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Illinois Appellate Court Upholds School District’s Use of “Unduly Burdensome” FOIA Exemption for “Fishing Expedition” Request
December 10, 2018
A recent Illinois Appellate Court decision provides welcome support to a school district or other public body faced with a Freedom of Information Act request that is more akin to a “fishing expedition” than a targeted request for documents.
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Illinois Employers Continue to Be Sued Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
November 30, 2018
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), which became effective in 2008, requires private entities to obtain consent before collecting an individual’s biometric information and further requires businesses to establish policies regarding the extent to which they intend to store, share, and destroy the collected information.
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Ontario is Open for Business - Bill 47 Receives Royal Assent
November 26, 2018
Bill 47, the Making Ontario Open for Business Act, 2018, received Royal Assent on November 21, 2018.
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Wage and Hour Update
November 16, 2018
November has been a busy month in the wage and hour arena.
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CMS On Your Radar - Key employment issues worldwide
November 7, 2018
Our latest edition of On Your Radar contains a number of interesting themes, including the interaction between app based technology and employment law.
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Midterm Elections Bring Big Changes for Missouri Employers
November 7, 2018
Missouri voters took to the polls Tuesday, voting out long term Senator Claire McCaskill and voting in major changes to the employment landscape by approving measures for both minimum wage increases and medical marijuana.
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Update Your Background Check Forms
October 30, 2018
On September 21, a provision in the new Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act kicked in that required employers to update their background check forms to advise applicants and employees that a “national security freeze” was available to protect them from identity theft.
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Employment Disputes on the Horizon
October 29, 2018
We recently were invited to present our assessment of what we think employment disputes of the future will involve.
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Court Finds Nevada Law Requires Employer To Pay Employees For Time Spent On Security Screenings
October 24, 2018
On September 19, 2018, a federal circuit court ruled that time spent by hourly employees waiting for and undergoing a mandatory security screening was compensable time under Nevada wage and hour law.
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New York State Revised Sexual Harassment Policy, Complaint Form, and Training Released
October 2, 2018
Approximately one-week before the deadline for employers to revise their sexual harassment policies, and after reviewing hundreds of comments from the public on its previously-released draft sexual harassment policy, complaint form, and training, New York State issued updated guidance, as well as a final model policy, complaint form, training, and revised Frequently Asked Questions on these topics.
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Employers with 50-Plus Full-Time Employees Should be Prepared to Respond to IRS Penalty Notices under ACA
September 27, 2018
Late last year, the IRS began enforcing the employer mandate under the Affordable Care Act (the “ACA”) by sending letters to large employers containing proposed Employer Shared Responsibility Payments (“ESRPs”).
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Illinois Employers Now Required to Reimburse Employee Expenses
September 25, 2018
In late August, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act requiring employers to reimburse employees for “all necessary expenditures or losses incurred by [employees].”
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Dec 13

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