The Secure Act – Congress Just Moved the Goalposts07 / 01 / 2020
By Patrick D. Owens The Setting Each Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act passed Congress on December 20, 2020, effective January 1, 2020[i]. By now most of us are aware of the important terms of the latest federal tax….
Personal Jurisdiction Over Nonresidents Gets a Shot in the ‘Long-Arm’06 / 26 / 2020
By Jonathan R. Ksiazek In Illinois, the exercise of personal jurisdiction over nonresident defendants is authorized under the “long-arm” statute found in section 2-209 of the Code of Civil Procedure (735 ILCS 5/2-209 (West 2012)). The United States Supreme Court….
U.S. Supreme Court Extends Federal Protections for LGBTQ Employees. What does it Mean for Illinois Employers?06 / 26 / 2020
By Karuna S. Brunk On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court released its decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, Georgia, holding that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees….