Attention Illinois Local Governments: Statute Requires Action on Harassment Policies

Dec 11, 2017

In November, Illinois Governor Rauner signed Public Act 100-0554.  It imposes specific requirements on the state with regard to policies and procedures required for dealing with sexual harassment.  ...

Is This the End of Work Permits for H-1B Spouses?

Nov 30, 2017

In 2015, many spouses of H-1B visa holders were granted a wish they had long been waiting for—the opportunity to work in the U.S. However, this wish may turn into a bad dream if President Trump ...

Top 3 Questions Regarding OSHA

Nov 29, 2017

Employers: learn the latest on OSHA guidance in just three minutes. Lowenbaum Law Partner Adam Hirtz explains what employers need to know about: Is mandatory post-accident drug testing ...

Top Legal News for Employers

Nov 07, 2017

Here are the most read legal updates for employers from last month: Employers Beware: Recommended Steps in Light of Sexual Harassment Publicity Top 4 Questions: Hiring and Employment ...

Employers Beware: Recommended Steps in Light of Sexual Harassment Publicity

Nov 01, 2017

Everyone who keeps up with recent news has by now heard numerous stories about the sexual harassment claims against Harvey Weinstein. Other Hollywood figures have also been accused – some of more ...

News about the Americans with Disabilities Act

Oct 25, 2017

A heads up for HR: the Seventh Circuit recently issued a rare victory for employers, finding that a long-term leave of absence is not a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with ...

Dept. of Labor Proposes Delay of New Rules Governing Disability Claims

Oct 16, 2017

Last week, the Department of Labor (DOL) proposed a 90-day delay of the new rules that require amending ERISA-covered employee benefit plan claims procedures with regard to disability claims filed on ...

Top 4 Questions: Hiring and Employment Agreements

Oct 10, 2017

Learn the latest guidance on hiring and legal employment agreements - in just three minutes. Lowenbaum Law Partner Tom Chibnall explains what employers need to know about interview questions to ...

Premium Processing Resumes for Some H-1B Petitions

Sep 22, 2017

On Sept. 18, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) issued a memo stating that it will resume accepting requests for Premium Processing (i.e., expedited case processing) for ...

Employers Must Use New Form I-9 Starting Monday

Sep 15, 2017

In July 2017, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) once again revised its Employment Eligibility Verification Form I-9, which must be used for all new hires and ...
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