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The impact of the PRO Act on Construction Employers

When President Biden was on the campaign trail, he promised that he would be “the most pro-union president you’ve ever seen.” He was not kidding. The PRO Act has passed the House. While it is still too early to tell if the PRO Act will make it through the Senate – and, if it does, […]

DOL’S NEW OVERTIME RULE IS FINALLY HERE

On March 7, 2019, U.S. Department of Labor issued its much-anticipated proposed overtime rule raising the salary-level threshold for exempt employees from the current $23,660 to $35,308.  If the Rule becomes effective, employees currently classified as “exempt” but making less than $35,308 will be reclassified as nonexempt and therefore eligible for overtime pay.  In evaluating […]

ILLINOIS MINIMUM WAGE INCREASE: BEYOND THE HEADLINE

On February 19, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed amendments to the Illinois Minimum Wage Law (IMWL) into law, increasing the state minimum wage in stages from the current $8.25 to $15.00 per hour by January 1, 2025. While this action was anticipated, Employers should not overlook other important changes to the IMWL. Damages recoverable by […]

US GOVERNMENT IS BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS, HOW DID THE FEDERAL CONTRACTORS FARE?

US GOVERNMENT IS BACK OPEN FOR BUSINESS, HOW DID THE FEDERAL CONTRACTORS FARE?

SCOTUS STRIKES FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT APPLICATION IN FLSA CLAIM

SCOTUS STRIKES FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT APPLICATION IN FLSA CLAIM

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE LABOR UNIONS FRONT AND CENTER OF GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN DEBATE

FEDERAL EMPLOYEE LABOR UNIONS FRONT AND CENTER OF GOVERNMENT SHUT DOWN DEBATE

ILLINOIS CONTRACTORS NEED TO IMPLEMENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY BEFORE SUBMITTING BIDS

ILLINOIS CONTRACTORS NEED TO IMPLEMENT SEXUAL HARASSMENT POLICY BEFORE SUBMITTING BIDS

AMENDMENT TO ILLINOIS WAGE AND PAYMENT ACT TOOK EFFECT ON JANUARY 1

AMENDMENT TO ILLINOIS WAGE AND PAYMENT ACT TOOK EFFECT ON JANUARY 1

EIGHTH DISTRICT FURTHER CLARIFIES EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY UNDER ADA

EIGHTH DISTRICT FURTHER CLARIFIES EMPLOYER RESPONSIBILITY UNDER ADA

How Will Illinois Manage its Unfunded Pension Liability?

How Will Illinois Manage its Unfunded Pension Liability?