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Category Archives: Labor & Employment

Employers in Illinois Take Note: Pregnancy Accommodation Amendments Go Into Effect January 1, 2015

As of January 1, 2015, the recently enacted pregnancy accommodation amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) will go into effect, requiring many Illinois employers to update or change their policies and practices with regard to the expecting and new mothers in their workforce.  Read below for the highlights of the IHRA’s pregnancy-related amendments, …

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President Obama’s Executive Orders on Immigration – Interagency Cooperation and DOL Initiatives

On November 20, 2014, President Obama announced a series of executive actions designed to reduce the strain on the country’s immigration system.  Many of these policies will have a direct effect on employers and the business community and demonstrate that the increased interagency cooperation and enforcement we have seen in recent years will continue. The …

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