September 7, 2021 | Client AlertOn August 20, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Illinois House Bill 3582 amending the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (“VESSA”) to provide broader protection to employees seeking job-protected leave under VESSA. The amendments are effective January 1, 2022.
From Clingen Callow & McLean
Tax Credits Are Available For Complications That May Result From Vaccines
August 16, 2021 | Client AlertThe American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARP) permits employers to claim tax credits if they provide employees paid sick and family leave related to Covid-19. Both the leave and the tax credits are scheduled to expire on September 30, 2021.
Fertility Benefits Can Provide a Competitive Advantage for Illinois Employers.
August 12, 2021 | Client AlertThe U.S. is facing a labor shortage and so is Illinois. A July 2021 NFIB survey of small business owners reports 49% of business owners have unfilled job openings, far in excess of the 22% historical average for the last 48 years. Employers are struggling to fill a record 8.1 million job openings.
Finally, Some Good News for Illinois Employers When Defending BIPA Suits.
August 2, 2021 | Client AlertIllinois employers are subject to the strictest biometric privacy law in the country. Since its passage in 2008, the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) regulates private employer use of employee biometric information.