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, ...

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 ...
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