Federal Court in Texas Stops Implementation of New FLSA Overtime Rule
On November 22, 2016, just nine days before the implementation of the Department of Labor’s new federal overtime rule, a federal judge in Texas has issued a preliminary injunction stopping the new rule from taking effect as planned on December 1st.
Mandatory E-Filing in Illinois
E-filing in civil cases shall become mandatory in the Illinois Supreme Court and Appellate Courts on July 1, 2017 and in the Circuit Courts on January 1, 2018.
Illinois Supreme Court Decision Abolishes the Public Duty Rule
The Illinois Supreme Court rendered an opinion on January 22, 2016 in Coleman v. East Joliet Fire Protection District abolishing the public duty rule. This decision will have a significant impact on the potential liability of municipal entities.
New Illinois Law Beneficial to Employers When Contesting Unemployment Compensation Claims
On December 4, 2015, the Illinois legislature passed a new amendment to the Illinois Unemployment Insurance Act which is favorable and helpful for employers when contesting an employee’s eligibility for unemployment compensation benefits based on the employee’s “misconduct.”
Employers are Reminded to be Cautious when Disciplining Employees for Cannabis Use
As Illinois marijuana dispensaries open in Illinois, employers are reminded to be cautious when taking adverse action against employees testing positive for cannabis when the employee is a registered qualifying patient using cannabis pursuant to a legal medical prescription.