As we near the end of October, Illinois employers are reminded to submit their 2019 “final judgment” disclosures to the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) by October 31, 2020. This report must include all “adverse judgments” between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019.
We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.
The U.S. Department of Labor has issued several updated forms for implementing the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the federal statute that provides up to 12 weeks of unpaid leave to eligible employees for medical conditions, and additional time for military leave. The forms are aimed at easing employer interpretation of certifications and eligibility issues.
Supreme Court Issues Landmark Ruling, Extending Federal Anti-Discrimination Protections to the LGBT Workforce
This morning, SCOTUS issued its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, a case heard during the first week of its current term. In the decision, the Court extends anti-discrimination protections in the workplace to LGBT employees, in a 6-3 decision written by Justice Gorsuch and joined by Chief Justice Roberts.
Today President Trump signed in to law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (the “PPPFA”), which substantially modifies certain provisions of the CARES Act related to forgiveness of Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) loans for small businesses, as many recipients of the PPP funds come up on the end of their previously-determined 8-week measurement period for loan forgiveness.