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Oct
09
2020
Gary Savine will speak at this year's annual Narcolepsy Network conference. The topic is disability accommodations for narcolepsy patients.
Apr
21
2020
In this exceedingly trying time for workplaces, what role can empathy play in helping to enforce rules and standards?
Apr
02
2020
Small businesses of less than 50 employees can who need to hold on to their workers and for whom the cost of leave is prohibitive can be exempted from the FFCRA, with some exceptions.
Apr
28
2020
Gary Savine will be a featured panelist in a webinar about Coronavirus and the workplace.
Mar
20
2020
The emergence of COVID-19 has created new federal emergency sick and family leave requirements. We answer frequently asked questions in this post.
Feb
26
2020
Recently, the US Department of Labor (DOL) published its final overtime rule, which changed exemption levels for white collar employees. You can find it in full on the DOL’s website. The final rule became effective January 1, 2020, which gave employers very little time to review and adjust the pay of their exempt workforce to comply with the law. For those who may still be catching up, here’s what you need to know...
Feb
10
2020
Providing a safe working environment includes managing pandemics, like Coronavirus. Marketplace Morning Report (2/10/20) explores how to raise health as a topic in the workplace to keep all employees informed and safe.
Jan
28
2020
Illinois employers still have time to dust off their strategies for complying with paid sick time laws, including special duties that trigger only during public health emergencies, but they must act quickly or face a costly absenteeism crisis.
Jan
13
2020
On January 1, 2020, recreational cannabis use became legal in the State of Illinois. But as we previously reported here, Illinois’ new cannabis law raised questions about whether employers could continue workplace cannabis testing under circumstances previously taken for granted, including pre-employment and random testing. On December 4, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Public Act 101-593 (The “Amendments”) in an apparent attempt to answer those questions and include certain new protections for workplace drug testing. Today’s post describes these amendments and identifies what employers should do now.