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CDC Guidance for Employers for the Coronavirus

February 26, 2020 | Client Alert

The CDC published guidance for employers for planning and responding to COVID-19. Since developments concerning the virus are fluid, HR Professionals should check the CDC’s website daily for updates.

Good News! EEOC Charges Decline in Illinois.

February 26, 2020 | Client Alert

EEOC charges filed in Illinois and nationally are declining. Illinois saw 6,098 EEOC charges filed in 2011. That number has declined steadily since 2016 to a record low of 3,928 charges in Fiscal Year 2019. Illinois is not an outlier. EEOC charges have materially declined at the national level as well.

The IDHR Is Now Providing Links to Free Sexual Harassment Training.

February 7, 2020 | Client Alert

The Illinois Department of Human Rights timely published the curriculum for mandatory sexual harassment training in Illinois which is being disseminated through Eventbrite. The IDHR training is free using this platform. Illinois employers are not required to use any one particular training platform to comply with the law.

2020 Law Changes That May Impact Your Estate Plan

February 7, 2020 | Client Alert

With the start of 2020, two new laws took effect that will significantly impact estate planning in Illinois. The new Illinois Trust Code updates and substantially changes the older law that has governed trusts and trustees in Illinois since 1973;… Read More

A Simpler Joint Employment Doctrine

January 20, 2020 | Client Alert

The legal doctrine of joint employment bedevils many employers. Reduced to its essence, joint employment means that an employee can look to two different employers for liability purposes if that employee’s legal rights are violated. For example, if a manufacturing… Read More

Saliva Instead of Urine for Drug Testing?

November 1, 2019 | Client Alert

More employers will drug test their employees as an unintended consequence of the legalization of recreational marijuana. Recently, the federal government posted guidelines for federal employers who use “oral fluid specimens.” Illinois employers should consider testing “oral fluid specimens”… Read More

The NLRB Provides Relief for Employers’ Property Rights

October 22, 2019 | Client Alert

Most of our clients are non-union and pay little attention to what the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) does. Its recent ruling, however, is an important vindication of property rights for non-union and union employers alike. Previous Standard In 2011… Read More