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New Pregnancy Accommodation and Payroll Card Laws Coming To Illinois

In the run up to Labor Day, Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed two public acts into law that significantly impact Illinois employers. The first is a major extension of the Human Rights Act that enhances pregnancy discrimination…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Community Colleges Must Report Debt Revenue Loss By Friday Under Michigan Personal Property Tax Reform

Recent reforms to the Michigan personal property tax require community colleges to report their debt revenue loss to the Michigan Department of Treasury by September 5, 2014…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Education, Finance & Banking, Taxation

EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, its first comprehensive update on the subject of discrimination against pregnant…more
| Civil Rights, Labor & Employment Law

Summary of IC-DISC Tax Benefits

Interest-Charge Domestic International Sales Corporations (“IC-DISCs”) offer significant potential tax benefits for U.S. companies that export U.S. manufactured products or certain engineering or architectural services with…more
| Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, International Law & Trade, Taxation

FLSA Collective Action Waivers In Separation Agreements May Not Be Valid In 6th Circuit

Employees discharged as part of a company restructuring can participate in a collective action lawsuit for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) despite waiving their collective action rights in…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Labor & Employment Law

Illinois to Limit How Employers Can Use Criminal Checks in Hiring

A new Illinois law that takes effect next year will affect how employers in the state handle job candidates’ criminal records in the hiring process. The law prohibits employers from inquiring about a job candidate’s criminal…more
| Labor & Employment Law

'Ralls' Decision Doesn't Alter CFIUS Voluntary Reporting Analysis for Foreign Investment in U.S.

A lot of attention has been given to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Court of Appeals) unanimously ruling against President Barack Obama relating to his order stopping Chinese…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade

Boost for Solar Energy in Illinois

Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law amendments to The Illinois Power Agency Act aimed at promoting solar power in Illinois. Utilizing deposits in the Illinois Power Agency Renewable Energy Resources Fund, these…more
| Energy & Utilities, Environmental Law, Real Estate - Residential, Government Contracting, Real Estate - Commercial

Immigration Compliance Alert: Use Caution When Terminating H-1B Employees

An employer planning to terminate an employee on H-1B visa status needs to ensure that the termination is undertaken in compliance with not only the employment contract and applicable state and federal law, but also in…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Immigration Law

Out-of-State Companies Might Be Owed Tax Refunds Under Michigan’s Multistate Tax Compact Election Decision

A Multistate Tax Compact (MTC) election is applicable to both the net income base and modified gross receipts base of the Michigan Business Tax (MBT), the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in International Business Machines v…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Taxation

Export Controls in UK Offshore Centers

Many private equity and investment funds are organized as limited partnerships or companies of offshore entities. Similarly, companies may structure mergers and acquisitions by utilizing offshore holding entities. The British…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Law & Trade

Agency Fees Can’t Be Required for Illinois Rehab Personal Assistants, SCOTUS Rules

The State of Illinois cannot require Rehabilitation Program “personal assistants” (PAs) who decide not to join a union, to pay compulsory union dues, commonly known as “agency fees,” the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Harris v…more
| Civil Procedure, Constitutional Law, Labor & Employment Law

Supreme Court Rejects President Obama's NLRB Recess Appointments

President Barack Obama’s National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) member appointments made under the Recess Appointment Clause on January 4, 2012 were unconstitutional, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in NLRB v. Noel Canning, released…more
| Constitutional Law, Elections & Politics, Labor & Employment Law

ESOP Fiduciaries Are Not Entitled to a Presumption of Prudence

Fiduciaries of employee stock ownership plans (ESOPs) are not entitled to a “presumption of prudence,” the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Fifth Third Bancorp v. Dudenhoeffer, released June 25, 2014. The Court…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Securities Law

SCOTUS Clarifies “Fraud on the Market” Procedure in Securities Class Actions

Investors suing for damages in a private securities fraud action under the U.S. securities laws must prove, among other things, that they relied on the defendant’s misstatement when they bought or sold a security. In Basic v…more
| Civil Procedure, Business Torts, Securities Law
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