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September 4, 2013 – 1,041 views
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The Federal Employees Health Benefits Program (FEHBP) is currently letting go of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) from its initiative. Critics say that this action could have the effect of preventing the next financial crisis. However, the downside is that postal workers will suffer greatly because of this motion. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has noted this grave fact in the... Full Story 
September 4, 2013 – 1,265 views
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This question is extremely important in defining the principles on which the Supreme Court really functions. It is taking precedence among other news today because of the hearing on September 4, 2013 regarding the eligibility of an illegal immigrant obtaining a legal license to practice law in the state of... Full Story 
August 16, 2013 – 1,038 views
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With time, technology has also been advancing and its usage has become even more widespread. With this, litigation and intellectual property laws have become even more relevant. The law is generally protected and categorized under copyrights, trademarks, patent infringement, and trade secrets... Full Story 
August 13, 2013 – 1,082 views
Karina Sterman Esq. - Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP
In the immortal words of Stephen Covey, the genius who convinced us to micro-organize our lives into fifteen minute increments, "Effective leadership is putting first things first. Effective management is discipline, carrying it out." While he likely was referring to the austerity of self-discipline, the same principle applies to discipline of employees... Full Story 
August 6, 2013 – 1,230 views
Jeffrey A. Risch, Esq. - SmithAmundsen LLC
Since 2002, Illinois’ prevailing wage law has been the target for labor unions in seeking to expand the law’s scope and application. As a management-side labor and employment attorney dedicated to a broad spectrum of workplace laws and regulation for both union and non-union employers, I can’t think of any law that has been modified and amended more often. Nearly every legislative session... Full Story 
August 5, 2013 – 1,243 views
Caryl Flannery - SmithAmundsen LLC
On August 1, 2013 Illinois Governor Pat Quinn signed the Compassionate Use of Medical Cannabis Pilot Program Act making Illinois the 20th state to enact some form of medical marijuana legalization. The law goes into effect January 1, 2014, but regulations and full guidelines for implementation will likely not be in place until... Full Story 
August 2, 2013 – 1,104 views
Sara Zorich - SmithAmundsen LLC
On July 17, 2013, Chris Christie, Governor of New Jersey, signed into law the “New Jersey Security and Financial Empowerment Act” (“NJ SAFE Act”) to assist victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. The NJ SAFE Act is applicable to private employers in New Jersey that have 25 or more employees and is effective as... Full Story 
July 26, 2013 – 1,127 views
Julie A. Proscia - SmithAmundsen LLC
An employer’s ability to enforce post-employment restrictive covenants (for example, a restriction on a former employee’s ability to compete against the employer after the employee’s employment ends) has been and continues to be a much litigated topic. The incessant litigation has, however, resulted in the creation of a few “standards” that employers should be aware of in... Full Story