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Illinois Further Restricts Employers Use of Criminal Background Checks

On March 23, 2021, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed into law Senate Bill 1480, which amends both the Illinois Human Rights Act and the Illinois Equal Pay Act and requires employers to report EEO-1 and pay data to the Illinois Secretary of State.In this article we will focus on the amendment’s impact on the use of criminal background checks by employers in the hiring process.Essentially, the amendment provides that an employer may only consider an individual’s criminal conviction history if there is a substantial relationship betwee...
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Social Media and Your Business –Steps to Take to Document the Transfer of a Social Media Account

We have already discussed what a social media account is, the various parts of it, and the steps that can be taken to secure ownership of a social media account that a business creates in the prior articles in this series. Now it is time to talk about the steps that should be taken and the agreements that should be drafted to document the transfer of a social media account.Every single time that ...
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Social Media and Your Business – How to Secure Ownership of your Businesses’ Social Media Accounts

Are you sure that the social media accounts being used by your business are actually owned by your business? As business owners are becoming increasingly reliant on social media as means of identifying and interacting with their customers, the idea that a social media account (and its followers) used by the business can easily not belong to the business is a scary thought. The questi...
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DOL Releases Initial FFCRA (Families First Coronavirus Response Act) Guidelines

 To see the full list of Questions and Answers provided by the DOL see their website. Below we’ve provided a quick summary of answers provided to the more pressing questions we received and/or see as concerns for our clients.WHAT WAS ANSWERED:Effective Date officially April 1, 2020In previous articles and webinars, both provided by Navigant and circul...
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