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 ...

DOL Persuader Rules Fail to Persuade

Nov 22, 2016

Employers have been handed a rare reprieve from the Obama administration’s draconian attempts to encourage union organizing. On Nov. 16, a federal judge issued a ruling permanently blocking the ...

IRS Issues Limited Extension for Employer ACA Reporting Deadlines

Nov 21, 2016

The Internal Revenue Service is extending the deadline to provide employees and covered individuals 2016 Affordable Care Act (ACA) information reporting. Notice 2016-70, issued by the IRS last ...

Election Hangover: What Immigration Policies Are We Waking Up To?

Nov 15, 2016

Since the election I have received many inquiries about the future of our immigration laws under President-elect Trump. While the future remains to be seen, employers can expect heightened scrutiny ...
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