Legal Alerts

Jan 23, 2017

To Avoid Stiff Penalties, Employers Must Use New Form I-9

As of Jan. 22, 2017, all employers must use a new version of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification form, for all new hires and Section 3 ...
Nov 23, 2016

Federal Judge Stuffs the DOL’s Turkey: New FLSA Regulations Enjoined

            Employers have been granted a surprise reprieve from the onerous overtime regulations promulgated by the federal Department of ...
Sep 1, 2016

Illinois Employers Beware of Employee Sick Leave Act and Child Bereavement Leave Act

Two laws recently enacted by the Illinois legislature affect most Illinois employers. These include: The Child Bereavement Leave Act This ...
Jun 16, 2016

Take Action Now: Persuader Rule Update

With its new "persuader rules" scheduled to become effective July 1, 2016, the Department of Labor (DOL) is feeling the heat of withering criticism. ...
May 18, 2016

Final Rule Issued by DOL Raising the Minimum Required Salary for Exempt Status under FLSA

Today, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) formally issued the final regulations that will increase the required salary an employee must receive to ...
Mar 24, 2016

Department of Labor Issues Controversial Union “Persuader” Rule

Yesterday, the Department of Labor issued its long-awaited and controversial "persuader" rule requiring companies to disclose when they seek advice ...
Mar 18, 2016

Big Changes Are Coming to Overtime Laws Very Soon

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Labor submitted its final overtime rule to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. While the ...
Mar 9, 2016

News from the EEOC: Charging Parties to Gain Access to Employer Responses

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently announced that, for all charges filed with the EEOC as of Jan. 1, 2016 and later, ...
Oct 6, 2015

Central States Pension Fund Proposes to Cut Benefits for Participants and Retirees

The Teamsters Central States, Southeast & Southwest Areas Pension Fund, Rosemont, Ill. (Pension Fund), is seeking permission to cut benefits for ...
Sep 9, 2015

Many Employment-Based Green Card Filings Can Now be Filed Sooner

With the issuance of the October 2015 Visa Bulletin, the U.S. Department of State ("DOS") has drastically changed the visa filing timelines for ...
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