Laner Muchin, Ltd.

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
| Labor & Employment Law

Applicable Large Employers Should Determine Their Full-Time Employees For ACA Purposes And Prepare For Reporting In 2016

By way of reminder, employers who employ at least 50 full-time employees (including full-time equivalents) on average during the calendar year of 2014 will be required to file Internal Revenue Service (IRS) forms 1095-C and…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Purging of E-Verify Records Older Than Ten Years Every Year In January Necessitates The Use Of The Historic Records Report in E-Verify

In accordance with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) records retention and disposal schedule, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) disposes of E-Verify records that are over 10 years old every…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

The IRS Releases The Benefit Plan Limitations For 2016, Most Limits Remain The Same

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently announced the annual inflation adjustments for 2016 for qualified retirement plans, fringe benefits and health plans. This information may be found on the IRS' website and in Revenue…more
| Finance & Banking, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

Browning-Ferris Decision Expands Definition Of "Joint Employer" For Collective Bargaining Purposes, Full Impact Of Decision Remains To Be Seen

Until recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) had held that an entity must have “direct control” of the essential terms and conditions of employment in order to be obligated to collectively bargain as a joint…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Recent EEOC Settlements A Reminder That Employers Face Substantial Liability If Pre-Employment Exams Are Not Job-Related

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been very aggressive in challenging pre-employment exams. Employers utilize an array of pre-employment exams to assess an employee/applicant’s physical fitness, health,…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Fifth Circuit Holds That Meal Breaks May Be Compensable If Employer-Mandated Transition Time Significantly Eats Into Employees' Meal Time

The U.S. Department of Labor’s regulations generally provide that employers are not required to pay employees for “bona fide” meal breaks that ordinarily last at least 30 minutes, but rest periods of short durations, running…more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Retracts Previous Announcement On Filing Of Final Green Card Applications

On September 25, 2015, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a correction to their previous announcement from September 9, 2015 regarding procedures for applicants waiting to file their third and final…more
| Immigration Law, Labor & Employment Law

Employers Will Begin Receiving Premium Subsidy Award Notices From The Health Care Exchange in 2016

Beginning in 2016, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin its process of verifying the eligibility of recipients who receive the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) advanced premium tax credit to help purchase…more
| Health, Labor & Employment Law, Taxation

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
| Labor & Employment Law

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
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Illinois Resurrects Anti-Recording Law

Most states have laws restricting surreptitious recording of conversations, although the terms often vary as to what consent is required. While a prior Illinois law had been declared unconstitutional after a citizen was…more
| Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Supreme Court Ruling Endangers Ignorance Defense

Until now, job application and interview questions that reveal applicants’ protected characteristics have been strongly discouraged. In an economy where dozens of people apply for a vacant job posting, knowing too much about the…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Emphasizes Requirements About Selecting and Monitoring Plan Investments

Plan administrators, investment committees and any other plan fiduciary responsible for selectingthe investment options of an employee benefit plan subject to ERISA should take note of the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling in…more
| Business Torts, Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Labor & Employment Law

Light Duty Takes Hard Hit

Many employers have what they call “light duty” policies whereby they allow employees to continue working even though the employees are unable to perform some of the essential functions of their jobs. Very few employers can…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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