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New Law to Bar Mandatory Arbitration Agreements, Waivers For Sexual Assault and Harassment Claims

USA - February 23 2022 President Biden is expected to sign the recently passed law prohibiting mandatory arbitration of claims of sexual harassment and sexual assault…

Douglas M. Oldham

New York Law Requires Employee Notice of Electronic Monitoring

USA - February 7 2022 New York employers will be required to provide written notice to new hires, effective May 7, about monitoring employee phones, emails…

Douglas M. Oldham, Kenneth J. Yerkes

Pending Illinois Legislation Will Restrict Employers’ Use of Non-Compete, Non-Solicit Agreements

USA - June 28 2021 Senate Bill 672, when signed by the governor, will amend the Illinois Freedom to Work Act, which governs non-compete and non-solicit…

David G. Weldon, Kenneth J. Yerkes, Norma W. Zeitler

Illinois Employers Subject to New Restrictions Involving Criminal Convictions, New EEO and Equal Pay Reporting

USA - April 2 2021 Senate Bill 1480 amends the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Equal Pay Act, and the Illinois Business Corporation Act Illinois…

Cristina Alma McNeiley, David G. Weldon, Kenneth J. Yerkes, Norma W. Zeitler

Immediate COBRA Premium Subsidy Kicks In April 1 for Involuntarily Terminated or Reduced Hour Employees

USA - March 30 2021 Employees covered by a group health plan who lose coverage due to involuntarily termination of employment (without gross misconduct) or an…

Nicole D. Bogard, Lori L. Shannon