Illinois Employers: Are You Ready For The New Pregnancy Discrimination And Accommodation Amendment?

Oct 03, 2014

Illinois employers need to add another item to their HR “to do” list for 2015. In addition to Illinois’ “Ban the Box” law set to take effect Jan. 1, 2015, employers also need to begin ...

Employers: Investigating Alleged Title VII Violations Just Got More Difficult

Aug 27, 2014

A new ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (Board) will impact, and in many cases limit, employers’ investigations of alleged Title VII violations. In a case involving allegations of ...

The NLRB’s Case Against McDonalds Could Reshape Labor Relations Across Industries

Jul 31, 2014

In recent years, Big Labor and various union-backed groups like Fast Food Forward and Fight for 15 have staged protests, strikes, boycotts, and pickets in an effort to organize restaurant workers and ...

What About Pregnancy Discrimination? The EEOC Issues Guidance Warning Employers to Shape Up or Face the Consequences

Jul 15, 2014

On July 14, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) issued a press release and updated enforcement guidance on pregnancy discrimination and related issues. As the press release ...

Religious Accommodations in the Workplace: EEOC’s Updated Stance with Respect to an Employer’s Obligations

Apr 25, 2014

In late March, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued guidance with respect to an employer’s obligation to grant religious accommodations to employees. Specifically, the guidance ...

Don’t Drown In The “Tip Pool:” St. Louis Restaurants Sued By Ex-Employees For FLSA Violations, Are You Compliant?

Feb 27, 2014

Restaurants are everywhere, and, consequently, are one of the nation’s largest employers. Along with the commonly known HR issues that surround all employers, restaurant employers must be aware of ...

Year-End Qualified Retirement Plan Compliance Checklist

Oct 25, 2013

Employer retirement plan sponsors must be aware of the year-end notice, filing, operational compliance and amendment deadlines to ensure continued tax qualification and legal compliance for qualified ...

Year-end Action Items for Health Care Reform Compliance

Oct 22, 2013

Although the implementation of the employer mandate and reporting requirements under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) have been delayed until 2015, various provisions were not affected by the delay and ...

Buyer beware: Successor Liability for Wage & Hour Claims

Oct 16, 2013

If you are purchasing a business and discover that the seller has unresolved Fair Labor Standard Act (FLSA) claims, proceed with caution.  In its decision earlier this year in Teed v. Thomas & ...
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