Laner Muchin, Ltd.

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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New Wage And Hour Laws Go Into Effect On July 1

Before you fire up the grill to celebrate Independence Day, this is a reminder that a number of important laws passed by local and state governments around the country become effective July 1. The Fast Laner previously reported…more

Local Ordinance, Minimum Wage, PTO, Sick Leave, Wage and Hour

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Pay Bias Standards and Voluntary Guidance Rescinded in Favor of Expanded Investigations of Federal Contractors

Effective February 28, 2013, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) rescinded two President Bush-era pay discrimination guidance documents and replaced them with Directive 307, Procedures for Reviewing…more

Bias, Compliance, Discrimination, OFCCP, Pay Discrimination

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IRS Previews Its Administration Of The Cadillac Plan Tax And Seeks Comments On Unresolved Issues

The “Cadillac Tax” of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is effective for tax years beginning after December 31, 2017. It imposes a 40% excise tax on any “excess benefit” provided to an employee. An excess benefit is the excess, if…more

Affordable Care Act, Cadillac Tax, Employer Group Health Plans, FSA, HRA

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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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Buying Peace?

Every employment relationship ends at some point, and some end involuntarily and with hard feelings. Sometimes, hard feelings come from current employees as well. When these hard feelings exist, employment claims are possible,…more

EEOC, Employer Liability Issues, Release Agreements, Settlement, Severance Agreements

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Illinois On Verge Of Barring Employers From Soliciting Criminal Background Information On Applications

Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has stated that he will sign into law legislation passed by the Illinois legislature at the end of May that bars private sector employers from soliciting criminal background information…more

Criminal Background Checks, Employer Liability Issues, Employment Application, Hiring & Firing, New Legislation

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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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Department of Homeland Security Announces New Employment Authorization Eligibility for Certain H-4 Spouses of H-1B Professional Workers

On February 25, 2015, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that effective May 26, 2015, the agency will extend eligibility for employment authorization to certain H-4 dependent spouses of H-1B non-immigrants…more

DHS, Employment Authorization Document, Executive Orders, H-4 Spouses, Non-Immigrant Visas

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U.S. Supreme Court Rules Against Abercrombie In Headscarf Religious Accommodation Case

The U.S. Supreme Court reinstated the EEOC’s lawsuit against Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc., alleging that Abercrombie violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 by refusing to hire a Muslim applicant, who wore a…more

Abercrombie & Fitch, Appearance Policy, Dress Codes, EEOC, EEOC v Abercrombie

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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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OSHA Basics and Recent Trends in OSHA Enforcement Actions

THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETYAND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION (“the Administration”) enforces the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (“OSHA”). From the employer’s perspective, emphasis on workplace safety is important because it…more

Enforcement, Enforcement Actions, OSHA, Workplace Injury, Workplace Violence

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The NLRB's Office Of General Counsel Provides Guidance Regarding Handbook Policies

On March 18, 2015, in the wake of a number of controversial decisions by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) regarding policies in employee handbooks (both in unionized and non-unionized settings), the NLRB's General…more

Confidentiality Agreements, Employee Handbooks, NLRA, NLRB, Section 7

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Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Illinois
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