December 1, 2020 | Client AlertThe Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced an extension of their flexible in-person Form I-9 compliance rules due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Employers may continue to verify I-9 documents remotely until December 31, 2020.
Leasing Lite – Proposed Illinois COVID-19 Immunity Act
October 30, 2020 | Client AlertWhat happens if an employee or customer contracts COVID-19 from being on the premises? States are responding to this question in different ways, and some states have decided to legislate concerning limitation of civil liability.
2020 Post-Election Planning
October 28, 2020 | Client AlertAs the November elections quickly approach, this may be a good time for clients to review their estate plans in light of current transfer tax planning opportunities. A change in the administration and Congress could result in a significant reduction in the federal estate and generation-skipping transfer tax exclusion amounts.
Ohio Supreme Court Reduces Employee Privacy Rights a Wee Bit in Lunsford v. Sterilite of Ohio, LLC.
October 7, 2020 | Client AlertThe Ohio Supreme Court recently held that it is not an invasion of privacy for an employer to directly observe employees provide urine samples for drug tests. In Lunsford v. Sterilite of Ohio, L.L.C., employees of Sterilite, claimed Sterilite and U.S. Healthworks (the company administering the drug tests) were invading employee privacy.
Will Your Workplace Require a COVID Vaccination?
September 23, 2020 | Client AlertMany employers will consider requiring employee vaccinations. In certain high-risk workplaces, such as hospitals and nursing homes, vaccination requirements are nothing new. The issue is more complicated for employers not involved in health care.
EEOC Issues Updated Guidance on “What You Should Know” About COVID-19’s Effects on Federal Equal Opportunity Laws
September 9, 2020 | Client AlertYesterday, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released an updated technical document entitled “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEOC Laws (WYSK),” to address questions about COVID19’s effect on laws implicating employers and workers.
CCM Represents Investor in Successful Asset Purchase
August 11, 2020 | Client AlertRally Capital Advisors, a middle market financial and transaction advisory firm has successfully sold substantially all of the assets of Arlington Plating Company (APC) to Garth Davies, a plating industry veteran, and also owner of Midwest Rustproofing and Enameled Steel.
Department of Labor Provides Clarity to FMLA, FLSA, and FFCRA Covid-19 Guidelines
July 30, 2020 | Client AlertIn response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued additional clarifications to their FAQs and guidelines related to the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”), the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”), and the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”).
Department of Labor Publishes Improved FMLA Forms for Employers and Employees.
July 22, 2020 | Client AlertEmployers covered by the Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) are obligated to provide their employees with certain notices so all parties have a common understanding of their rights and obligations under the FMLA.
Bankruptcy Court Determines Illinois COVID-19 Stay-at-Home Orders are Force Majeure Events Sufficient to Partially Excuse Rent
June 25, 2020 | Client AlertMany commercial leases include force majeure provisions that address situations in which one party is prevented or delayed from performing their contractual obligations due to unforeseeable events outside their reasonable control.