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Voting Regulations

By Walter J. Liszka / October 17, 2018

With the hotly contested Mid-Term Elections that are coming up on Tuesday, November 6, 2018, all Employers in the State of Illinois should be aware of their obligations with regard to their employees, both with regard to actual voting and with regard to their employees serving as an Election Judge or Precinct Official. TIME OFF…

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New Illinois Expense Reimbursement Law

By Joseph H. Laverty / October 15, 2018

Placing new legal burdens on employers in Illinois, on August 26, 2018, Governor Rauner signed into law an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (IWPCA), requiring employers to reimburse their employees for all expenses within the scope of “necessary expenditures incurred by the employee within the employee’s scope of employment and directly…

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Three New Laws Affecting Employers Became Effective January 1, 2018

By Joseph H. Laverty / January 24, 2018

I. Illinois Amends State Genetic Information Privacy Act Illinois has amended the state Genetic Information Privacy Act (GIPA). Amended Law Under the amendment, an employer is prohibited from penalizing an employee who does not disclose his or her genetic information or does not choose to participate in a program requiring disclosure of the employee’s genetic…

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Employer Concern (Fear?) in 2018

By Walter J. Liszka / January 11, 2018

As we open the book on Calendar 2018, there are various concerns for Employers. Obviously, the recent passage of a major overhaul of the United States Tax Code will present many opportunities to Employers, both from an accounting perspective (alleged tax savings) and also from a perspective of handling payroll systems. Obviously, this will be…

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Take Steps to Avoid Overly Inflated Performance Reviews

By Joseph H. Laverty / December 22, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end, many companies will perform their annual employee performance reviews. Companies typically do performance reviews at the beginning of the calendar or their fiscal year or at the employee’s anniversary with the company. No matter when you perform reviews, companies need to be careful that managers do not over rate…

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End of the Year HR Self-Audits

By Joseph H. Laverty / December 14, 2017

As 2017 comes to an end and 2018 is about to begin, it is a very good time to conduct a HR self-audit to make sure your company is in compliance with all HR and employment laws Every HR audit is different but the goal of the audit is to determine if your company is…

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Illinois Responsible Job Creation Act

By Walter J. Liszka / October 20, 2017

Effective as of June 1, 2018, the Illinois Responsible Job Creation Act, which amends the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (820 ILCS 175/1 et seq.), is intended to strengthen and stiffen the Temporary Staffing Industry Regulation. It is alleged that there are over five hundred thousand (500,000) Temporary Workers in the State of Illinois…

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Illinois Privacy Issues

By Walter J. Liszka / September 26, 2017

A Chicago law firm, Edelson P.C., that bills itself as the “Plaintiff Class Action Powerhouse” has launched three (3) separate class action lawsuits in the Cook County court system for what is alleged as violations of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (740 ILCS 14/1 et seq.). This Act, which became effective as of October 3,…

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Harvey and Irma – Employer’s Dilemma

By Walter J. Liszka / September 14, 2017

The effects of Harvey and Irma will have longstanding impact on the expenditure of federal resources and the everyday life of Texas and Florida citizens. They are also a reminder to all businesses of the impact of natural events and the importance of disaster recovery planning. A business’ first concern should always be the safety…

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Not if, But When: Employers Must Have Plan in Place to React to; Data Breaches Compromising Employee Records

By Wessels Sherman / June 24, 2017

On behalf of Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C. posted in Other on Saturday, June 24, 2017. Last year U.S. companies and government agencies reported 1,093 data security breaches, a 40 percent increase from 2015. The high-profile breaches include the hacking that affected more than 1,000 Wendy’s Co. chains in July 2016. Just last…

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