Laner Muchin, Ltd.

Employers Could Face Scrutiny, Including From U.S. Immigration And Customs Enforcement, If They Cannot Produce Valid Social Security Numbers On 1095-C Health Insurance Forms For ACA

In 2016, employers subject to the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) annual information reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056 were required, for the first time, to distribute Form 1095-C reports to their full-time…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law

Illinois Child Bereavement Law Given Immediate Effect

On July 29, 2016, Illinois enacted the Child Bereavement Leave Act (Act), which took immediate effect. The Act expands leave protections for Illinois employees by providing up to 10 work days of unpaid bereavement leave upon…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Seventh Circuit Rules Sexual Orientation Discrimination Not Protected By Title VII, But Ruling Has Little Overall Impact

The United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit recently held that, consistent with existing case law, discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is not Title VII discrimination "on the basis of sex," and,…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Colorado Becomes Most Recent State To Pass Pregnancy Anti-Discrimination And Reasonable Accommodation Law

Recently, Colorado became one of an increasing majority of states to pass legislation preventing discrimination against pregnant workers and requiring employers to provide reasonable accommodations for pregnant workers. (As…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Chicago Minimum Wage Increased Again On July 1, 2016, And Updated Notice Must Be Given To Employees

As previously reported in The Fast Laner, the Chicago Minimum Wage Ordinance incrementally increases each on July 1 of each year until it reaches $13.00 per hour in 2019. Therefore, as a reminder, effective July 1, 2016,…more
| Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Issues Guidance On Transgender Bathroom Access

According to the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), employers who fail to provide transgender workers access to a bathroom consistent with the workers’ gender identity will be engaging in gender…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Regulatory Authorities Launch The Second Phase Of The HIPAA Compliance Audit Program

As a part of its continued efforts to assess compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Privacy, Security, and Breach Notification Rules, the Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil…more
| Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

U.S. Citizenship And Immigration Services Releases E-Verify Compliance Activities For Fiscal Year 2015

E-Verify is an Internet-based system that compares information from an employee's Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification, to data from U.S. Department of Homeland Security and Social Security Administration records to…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

NLRB Restricts Employers' Right To Hire Permanent Replacements For Strikers

For decades, employers have lawfully used the threat of permanent replacements as a weapon against strikers. On May 31, 2016, however, in an unprecedented decision, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled that an…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Update: U.S. District Court Enjoins Department Of Labor's Persuader Rule Temporarily

As previously discussed in The Fast Laner, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) had implemented a new "Persuader Rule," which would significantly change the nature of the individuals and entities who are required to…more
| Civil Remedies, Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Final Overtime Exemption Rule

On May 18, 2016, the United States Department of Labor (DOL) published its final overtime rule, which significantly changes the nature of who will qualify as salaried exempt employees under the executive, administrative, and…more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Supreme Court Provides Clarity On Statute Of Limitations In Constructive Discharge Title VII Cases

In a ruling on May 23, 2016, the United States Supreme Court provided much needed clarity on an issue that had caused a split among federal Circuit courts: when is a claim for constructive discharge under Title VII filed too…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

EEOC Issues Final Rules Regarding Workplace Wellness Programs To Better Align HIPAA's Employee Wellness Program Goals And EEOC's Goals

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued two final rules regarding employer-sponsored wellness programs. The issue arose at the intersection of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA),…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law, Health

President Obama Signs Federal Trade Secrets Bill

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) into law, creating the first federal trade secrets law. Previously, employers protected trade secrets through filing claims brought under various state…more
| Civil Procedure, Intellectual Property, Labor & Employment Law

OSHA Issues Workplace Injury Reporting Rule

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) finalized a rule that requires employers to electronically submit certain information about workplace injuries and illnesses. Moreover, the rule clarifies…more
| Labor & Employment Law
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