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 […]

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