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We address issues, cases and matters of statutory and regulatory compliance of employment law that can impact a business' growth and profitability.

Employer Law Blog
February 5, 2020

Senate Bill 75 and its Impact of Illinois Employers

In July 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed Senate Bill 75 in to law, with the majority of its requirements effective January 1, 2020. The bill addresses gender violence accommodations, union representation of members with a conflict of interest in sexual harassment allegations, non-disparagement and non-disclosure provisions in separation agreements, and extension of sexual harassment prohibitions to contract workers and consultants.

Employer Law Blog
January 21, 2020

EMPLOYER ALERT - US Department of Labor Issues Final Rules on Joint Employment and “Regular Rate of Pay”

The  DOL finally provided some reasonable guidance as to joint employer status for wage and hour purposes. The DOL explained the stated purpose of this final rule is to "promote certainty for employers and employees, reduce litigation, promote greater uniformity among court decisions, and encourage innovation in the economy."