Update On Legislative Activity That May Impact Your Business

The following four bills (relating to businesses) are on expedited passage pathway through a 90-bill one-vote-on-all session, to then head to the House.   SB3207  CHILD CARE-DAY CARE CENTER Synopsis As Introduced Amends the Child Care Act of 1969. Provides that a day care center may operate for 24 hours or longer and may provide […]

Attention franchise-type business owners!

Attention franchise-type business owners and businesses that have third-party staffing support to provide workers: A federal judge has blocked a National Labor Relations Board rule that was supposed to go into effect this month. Essentially, the proposed rule would allow all the workers from across franchise locations to unionize together if the rule had gone […]

New Federal Law Impacts Up To 900,000 IL Businesses

UPDATE MARCH 1, 2024 The Corporate Transparency Act, which created the “Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI)” reporting obligation we have been talking about, has been declared unconstitutional by a federal court. However, the US Treasury Department will likely appeal the decision.  At this time, any business subject to the BOI reporting rules should continue to comply […]

Equal Pay & Benefits HB3641 Starting 4.1.24

HB3641 was signed by the governor and it impacts the portion of the law discussed in the presentation regarding the “equal pay and benefits” sections. HB3641 pushed out the start date of the 90-day “clock” that starts ticking when you bring on an applicable temporary worker, with regards to paying that person equivalent pay and […]

Final Rule On Independent Contractor Status In Effect 3.11.24

The US Department of Labor (DOL) just issued a final rule indicating when a business has an “independent contractor” situation vs. an “employee” situation. This new rule is effective as of March 11, 2024.   Notably, the rule indicates that IRS tax status for an individual may be different than the independent contractor/employee classification of a person under […]

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May 2023: Bills We Are Watching

BUSINESS-RELEVANT BILLS PASSED BY BOTH HOUSES As of May 22 – Business-relevant bills that have PASSED both houses and are heading to the Governor’s desk: HB 2086 (Stava-Murray/Edly-Allen) is an initiative of the Illinois Environmental Council. As amended, the bill creates health standards for individuals wishing to bring their own to-go containers to retailers and restaurants […]

May 2023 Updates

The House concurred unanimously with Senate Amendment # 1 to HB 559 (Morgan/Glowiak Hilton) which creates the Health Care Workforce Reinforcement Act to codify and clean up the Governor’s COVID-19 Executive Orders regarding healthcare and the healthcare workforce.  Governor Pritzker signed the bill into law on Thursday, April 27.  Concerns out-of-state temporary healthcare worker licenses, clarifies some […]