom Wireless Inc., and other employers, current and former employees who were eligible for COBRA continuation health coverage have alleged…more

Class Action, COBRA, Employer Group Health Plans, Employer Liability Issues, Hiring & Firing

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EEOC Issues New Enforcement Guidance On National Origin Discrimination

On November 18, 2016, the EEOC issued new Enforcement Guidance on National Origin Discrimination including Questions and Answers and a Small Business Fact Sheet. This Guidance replaced the EEOC’s previous compliance manual on…more

ADA, EEOC, Enforcement Guidance, National Origin Discrimination, New Guidance

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Nondiscrimination Testing for Health and Welfare Plans

Some employee benefits enjoy a tax-favored status under the Tax Code, but such favorable tax treatment applies with respect to certain highly compensated individuals only if the plans satisfy applicable nondiscrimination tests…more

Affordable Care Act, Anti-Discrimination Policies, Cafeteria Plans, Discrimination, Employee Benefits

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Union Election Ordered After NLRB's Joint-Employer Ruling Regarding Construction Company And The Temporary Staffing Agency Which Provided Temporary Workers

In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) followed its controversial August 2015 joint employer ruling known as Browning-Ferris, in which the NLRB expanded its standard on joint employers to include…more

Construction Industry, Corporate Counsel, Employer Liability Issues, Joint Employers, NLRB

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Special Note for Illinois Employers Regarding Tracking Hours

Tracking of hours for salaried/exempt employees has always been a questionable practice. In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor (“US DOL”) could arguably use such tracking as a factor suggesting that the individuals are really…more

Exempt-Employees, Misclassification, Non-Exempt Employees, Over-Time, Salaried Employees

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Despite Challenge From Industry Groups, New OSHA Standards Went Into Effect On December 1, 2016

In addition to waging a successful challenge of the Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime regulations, industry groups had also fought the implementation of Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) relatively new…more

Anti-Retaliation Provisions, Drug Testing, Final Rules, OSHA, Posting Requirements

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DOL Solicitor General States That New FLSA Regulations May Not Be Implemented Until Late 2016

At a recent American Bar Association Conference in Philadelphia, the United States Department of Labor's Solicitor General announced that the much-anticipated new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations would likely not be…more

DOL, Exemptions, FLSA, Minimum Salary, Over-Time

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Why Train Our People on How to Avoid Sexual Harassment and Other Discrimination Claims?

We hear this often from business owners, managers, elected officials and administrators. Well, the answer is clear. Case after case holds that anti-discrimination training may be critical to the defense of a discrimination…more

Anti-Discrimination Policies, Compliance, Discrimination, Sexual Harassment, Training

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Nondiscrimination Testing for Health and Welfare Plans

Some employee benefits enjoy a tax-favored status under the Tax Code, but such favorable tax treatment applies with respect to certain highly compensated individuals only if the plans satisfy applicable nondiscrimination tests…more

Affordable Care Act, Anti-Discrimination Policies, Cafeteria Plans, Discrimination, Employee Benefits

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New Version Of Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, Required For Employers To Complete For All New Hires After January 22, 2017

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, which can be found here. Employers must start using this new version for all new hires…more

Employer Liability Issues, Employment Eligibility Verification, Hiring & Firing, I-9, ICE

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DOL Expected To Publish Final Overtime Change Within Ninety Days Now

As reported here previously, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has proposed amending the regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to increase the minimum salary for employees to qualify for the executive,…more

DOL, Final Rules, FLSA, Minimum Salary, Non-Exempt Employees

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The Supreme Court's Decision Declaring Section 3 Of The Defense Of Marriage Act Unconstitutional Has Far-Reaching Implications For Affected Employers

On June 26, 2013, in United States v. Windsor, the United States Supreme Court struck down Section 3 of DOMA, holding that it was unconstitutional to discriminate between same-sex and opposite-sex marriages for purposes of…more

Civil Unions, DOMA, Domestic Partnership, Employee Benefits, Employer Mandates

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Although Presidential Election Creates Questions About FLSA Regulations, Employers Who Ignore December 1 Effective Date Do So At Their Own Peril

Effective December 1, 2016, pursuant to new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) regulations adopted by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the salary threshold for many salaried exempt employees will increase substantially, from…more

Constitutional Challenges, DOL, Donald Trump, Employer Liability Issues, Exempt-Employees

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