Conducting a human resources audit: A primerBy Mark A. SpognardiOctober 2017This primer should prove helpful to all employers that are committed to having solid and lawful employment and labor relations policies and practices.
Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program ActBy Bernard G. PeterAugust 2017An overview of this Act, which requires most employers in Illinois to offer a retirement program or provide employees a payroll deposit retirement savings arrangement provided for by the Act as of July 1, 2017.
An initial call for more enhanced UDRPBy Colin T.J. O’BrienAugust 2017Since its launch on December 1, 1999, the Uniform Domain-Name Dispute-Resolution Policy (“UDRP”) has been an effective tool to quickly remove domain names which infringe upon the trademark rights of others on the Internet.
Plan audit checklistBy Bernard G. PeterOctober 2017A list of the actions that should be taken to determine whether plan operations comply with plan provisions.
President Trump issues updated immigration orderBy Jacob Hogg & Rebecca ManciniMarch 2017Foreign national employees who are from one of the listed countries should refrain from international travel for the duration of the ban – until June 14, 2017, or until further notice.
USCIS to suspend premium processing service beginning April 3By Rebecca Mancini & Jacob HoggMarch 2017USCIS indicated that the temporary suspension will help them reduce overall H-1B processing times and to prioritize adjudication of pending petitions in a backlog. It is anticipated that the suspension will last for up to six months.
Why do powerful serial harassers get away with it for so long?By Richard T. SeymourDecember 2017This article discusses the standards developed under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which forbids harassment based on sex, race, and other protected characteristics, and also forbids retaliation against those who oppose unlawful actions or participate in the Title VII enforcement process.