Illinois Employers Beware of Employee Sick Leave Act and Child Bereavement Leave Act

Sep 01, 2016

Two laws recently enacted by the Illinois legislature affect most Illinois employers. These include: The Child Bereavement Leave Act This Act took effect July 29, 2016 and applies to all ...

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The Latest News from the NLRB to Hospitals: The Right to Picket Trumps Patient Care

Aug 16, 2016

In a decision issued last week, the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB” or the “Board”) gave off-duty employees of acute care hospitals carte blanche authority to picket outside hospital ...

Changes to ACA Reporting for 2016: Are you Ready for the Second Round?

Applicable Large Employers (50 or more full-time and full-time equivalent employees in 2015) and Self-Funded Plan Sponsors (employers who sponsor self-funded group health plans) must provide plan ...

Top Ten Benefits Compliance Issues for Open Enrollment

Aug 09, 2016

As we get closer to the vast majority of employers’ open enrollment period for 2017 benefit programs, special attention should be paid to new heath and welfare plan compliance issues. Changes to ...

Top Legal Updates

Aug 05, 2016

Don't miss our top legal updates from last month: Labor Relations: NLRB Says: Settle or ElseBenefits: DOL Proposes Major Changes to Annual Reporting Requirements for Health Plans PCOR Fees Due ...

Top Legal Updates

Jul 20, 2016

Don't miss our top legal updates from last month: Wage & Hour Law: Supreme Court "Punts" on FLSA Service Advisor Exemption at DealershipsLabor Relations: Take Action Now: Persuader Rule ...

DOL Proposes Major Changes to Annual Reporting Requirements for Health Plans

Jul 18, 2016

Major changes to annual reporting requirements for health plans are in the works. Group health plans of all sizes, including those with fewer than 100 members that are currently exempt from reporting ...

NLRB Says: Settle or Else…

Jul 14, 2016

In a seemingly innocuous memo dated July 1, 2016, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) significantly increased pressure on federal contractor employers to settle unfair labor practice charges ...

Alert: PCOR Fees Due Aug. 1 for Self-funded Group Health Plans

Jul 11, 2016

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) developed the Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Institute to improve the quality of information available to help patients, clinicians, caregivers, employers, ...

OSHA Penalties to Increase Aug. 1

Jul 07, 2016

The Department of Labor (DOL) recently announced that maximum penalties for violations of the Occupational Safety and Health Act will increase by 78% on Aug. 1, 2016. Thereafter, the DOL will adjust ...
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