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Missouri increases minimum wage to $7.50/hour

Effective January 1, 2014, most employers in Missouri are now required to pay a minimum wage of $7.50 per hour, which is higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour.  The only exception to the Missouri minimum wage increase is for those retail or service employers who have annual gross sales of less…

Is the “failure-to-conciliate” affirmative defense available to employers? Not in the Seventh Circuit.

If the EEOC investigates a claim and determines that discrimination or retaliation has occurred, it is statutorily required to attempt to resolve findings of discrimination through “informal methods of conference, conciliation, and persuasion.”

MEDICAL MARIJUANA: Unanswered questions for Illinois employers

On January 1, 2014, Illinois became the 21st state in the U.S. to legalize use of marijuana for medicinal purposes, at least during the four year pilot program. This new law raises a number of questions for Illinois employers, many of them currently unanswered. There are no Illinois court cases interpreting this new law, so…

FMLA: Retaliation and Interference – Two Paths

The FMLA provides certain protections to employees. It is important that employers familiarize themselves with these protections. Employees claiming FMLA leave  have two separate potential paths of recovery against employers – retaliation and interference. Retaliation Employees are protected against retaliation for: Taking leave under the FMLA; Opposing employment practices that violate the FMLA; Giving information,…

DON’T ASK – DON’T TELL: Social Media Privacy in the Workplace

The Illinois Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act [820 ILCS 55/10] has long prohibited employers from asking job applicants whether they have ever filed a workers’ compensation claim against a former employer. After January 13, 2013, employers will also be prohibited from asking existing employees and job applicants for the password to their social…

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