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by: Alexander J. Mezny The United States Supreme Court has just rejected 50 years of precedent holding that overtime exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) must be narrowly construed against the employer. The case, Encino Motorcars, LLC v. Hector Navarro, et al., involved one of the many industry-specific exemptions to the FLSA – […]

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April 19th, 2018

Posted In: Employment & Labor

by: Aaron W. Brooks This week, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) will hold its First Post-Quantum Cryptography Standardization Conference. The core purpose of the Conference will be to analyze the results of last fall’s Round 1 Submissions process, in which candidates submitted proposals to standardize one or more quantum-resistant public-key cryptographic algorithms. […]

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April 11th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

by: Thomas R. Cross With home automation systems becoming increasingly accessible to the average homeowner, surveillance products like the Amazon Cloud Cam, Nest Cam, and Ring Video Doorbell are finding their way into ever more residential properties. Unfortunately, the average homeowner’s use of these, and similar, products may not be compliant with the Illinois Eavesdropping […]

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April 6th, 2018

Posted In: Privacy, Security & Information Technology

Content Editor: Maryjo F. Pirages Reynolds Original Author Credit: Allison M. Huntley The Second District Appellate Court recently ruled on BMO Harris Bank N.A. v. Joe Contarino, Inc., 2017 IL App (2d) 160371, a case concerning an amendment to the Conveyances Act from 1996. The case directly impacts Illinois creditors lending to residential and commercial landlords. […]

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March 13th, 2018

Posted In: Civil Litigation, Real Estate

By: Maryjo F. Pirages Reynolds Illinois employers already need to exercise caution to avoid prematurely inquiring about an applicant’s criminal history in violation of the Illinois Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act, effective January 1, 2015. Soon, there could be a need for Illinois employers to avoid asking job applicants about their salary history. In […]

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March 1st, 2018

Posted In: Employment & Labor

By: J. Joseph McCoy The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, which became effective on January 1, 2018, has some significant implications for estate planning. The focus of this article, which will be the first of a multi-part series, will be on the change to the federal estate tax exemption. Under the new law, the federal […]

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February 21st, 2018

Posted In: Trusts & Estates

By: Kim M. Casey The Federal Rules of Bankruptcy Procedure which became effective on December 1, 2017 make changes to the timing of the filing of proofs of claim in a bankruptcy case and alter the procedure for determining the amount of a claim and the value of any security that is held by the […]

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February 12th, 2018

Posted In: Bankruptcy & Creditors' Rights

By: Ryan M. Gailey Independent contractors are not eligible for workers’ compensation benefits under the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (the “Act”). However, both employers and employees should be aware that the factors for determining the status of an injured worker as an employee or an independent contractor under the Act may differ from how an […]

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February 6th, 2018

Posted In: Employment & Labor

By: Philip R. Frankfort As a result of legislation signed by Governor Rauner on December 13, 2017 (P.A. 100-0564) all Illinois prescribers must now register with the Prescription Monitoring Program (“PMP”) and in certain circumstances interact with the PMP’s database. Specifically, the Illinois Controlled Substances Act (“Act”) has been amended to add a new section […]

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January 29th, 2018

Posted In: Healthcare

By: Maryjo Pirages Reynolds Illinois employers with 15 or more employees have been required by the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (“VESSA”) to provide unpaid leave to employees who were victims or in a family/household of a victim of domestic or sexual violence. VESSA was recently amended to require that all Illinois employers, regardless […]

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July 26th, 2017

Posted In: Employment & Labor, Leave Laws

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