What Employers Should Do Given the President’s Order Blocking Certain Foreign Nationals

Jan 30, 2017

President Trump’s executive order “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United States” temporarily suspends entry of both immigrant and nonimmigrant visa holders from ...

Employers: It’s Time to Evaluate Disability Claims Procedures

Jan 27, 2017

In light of new regulations, employers should immediately evaluate their disability benefits claims procedures. The Department of Labor issued final regulations revising the required claims ...

Jan 23, 2017

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 reverifications. The new version was published on ...

The Top 9 Legal Updates for Employers in 2016

Jan 17, 2017

Employers face a myriad of changing rules and regulations.  Here are the top nine legal updates for employers from last year: Is the Cure Worse than the Disease? Impact of New OSHA Regulations ...

Out with the Old; In with the New

Dec 28, 2016

After a Tough Regulatory Year for Employers, Positive Signs Appear for 2017 By any measure, 2016 was a challenging year for employers.  Regulations issued by the U.S. Department of Labor, National ...

All Illinois Employers Are Now Required to Provide Leave Under the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act

Dec 23, 2016

The Illinois legislature has recently amended the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) to require ALL employers to provide various lengths of leave for employees who have been victims ...

Relief Granted for Health Reimbursement Arrangements Offered to Employees by Small Employers

Dec 16, 2016

This week, President Obama signed into law the 21st Century Cures Act which, in part, will allow small employers to use stand-alone health reimbursement arrangements (HRAs) to provide employees with ...

Top Legal Updates

Dec 08, 2016

Don't miss our top legal updates from last month: Labor Relations  DOL Persuader Rules Fail to Persuade Federal Judge Stuffs the DOL's Turkey: New FLSA Regulations Enjoined Employee ...

OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Provisions Take Effect Today: Do Mandatory Drug Testing Policies Comply?

Dec 01, 2016

Despite efforts to keep the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) from enforcing the anti-retaliation provision of its new recordkeeping rule, the rule will take effect today. Earlier ...

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

Nov 23, 2016

Employers have been granted a surprise reprieve from the onerous overtime regulations promulgated by the federal Department of Labor (DOL) scheduled for implementation on Dec. 1, 2016.  Yesterday, a ...
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