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Employers May Require Covid Vaccinations of Their Employees

December 29, 2020 | Client Alert

Employers may require that employees be vaccinated against Covid as a condition of employment, unless the employee has a recognized disability under the ADA, or in the instance of a sincerely held religious belief. This is according to recent EEOC Guidance which is set forth more fully at the bottom of this article.

Predictive Scheduling is Coming to Chicago

December 9, 2020 | Client Alert

On January 1, 2021, Chicago employers will be subject to some of the most expansive predictive scheduling laws in the country. Predictive scheduling laws require employers to post employee work schedules a fixed number of days in advance of when the work is to be performed.

Remote I-9 Documentation Allowed Until December 31, 2020

December 1, 2020 | Client Alert

The 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.

2020 Post-Election Planning

October 28, 2020 | Client Alert

As 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.