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  • August 15, 2014
    The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently issued Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues, its first comprehensive update on the subject of discrimination against pregnant workers since 1983.
  • August 14, 2014
    Interest-Charge Domestic International Sales Corporations (“IC-DISCs”) offer significant potential tax benefits for U.S. companies that export U.S. manufactured products or certain engineering or architectural services with respect to foreign projects. IC-DISCs can provide tax benefits to all types of U.S. exporters, including C- and S-corporations, LLCs and partnerships.
  • August 12, 2014
    The National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel recently authorized complaints to be issued against a major restaurant franchisor as a joint employer along with its franchisees in 43 claims of alleged violations of the NLRA.
  • August 7, 2014
    An employer planning to terminate an employee on H-1B visa status needs to ensure that the termination is undertaken in compliance with not only the employment contract and applicable state and federal law, but also in compliance with Federal regulations unique to H-1B employees.
  • August 6, 2014
    Employees discharged as part of a company restructuring can participate in a collective action lawsuit for unpaid overtime wages under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) despite waiving their collective action rights in severance agreements, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in Killion v. KeHE Distributors, LLC, decided July 30.
  • August 4, 2014
    A new Illinois law that takes effect next year will affect how employers in the state handle job candidates’ criminal records in the hiring process.
  • July 31, 2014
    A lot of attention has been given to a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia (D.C. Court of Appeals) unanimously ruling against President Barack Obama relating to his order stopping Chinese investors from proceeding with their acquisition of four wind farm companies.
  • July 29, 2014
    Governor Pat Quinn recently signed into law amendments to The Illinois Power Agency Act aimed at promoting solar power in Illinois.
  • July 25, 2014
    An employer planning to terminate an employee on H-1B visa status needs to ensure that the termination is undertaken in compliance with not only the employment contract and applicable state and federal law, but also in compliance with Federal regulations unique to H-1B employees.
  • July 15, 2014
    A Multistate Tax Compact (MTC) election is applicable to both the net income base and modified gross receipts base of the Michigan Business Tax, the Michigan Supreme Court ruled in International Business Machines v. Michigan Department of Treasury.