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April 3, 2020 | Client Alert

Commercial landlords and tenants are facing a challenging landscape with the COVID-19 outbreak and its impact on the real estate industry of the United States. With the risks stemming from the outbreak, landlords are encouraged to review leases they have with all tenants and their insurance policies.

IRS Publishes Detailed Guidance on Tax Credits For Employers Who Give Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA – What Documentation May Employers Ask For?

April 2, 2020 | Client Alert

The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (the "FFCRA"), signed by President Trump on March 18, 2020, provides small and midsize employers refundable tax credits that reimburse them, dollar-for-dollar, for the cost of providing paid sick and family leave wages to their employees for leave related to COVID-19.

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.