Blog Post
07/30/2009
By Jason Tremblay

Introduced just recently into the House and Senate, the Federal Oversight, Reform, and Enforcement of the WARN Act (“FOREWARN Act”) would dramatically amend the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (“WARN Act”).  The FOREWARN Act was introduced in response to the significant rise in factory closings and mass layoffs currently being implemented in the United States.

Blog Post
07/15/2009
By Jason Tremblay

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Labor & Employment Law attorney, E. Jason Tremblay, discusses how employers might avoid employment-Related Litigation in 2009 and Beyond. He does this by offering 14 preventative measures every employer should complete. The article appeared in the May-June 2009 issue of HR Advisor. Avoiding Employment-Related Litigation in 2009 and Beyond: 14 Preventative Measures.

Blog Post
06/10/2009
By Jason Tremblay

The 2009 Edition of The Employment Law Toolkit by Arnstein & Lehr Partner E. Jason Tremblay is now available. The Employment Law Toolkit is a comprehensive resource highlighting the significant employment and labor issues facing Illinois employers in today’s business environment. It focuses on providing practical and cost-effective suggestions on how to avoid employment and labor-related liability and comply with many state and federal laws facing employers.

Blog Post
06/09/2009
By Jason Tremblay

General-Counselor contributor and Arnstein & Lehr Partner, E. Jason Tremblay, published the following article entitled, "Avoiding Employment-Related Litigation in 2009 and Beyond: 14 Preventative Measures Every Employer Should Complete," for HR Advisor.

Blog Post
03/23/2009
By Jason Tremblay

On March 19, 2009, the U.S. Department of Labor ("DOL") released model COBRA notices required under the COBRA provisions of the 2009 American Recovery & Reinvestment Act ("ARRA" or "Act").  As previously reported, the Act impacts COBRA coverage, and the means by which employers may claim the tax credit for COBRA subsidies paid under the Act.

Blog Post
01/26/2009
By Jason Tremblay

For the second time in a little over a year, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) issued a revised Form I-9 to be used by employers to verify an employee’s authorization to work in the United States.  Effective February 2, 2009, employers will have to complete the updated Form I-9 for all new hires and for re-verification of certain employees with temporary work authorization.  Among other minor technical changes, the new Form I-9 again changes the types of documents that employers may accept to prove an employee’s authorization to work:

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