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Teleworking and Home Office Supply Reimbursement Requirements for Illinois Employers

Posted On January 7, 2021

by Christine Self As schools and other employers continue or transition back to remote school and teleworking with the latest spikes in COVID-19 cases, employers must consider several employment issues about employee rights under those conditions. There are many considerations for employers as they request or require their employees to telework or when employees request
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Extension of Presidential Proclamation 10052 and Impact on H-1B, L-1, and J-1 Visa Holders

Posted On January 5, 2021

by Kristine Nazir On December 31, 2020, President Trump extended Proclamation 10052 until March 31, 2021.  Proclamation 10052 suspended the entry of certain H-1B, L-1, and J-1 visa holders into the United States in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, it is unknown if President-elect Biden will rescind the Proclamation when he takes
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EEOC Proposes Substantially Amended Religious Discrimination Section for its Compliance Manual

Posted On December 17, 2020

by Jim Layton On a 3-2 party-line vote, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission recently proposed a substantial revision of Section 12: Religious Discrimination in the EEOC Compliance Manual. The Manual provides comprehensive guidance to EEOC investigators, employers, and employees with regard to EEOC enforcement of the Civil Rights Laws. The current version of the Manual
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DOL Announces Timeline to Comply with Court Order Regarding H-1B Workers

Posted On December 7, 2020

As recently reported in our firm insight, on December 1, 2020, a federal judge struck down certain policies proposed by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) and Department of Homeland Security affecting the H-1B visa program, including changes to the H-1B visa program’s required wage system. In some instances, the new policies resulted in a more
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Court Strikes Down Proposed DHS and DOL Regulations for H-1B Workers

Posted On December 3, 2020

by Kristine Nazir On December 1, 2020, a federal judge struck down the policies proposed by the Department of Labor and Department of Homeland Security regarding H-1B visa holders, finding the policies were created in violation of the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”). The first policy, unveiled by the Department of Labor on October 6, 2020,
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Upcoming Deadlines and Training Requirements for Illinois Employers

Posted On October 27, 2020

by Christine Self Illinois Sexual Harassment Training The Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) was amended by P.A. 101- 0221 to require that all Illinois employers, regardless of size, provide annual sexual harassment training to all employees. The initial training must be completed and documented by December 31, 2020 and annually thereafter. The Illinois Department of
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