IKEA Now Offers Up to Four Months Paid Parental Leave

While there are numerous companies in the United States that provide paid maternity or paternity leave to salaried executive level employees, paid leave for hourly employees has been rare. The Swedish-based company IKEA has boldly...

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Employees and Voting

While there is no federal law that requires employers to allow employees to take leave to vote in federal elections, most states require employers to provide some amount of leave to vote. For instance, Illinois...

Illinois Sick Leave Law Allows Employees To Use Personal Sick Leave Benefits For Family Care

Effective January 1, 2017, the Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act will permit an employee to use personal paid sick leave benefits provided by his/her employer for the illness, injury, or medical appointment of the employee’s...

U.S. Department of Labor Increases Civil Monetary Penalties for OSHA, FLSA & ERISA Violations Effective August 1, 2016

The Department of Labor has recently adjusted their civil monetary penalties for inflation.  The Department’s interim final rule has significantly increased the penalties for over 60 kinds of violations of labor and employment laws, including...