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Employers Must Provide a Notice of Immunity in Any Contract or Agreement that Governs the Use of Trade Secrets or Confidential Information
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 26 2016

On May 11, 2016, President Obama signed the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 ("DTSA") into law. Under the DTSA, trade secrets owners will, for the


401(k) Plan: Correcting for Plan Loan Failures
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • March 4 2016

Many 401(k) plans permit employees to take plan loans. These loans, which are governed by the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") must not exceed specific


Employment - Overtime Rule to Be Finalized in July 2016
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

In August 2015, we reported that the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") issued a Proposed Rule that seeks to increase the salary level required before


FMLA: caring for an adult child
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • July 8 2014

Recently, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit reminded us that the Family and Medical Leave Act ("FMLA") provides eligible


Workers' compensation and COBRA coverage: the forgotten employer obligation
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 18 2015

Employers fail to offer COBRA continuation notices to qualified beneficiaries for any number of reasons. However, with regard to workers'


Ten steps to avoid liability in terminations
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 13 2013

One of the most important tasks of a human resource professional, CFO and president of a company is determining the risk involved in terminating


75 workers misclassified as independent contractors cost company over $500,000
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • May 7 2012

Last week, a U.S. District Court judge in Chicago issued a default judgment against Skokie Maid and Cleaning Service for failing to answer a complaint filed by the U.S. Department of Labor


Outback Steakhouse agrees to pay $19 million to settle sex discrimination
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 4 2010

On Tuesday, December 29, 2009, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) announced that Outback Steakhouse (“Outback”) agreed to pay $19 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging sex discrimination against thousands of women at hundreds of corporately-owned restaurants


Benefits - Health Care Reform
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • January 11 2016

On December 18, 2015, President Obama signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2016 (the "Appropriations Act") into law. Among other things, the


Important developments in Illinois employment, labor and benefits law
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • September 9 2016

On August 19, 2016, Governor Rauner signed the Employee Sick Leave Act (the "Act") into law. The Act, which takes effect January 1, 2017, requires all