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Illinois Labor Shortage: Practical Suggestions for Employers

May 15, 2019 | Client Alert

The top issue for many Illinois employers is the state’s labor shortage. According to Moody’s Analytics, Illinois faces a real demographic challenge: lower unemployment, an aging population, out migration to faster growing states, and lower immigration which all translate… Read More

DOL Provides Helpful Guidance on Joint Employment

May 1, 2019 | Client Alert

Theologians we will never settle “How many angels can dance on the head of a pin?” But human resource professionals know that more than one entity can be an employer of the same employee. Indeed, we wrote about “joint… Read More

No-Match Letters Are Back: Ignore Them At Your Peril

April 5, 2019 | Client Alert

When it comes in the mail, it will appear innocuous enough – a simple letter from the Social Security Administration (SSA). Even its official name is non-threatening – Employer Correction Request (aka No-Match Letter). Some employers may never have… Read More

Employee Privacy Rights on the Ascendancy in Illinois

February 8, 2019 | Client Alert

The Illinois Supreme Court’s recent decision in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp. holds two lessons for Illinois employers. First, Illinois employers must scrupulously comply with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“Act”). No quarter will be given… Read More

New Employment Law Obligations for Illinois Employers in 2019

December 5, 2018 | Client Alert

Taking Effect in 2018 Illinois Human Rights Act The Illinois’ Human Rights Act was amended effective August 24, 2018 and it now requires all Illinois employers to advise employees of their right to be free from harassment, discrimination, and retaliation… Read More