Date archive: February 2014

Employee or Independent Contractor? The stakes are high in Illinois

Illinois passed the Employee Classification Act in 2008. It was amended in 2013. (820 ILCS 185/1 et seq.) In a decision issued February 25, 2014, the Illinois Supreme Court rejected a constitutional challenged to the Act.

NLRB waves white flag on Notice of Employee Rights Posting Rule

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) started 2014 by capitulating on its efforts to force employers to post a notice at work which advised employees how they could form a union in order to collectively bargain.  The NLRB announced this mandatory posting rule in August 2011, which would have required all private sector employers, whether…

FMLA Math: 1+1 = 1?

When are two corporations really one corporation? This question becomes crucial for employers when we enter “FMLA World.” Many small business owners keep their eye on that magic number of 50 employees that triggers application of the FMLA. This article discusses some pitfalls for small employers in this counting game. When one corporation owns part…

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