The Secure Act – Congress Just Moved the Goalposts
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’
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?
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….
What You Should Know About the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act
By Jonathan R. Ksiazek On June 5, 2020, the President signed into law the Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020, H.R. 7010 (the “Flexibility Act”). The Flexibility Act amends the CARES Act and makes significant changes to Small Business….
Attention Chicago Businesses – The Chicago Fair Workweek Is Coming
By Karuna S. Brunk Just as employers are starting to reopen the workplace, the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance hits Chicago businesses effective July 1, 2020. Let’s review the Ordinance: Covered Employers & Employees Generally, employers with at least 100 employees….
The Health Care Provider Exemption from the FFCRA
By Karuna S. Brunk We previously outlined the paid leave employee entitlements under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). Sections 3105 and 5102 of the FFCRA specifically exempt certain employees who are health care providers or emergency responders from….