Laner Muchin, Ltd.

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515 North State Street
Suite 2800
Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States
Phone: 312.467.9800
Fax: 312.467.9479
Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
  • Litigation
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Illinois
Number of Attorneys
25-50 Attorneys

A Look Ahead At Wage And Paid Leave Issues In 2017

Passage of new sick leave laws, increases in the minimum wage, and even an attempt to increase the salary basis for exempt employees made 2016 an active year for wage issues. Despite the anticipation of a more employer-friendly…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Reasserts Its Position That Employers Have A Continuing Duty to Maintain Accurate Injury and Illness Records

As one of its last acts under President Obama, the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule that requires employers to ensure that their injury and illness records are accurate during the entire…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Small Employers Can Ring In The New Year With A Brand New Health Reimbursement Arrangement Benefit

On December 13, 2016, the 21st Century Cures Act (the Act) was signed into law. It allows small employers to offer stand-alone qualified small employer health reimbursement arrangements (QSEHRAs) to employees who have purchased…more
 /  Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Publishes Final Rule Providing New Benefits For Certain Employment-Based Visa Programs

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) recently published a final rule, effective January 17, 2017, to improve certain aspects of employment-based immigrant and nonimmigrant visa programs, and to better enable…more
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

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
 /  Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

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
 /  Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

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
 /  Civil Procedure, Health, Labor & Employment Law

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
 /  Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

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
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Employers Should Review Their Drug Testing Policies To Avoid Possible OSHA Penalties

Effective November 1, 2016, employers now face several new requirements from OSHA relating to injury and illness reporting. Among other requirements that went into effect, employers should now post OSHA’s “It’s the Law” poster…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law

Employers Need To Be Aware Of Potential Pitfalls Of Providing Opt-Out Incentives To Company Health Insurance

In recent proposed regulations, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) addressed how the Affordable Care Act (ACA) impacts the use of employer opt-out incentives, which are payments to employees who decline an employer’s group…more
 /  Health, Insurance, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

NLRB General Counsel Requests To Expand Worker Protections Regarding Intermittent Or Partial Strikes

Intermittent or partial strikes are becoming more common as unions continue to push for an increased minimum wage, particularly in the quick-serve restaurant industry. The National Labor Relations Board's (NLRB) General Counsel…more
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Correction: Employers Could Face Scrutiny, Including From Immigration And Customs Enforcement, If They Cannot Produce Valid Social Security Numbers On 1095-C Health Insurance Forms For ACA

In a September 12, 2016 Fast Laner article, it was incorrectly stated that penalties that could be issued by the IRS for late or incorrect forms submitted pursuant to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) were capped at $1.5 million…more
 /  Health, Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

BREAKING NEWS: Federal Court Blocks Salary Increase

Late yesterday afternoon a federal court judge in Texas issued an injunction blocking the U.S. Department of Labor rule that was to raise the salary threshold for exempt employees from $455 per week to $913 per week…more
 /  Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Rules That Employers Must Give Union Opportunity To Bargain Over Discretionary Discipline For Employees Represented By A Union But Not Yet Covered By A Collective Bargaining Agreement

On August 26, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) held that discretionary discipline is a mandatory subject of bargaining and that employers may not unilaterally impose serious discipline (which the NLRB defines as…more
 /  Administrative Law, Labor & Employment Law
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