Impact | Business Risk Management Blog

Subscribe

Blog Editor

Topics

Archives

Posts by Scott Cruz
By Scott Cruz on April 21, 2021

A new Ordinance in the city of Chicago will prohibit Chicago employers from firing or disciplining workers who leave work to get a COVID-19 vaccine during the workers’ normally scheduled work hours. The Chicago City Council unanimously approved the Ordinance on April 21, 2021, and the Ordinance goes into effect immediately.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email
By Scott Cruz on March 30, 2021

On March 23, 2021, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 1480, the Employee Background Fairness Act. This impacts certain Illinois employers because it imposes new reporting and registration requirements concerning employee demographics and pay under the Illinois Business Corporation Act (IBCA) and the Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA), and creates new whistleblower anti-retaliation protections under the IEPA. The amendments take effect immediately.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email
By Scott Cruz on March 25, 2021

On March 23, 2021, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 1480, the Employee Background Fairness Act. This impacts Illinois employers because it imposes new obligations under the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) on the way they can use criminal convictions to assess employment eligibility for applicants and current employees. It also imposes new reporting and registration requirements concerning employee demographics under the Illinois Business Corporation Act (IBCA) and the Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA) and creates new whistleblower anti-retaliation protections under the IEPA.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email
By Scott Cruz on March 21, 2021

Greensfelder's Scott Cruz wrote an article that was published by the Daily Herald, discussing the circumstances under which employers may implement a mandatory or voluntary COVID-19 vaccine program, as well as what exceptions could conflict with such programs.

Read the full article here.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email
By Scott Cruz on March 17, 2021

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). Among its many provisions, the ARP addresses paid sick and family leave under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), and payroll tax credits for providing such paid leave.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email
By Scott Cruz on September 14, 2020

On September 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised FFCRA regulations that clarify workers’ rights and employers’ responsibilities under the FFCRA’s paid leave provisions, specifically the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act (EPSL) and Emergency Family and Medical Leave Expansion Act (EFMLEA). 

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email
By Scott Cruz, T. Christopher Bailey on July 30, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, employers find themselves facing new challenges. Recognizing that the “new norm” has led to workplace circumstances not previously considered, the U.S. Department of Labor issued new guidance to address several wage and hour and leave-related scenarios employers may face. Highlights from the new guidance include:

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email
By Scott Cruz on March 16, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak known as COVID-19 has been spreading around the world, including the United States. Employers must respond in rapid fashion and face a series of questions regarding the impact the virus will have on the workplace. Below are answers to various questions all companies must know.

Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Email

This website uses cookies to improve functionality and performance. If you choose to continue browsing this website, you consent to the use of cookies. Read our Privacy Policy here for details.