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FURLOUGH VS. TERMINATION: EMPLOYER OBLIGATIONS REGARDING WAGES, BENEFITS, AND OTHER ISSUES

The coronavirus pandemic is creating quite a lot of chaos within the labor and employment world. Employees are wondering how they are going to get paid and employers are wondering how they are going to pay their employees. Money is tight and everyone is worried. But these moments of high stress are the ones that matter most. It can be easy to make mistakes and run afoul of the law or sound business practices when you feel rushed to take action, especially when it seems like there is a new federal law or municipal order being released every day....
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HOW TO PREPARE YOUR BUSINESS FOR AN INCREASE IN WORKPLACE I-9 ENFORCEMENT IN 2018

What’s hiding in your I-9 files? ICE is Committed to Significant Increase in Worksite Enforcement in 2018 Director Homan signals intent to aggressively target employers that employ illegalsWorkplace immigration compliance is getting increased attention from the government and this year, enforcement actions are expected to be increased significantly. Recently, Acting Immigration and Customers Enforcement Director Thomas Homan has instructed Homeland Security Investigations to increase its time spent on work site enforcement by “four or...
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ARBITRATION AGREEMENTS IN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENTS FOR ILLINOIS BUSINESSES NOW INVALID?

Businessmen review Employers in the past had the ability to thwart an employee’s ability to litigate an employment law related claim in court, whether on their own behalf or as a class-action against the employer. Namely, an Illinois business could have had an arbitration agreement in their employment agreement or employment hand-book that only permitted a disgruntled empl...
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