Laner Muchin, Ltd.

515 North State Street Suite 2800  Chicago, Illinois 60654, United States

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U.S. Government Issues Helpful Hints Regarding Marketplace Health Insurance Coverage and Immigration Status

In mid-March, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services issued a notice including helpful hints for individuals who may have questions regarding their immigration status and how this may or may not affect eligibility for…more
| Health, Immigration Law

U.S. Supreme Court Rules That Employees Of Private Contractors Of Public Companies Are Covered By SOX Whistleblower Protections

In Lawson v. FMR, LLC, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the whistleblower protections established in the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX) cover employees of a public company's private contractors and subcontractors, reversing…more
| Civil Rights, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

President Obama Directs USDOL To Revamp FLSA Overtime Exemptions So More Employees Are Eligible For Overtime Pay

On March 13, 2014, President Obama signed a Memorandum directing the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to revamp the regulations regarding who qualifies for overtime under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The FLSA requires…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Plaintiff Taps Into Anti-Hacker Law To Bring Claims Against Employer Who Posted On Plaintiff's Social Media Accounts

The Fast Laner has previously addressed the headaches accessing employees’ social media accounts can create for employers, and a recent Northern District of Illinois case suggests those fears are well-founded. In Maremont v…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Oops, I Forgot To Distribute A Safe Harbor Notice For My Company's 401(k) Plan, Now What?

The Internal Revenue Service often publishes correction methods for common errors involving qualified retirement plan administration issues. One of the most common errors is failing to notify eligible employees of their safe…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Finance & Banking, Taxation

Ninth Circuit Upholds Jury Verdict For Employer, Holding That Employee Affirmatively Declined to Take FMLA Leave

In Escriba v. Foster Poultry Farms, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit upheld a jury verdict in favor of an employer on an employee’s Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims. The employer discharged Escriba after…more
| Agriculture, Labor & Employment Law

Absolute "Return To Work" Deadline An Absolute Headache For Employer In ADA Lawsuit Against The EEOC

A federal judge in Chicago recently ruled that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) can pursue its class-wide claim challenging an employer's policy of discharging employees who can't return to work after a…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Employment Relationship Not Required For Claim Of ERISA Violation For Benefit Rights

In a recent Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals decision successfully litigated by Laner Muchin, the Court addressed novel aspects of whether an employer interfered with employees’ benefit rights in violation of ERISA. The case of…more
| Labor & Employment Law

U.S. Department of Justice Cautions Employers to Ensure that Electronic I-9 Systems Comply with I-9 Requirements

In a recent meeting between the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (OSC) and the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the OSC cautioned that employers…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

New Final Regulations Provide Transition Relief For Employers From The Affordable Care Act's Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate

On February 10, 2014, the Internal Revenue Service released final regulations pertaining to the Employer Shared Responsibility Mandate (commonly referred to as "Pay or Play") of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Health, Taxation

Now Is The Time To Initiate H-1B Cap Petitions For Foreign Students or Foreign National Candidates Currently Abroad

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will begin accepting new H-1B petitions for Fiscal Year 2015 starting April 1, 2014. The allotted number of H-1B petitions that the USCIS will accept, known as the “H-1B…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Employer's Contemporaneous Documentation of Verbal Counseling Helps It Win Discrimination Lawsuit

The Seventh Circuit recently upheld the summary judgment dismissal of a former hospital worker's claims for national origin and age discrimination after the worker was fired for repeatedly sending "negative, unprofessional, and…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Applicability to Sub-Contractors of President's Plan to Raise Minimum Wage For Federal Contractors' Workers is Unclear

Last week, President Barack Obama announced his plan to raise the minimum wage paid to workers of federal contractors from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour by executive order. President Obama has stated that the new minimum wage would…more
| Construction Law, Labor & Employment Law, Government Contracting

Appellate Court Denies Retirement Benefits To Former Employee After Finding The Employee Violated The Employer's Retirement Plan

In Wall v. Alcon Laboratories, Plaintiff, an employee at Alcon Laboratories, was offered a job with Otonomy, a bio-pharmaceutical company and, in Alcon's view, one of its competitors. Plaintiff accepted the job offer from…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent Appeals Court Case Is A Reminder That A Lateral Transfer Could Be Viewed As An Adverse Action For Employment Discrimination Purposes

Legal precedent is not entirely consistent regarding whether lateral transfers constitute adverse actions sufficient to support discrimination claims by affected employees. However, a recent case from the Sixth Circuit serves…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law
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