As any high schooler with a smartphone will tell you, your words can haunt you long after you utter them. One high school recently learned the same is true for its employees, thanks to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Read on to see why the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals (whose decisions apply […]
The Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act allowing Illinois residents at least 21 years old to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana flower and five grams of marijuana concentrate for personal use takes effect January 1, 2020, meaning employers need to be ready for recreational use of the drug by their employees.
Question: We have an employee who lives and works out of one state but does work for our office in another state and travels to that office a couple times of month. Do we withhold taxes for the state the employee lives and primarily works in or for the state he often travels to for […]
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR), has announced the first Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) settlement based on the untimely reporting of a breach of unsecured protected health information (PHI).
We all have to start somewhere! Whether you were slinging fries at McDonald’s® or tossing papers before school, we all had a first job, and like many, they weren’t all that glamorous. The same can be said for some of the most famous leaders of American history.
Prior to 2014, there were only 4 paid sick leave laws in effect nationwide. That number has grown to more than 30 laws, covering several states, cities, and counties. The infographic below provides a broader picture of which states, cities, and counties offer paid sick leave laws. UPDATE: The infographic below reflects the new law […]
In Illinois, employees soon will be able to use their sick days to care for family members.
Employers in Illinois must now allow workers 2 weeks’ unpaid leave for the death of a child. Illinois appears to be the second state to mandate bereavement leave for private employers; Oregon adopted a similar measure in 2014.
Productivity and employee engagement go hand in hand. Without engaged employees, you get unproductive people. However, it may not be your workers who are to blame; it could just be the industry you’re in!
By Kelly Smith-Haley, JD, Fox, Swibel, Levin & Carroll, LLP A recent case from a federal court judge in Chicago provides a useful overview of certain statutes that rarely make headlines but nevertheless set the bar for nursing mothers. So dust off the breast pump, spruce up the office lactation room, and settle in for […]