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New Illinois Law Addresses Use of Artificial Intelligence in Hiring

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Illinois Gov. J.B. Prtizker recently signed into law the Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act that makes Illinois the first state to address the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in hiring. The new law, effective Jan. 1, 2020, will require employers to provide notice to and obtain consent from job applicants whose recorded video interviews are analyzed using AI. Technology is Read More

Flurry of New Illinois Laws in 2019 Suggest It’s Time To Update Your Employee Handbook

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Throughout 2019, Illinois has adopted a number of laws imposing new requirements and restrictions on employers, meaning that prudent Illinois employers should consider updating their employee handbooks to ensure compliance with new laws in effect now and as of Jan. 1, 2020. Following are brief recaps of the new laws: Salary History Ban On Sept. 29, 2019, an amendment to Read More

A Roundtable Statement without a Point? New Views on Corporate Purpose Miss the Mark

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Many parts of the business world felt a seismic shift this past August, as the venerable Business Roundtable, a nonprofit group comprising CEOs of major U.S. corporations, released a new statement on the Purposes of Corporation, upending its previous position released more than two decades ago. Unfortunately, this sweeping new statement is long on platitudes and short on specifics. In Read More

1.3 Million More Workers Will Be Eligible for Overtime Pay Under Final DOL Rule

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The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) yesterday issued its final rule on overtime pay under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) increasing the salary thresholds for workers to be considered “exempt” and opening the door to an estimated 1.3 million workers receiving overtime pay next year. For the past 15 years, employees generally could be exempt from overtime pay – defined as Read More

New Illinois Workplace Transparency Law Limits Employers’ Ability to Stop Disclosure of Alleged Illegal Acts

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When signed into law last month, the new Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (WTA) included a variety of provisions creating substantial changes for employers and employees starting Jan. 1, 2020. We covered one of the provisions – mandatory annual sexual harassment prevention training – in our blog post here. The WTA also includes new restrictions on how and whether employers can limit Read More

Important New Charter School Rules You Might Not Be Prepared to Implement

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Beginning January 1, 2020, California charter schools and CMOs considered to “manage”* charters must comply with government agency transparency rules and perform new and different teleconferencing procedures for board meetings.  The transparency requirements include the Brown Act open meeting rules; Public Records Act; and conflict of interest rules including Gov. Code section 1090, the Political Reform Act and the prohibition Read More

Federal Circuit Rejects Legitimacy of PTAB Judge Appointments: What’s Next?

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On October 31, which happens to be Halloween, the Federal Circuit issued a potentially frightening decision essentially holding that judges of the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) had not been properly engaged pursuant to the Appointments Clause of the United States Constitution and vacating the decision in the case before it, Arthrex, Inc. v. Smith & Nephew, Inc., Case No. Read More