Did the Parties Agree to Arbitrate Their Disputes?
A recent federal appellate case serves as a reminder that it is best practice to provide a written copy of an arbitration agreement and have individuals sign an acknowledgment of receipt and review of the arbitration provision.
How to handle the pot-smoking Illinois employee
Effective January 1, 2020, the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act will allow Illinois residents over 21 years of age to legally possess certain amounts of marijuana, which means Illinois employers will begin to have workers who lawfully have traces of marijuana in their system.
Janus v. AFSME Council 31: The aftermath
The Supreme Court held in Janus v. AFSME Council 31 that the mandatory collection of agency fees is a violation of the First Amendment rights of public employees who do not wish to belong to a union.
Likely new Illinois statutes
The Illinois General Assembly recently passed a number of bills that, if signed by Governor Pritzker, would impose significant new duties upon Illinois employers.
OSHA increases civil penalties to adjust for inflation
On January 23, 2019, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) published a final rule in the Federal Register increasing civil penalties assessed or enforced by the DOL, including the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Social security no match letters to resume in 2019
Common questions and answers about no-match letters, which are sent by the Social Security Administration (SSA) to employers that have submitted a wage report containing a reported name, Social Security number, or a combination for an employee that do not match SSA records.
Tax considerations when settling an employment claim
There are a number of issues to consider before writing up a settlement agreement and making sure all parties involved know what their obligations are for reporting and paying the proper amount of taxes.
Top 10 OSHA citations
The top 10 Occupational Safety and Health Administration violations for the 2018 fiscal year.