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 ...

Top Legal Updates

Nov 04, 2016

Don't miss our top legal updates from last month: Wage and Hour Law: New Illinois Non-Compete Act Regarding Low-Wage Workers is Signed into Law Event: Is More Overtime Pay Coming Your ...

Path to Legal Immigration is Getting Even More Costly

Nov 02, 2016

Fees charged by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for immigration applications are going up later this year, with some charges more than doubling. The increase comes from ...

OSHA Enforcement of Employers’ Drug Testing Rule Delayed Until Dec. 1

Oct 24, 2016

Earlier this year, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that an employer cannot require drug testing after a work-related injury unless drug use is “likely to have ...

Called Out on Strike but Still in the Game: The NLRB GC’s New Approach to Permanent Strike Replacements

Oct 10, 2016

The National Labor Relations Board’s General Counsel (GC) is urging the NLRB Board to reverse almost eighty years of precedent concerning an employer’s unfettered right to use permanent ...

Top Legal Updates

Sep 08, 2016

Don't miss our top legal updates from last month: Labor Relations: Latest News from the NLRB to Hospitals: the Right to Picket Trumps Patient Employee Benefits: Changes to ACA Reporting for ...

New Illinois Non-Compete Act Regarding Low Wage Workers Signed into Law

Sep 07, 2016

The new Illinois Freedom to Work Act, signed into law last month, prohibits private employers from entering into non-compete agreements with low-wage employees. The law goes into effect on Jan. 1, ...
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