IL Wage history ban FAQs from the houses mouth

September 30th, 2019


Direct from the horses's mouth at, 10 FAQs about the new law that prohibits employers from asking for wage history.

If you got your social media policy from Walmart, beware

September 26th, 2019

Fiona Ong at Shawe Rosenthal

Once upon a time there was a social media policy in the land of Walmart. And the rulers of Walmart wanted to know that it was a just and fair policy, so they asked the gods that ruled their lives (Nike, Loki, Rhea, and Bacchus) to pass judgement.

So was born Operations-Management Memo 12-59, which proclaimed "the entire social media policy, as revised, is lawful". There was great rejoicing and much blithe moving in the land of Walmart and all lands, for now everone knew what was what. 

And all was good.

Operative word being "was".

Our own Themis Fiona Ong discovers that the same social media policy can be both lawful and unlawful, especially if you got it from Walmart. 

OSHA Duties and Responsibilities

January 21st, 2020

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.

Fisher & Phillips LLP

  Section 5(a) of the OSH Act states: "The basic duties of employers and employees are that:

Life Insurance as an employer-provided benefit

January 13th, 2020

Ellisa H. Culp, Eric D. Penkert, Grace H. Ristuccia, Thomas M. Christina

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.

Life insurance is among the most common employer-provided benefits and there are a few options that employers have: Employers may either: structure their life insurance plans to pay 100% of the cost of the life insurance (a non-contributory arra...

Pre-Employment Testing

January 10th, 2020

Frank L. Day, Jr., Mollie K. Wildmann

Ford & Harrison LLP

Steve Jobs, the former CEO and chairman of Apple, Inc., believed that his most important responsibility was hiring the best employees. Jobs understood that a company’s employees are its single greatest investment. Before a company invests in an expensive new piece of equipment, management will typically research the product, secure inf...