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Illinois Amends Family Military Leave Act

The Illinois legislature recently amended the Family Military Leave Act, first signed into law in 2005.  It requires employers that employ more than 50 workers to provide up to 30 days of unpaid family military leave. The amendment reduces the number of days of state leave provided by the number of days of leave provided […]

Illinois Bans Credit Checks for Most Employers

The Illinois legislature passed House Bill 4658, which creates the Employee Credit Privacy Act.  Bill 4658, signed into law by Governor Pat Quinn on August 10, 2010, takes effect January 1, 2011 and restricts employers’ ability to conduct credit checks on applicants and use the results for employment purposes.  Specifically, employers are prohibited from 1) […]

Very Little Movement on Legislation Banning Credit Checks

In March 2010 we reported that many states and the federal government are considering legislation that would ban the use of credit checks in the employee screening process (“State and Federal Governments Consider Ban on Credit Checks for Most Applicants”).  To date, there has been very little movement.  Oregon enacted a law earlier in March, […]

States Ring In the New Year with New Laws

Coinciding with the end of one year and the beginning of a new year, states are busy enacting laws designed to protect its citizens and workers.  Below are just some examples: The states of North Carolina and Virginia have banned smoking in restaurants and some bars.  North Carolina’s law became effective January 1, while Virginia’s […]

New York Bans Texting While Driving; Follows Executive Order for Federal Workers

 Effective November 1, New York became the latest state to ban texting while driving.  The new law specifically prohibits the use of mobile devices for reading, typing and sending out text messages while driving.   The law is a “secondary law;” that is, a driver must be pulled over for another reason in order to be […]