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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


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


Insurance premium rebates, can the company keep the money?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • August 11 2014

Maybe. Recently, several clients have received large premium rebate checks from their group health insurance company and have asked for guidance on


Employee handbooks must be updated to comply with Illinois andor California laws
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 3 2015

New Illinois and California laws require most companies to post new notices and draft new policies for their employee handbooks. The Illinois Human


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


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


401(k) plan corrections can your company benefit from the new IRS guidance?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • February 4 2013

On December 31, 2012, the Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") issued Revenue Procedure 2013-12. This new Revenue Procedure modifies and supersedes


Department of Labor Releases Final Rule Increasing Salary Level Required for White-Collar Exemptions under the Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 6 2016

On May 18, 2016, after receiving over 250,000 comments, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released its Final Rule which updates and increases the


Health & Welfare - My Insurance Company Keeps Me Compliant, Right?
  • Masuda Funai Eifert & Mitchell Ltd
  • USA
  • June 6 2016

Many companies mistakenly believe that their fully-insured group medical insurance carrier provides them with the appropriate plan documents in order