July 26, 2022 | Client AlertCCM is pleased to announce that Dean Leffelman and Chris McCleary have joined the firm as Of Counsel in our corporate department.
ILLINOIS EMPLOYERS FACE NEW EQUAL PAY ACT REPORTING REQUIREMENTS BEGINNING MARCH 24, 2022
March 15, 2022 | Client Alert
In recent years, Illinois has enacted a number of laws intended to address historical pay inequities among genders, races and other protected categories. Among these laws, is the Illinois Equal Pay Act (the “IEPA”), which provides that employees of a… Read More
CCM congratulates Gregory P. Adamo and Jodi L. Henninger in becoming Members of the firm
January 11, 2022 | Client AlertCCM is pleased to announce that Gregory P. Adamo and Jodi L. Henninger have been promoted to Members of the firm.
Supreme Court to Weigh in on Vaccine Mandates at the Eleventh Hour
January 6, 2022 | Client AlertOn December 22, 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States issued an order granting expedited review of legal challenges to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (“OSHA”) COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Emergency Temporary Standard (“ETS”) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule (“CMS Vaccine Mandate”).
Defamation is More Damaging than Discrimination
December 17, 2021 | Client AlertEmployer’s defamatory remarks after an employee is fired can subject that employer to much greater liability than a wrongful discharge or discrimination case.
Mandatory Vaccines for Employers With More than 100 Employees
November 9, 2021 | Client AlertWhat you should know about OSHA’s emergency temporary standard requiring employers with 100 or more employees to implement mandatory vaccination policies.
Religious Exemptions for Workplace Vaccination Requirements
October 28, 2021 | Client AlertThe EEOC released an updated COVID-19 FAQ providing information on religious objections to workplace vaccine requirements.
Illinois VESSA Leave 2.0
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.
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.