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March 14, 2019

SHRM HR Today: Illinois Supreme Court on Biometric Information Liability Read the Full Article

Join the DuPage Chapter of SHRM on March 21, 2019 for a Legislative Update

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February 25, 2019

Legislation to watch:

Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7, 116th Congress 2019-2020), was reintroduced in Congress on January 30, 2019.  It is the latest legislative effort to end gender pay disparity by barring discriminatory practices and holding employers accountable for wage equity.

If passed impacts include: changes in Federal reporting requirements and may require compensation studies and/or audits and title/pay scale comparisons among other things.

To learn more – February 15, 2019 SHRM Article by Kathy Gurchiek Paycheck Fairness Act Would Hold Employers Accountable for Pay Gaps

To get alerts: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/7/text?r=2

Additional resources to stay up-to-date on current Federal and State legislation:

  Join us at the DSHRM sponsored networking and learning event:

                Legislative Update with Neil Dishman, Principal at Jackson Lewis.

                March 21, 2019

                12:00 – 5:30 PM

                Hilton Lisle/Naperville

                To find out more and to register: https://dshrm.org/meetinginfo.php?id=53&ts=1547737693

IL SHRM - Governmental Affairs Pending Legislative Tracking System (IL an U.S.) http://ilshrm.org/governmental-affairs/

National SHRM -   https://www.shrm.org/pages/default.aspx choose: Resources & Tools; Legal Compliance; topic and state for specific areas of interest

Also see what is trending at: Express Requests: Trending Topics

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January 30, 2019

Great article from SHRM: What Employers Need to Know About Marijuana Laws

The ABC's of THC

 

Looking to earn strategic PDCs join us on March 21st!

 

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January 16, 2019

Please join me in congratulating Rob Burn, SPHR, SHRM-SCP and President of L & L Solutions, Inc. in his new role as ILSHRM Legislative Director. Mr. Burn shared today the below information which I am passing onto you. Your SHRM connections are here to help us through the multiple changes expected in 2019.

TO: Members of the Illinois Chamber/ELC Employment Law & Litigation Committee

Today, Governor Pritzker in his first day in office took his first steps towards rewarding organized labor for their active support of his election.

First, he issued Executive Order 2019-02 which requires all state agencies to immediately comply with the Project Labor Agreements Act.

In addition the Executive Order directs the Illinois Department of Labor to review all pending cases under Illinois’ various wage laws. For cases pending under the Wage Payment & Collection Act, the Department is to refer “egregious and repeated violations” to the Attorney General for prosecution and take action to ensure all other cases are proceeding to binding administrative hearings and then referred to the Attorney General for enforcement. For cases under all other wage laws, the Department is to review and assess all pending cases and take action to resolve them and refer them as quickly as possible to the Attorney General for civil prosecution.

The new Governor also signed SB 203 into law as PA 100-1177. The legislation amended the Prevailing Wage Act making the following changes:

  • Directs the Department of Labor to report to the General Assembly the number of people employed in public works in the State.
  • Requires the Department to study and report on the participation of females and minorities on public works projects and to create recommendations to increase female and minority participation on public works projects by county.
  • Requires the Department to create an electronic database for payrolls.
  • Requires the Department to investigate and ascertain the prevailing rate of wages for each county in the State and to publish the prevailing wage schedule ascertained on its official website no later than July 15 of each year. In a provision that permits any affected person to file an objection to the Department's published prevailing wage schedule, provides that a person filing an objection alleging that the actual percentage of laborers, workers, or mechanics that receive a collectively bargained rate of wage is below the required 30% has the burden of establishing such and must support the allegation with competent evidence.
  • Repeals a provision that requires the Department and public bodies to comply with certain notice requirements if they are unable to ascertain the prevailing rate of wage of any class of work required to be performed under a proposed contract.

This legislation is effective January 15, 2019.

JAY DEE F. SHATTUCK, CAE

Shattuck & Associates Consulting, Inc.

600 S. Second Street, Suite 403

Springfield, IL 62704

217 . 544 . 5490 o.

jay@shattucklobbying.com  www.shattucklobbying.com

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DSHRM Legislative Flash Update: January 2, 2019

E-Verify Expired During Government Shutdown

Additional Details at SHRM

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