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Introduction to OSHA

January 21st, 2020

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.

Fisher & Phillips LLP


  The Occupational Safety and Health Act (the OSH Act) has been the principal force of change acting to reduce work-related injuries, deaths, and diseases of occupational origin in American workplaces. It has led to the issuance of hundreds of safety and standards regulations that affect every type of workplace – from th...

Regulation of Group Health Plans

January 14th, 2020

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

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


Most group health plans sponsored by employers in the private sector -- other than certain health savings accounts (HSAs) -- are considered employee welfare benefit plans under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). If a group health plan (or any other welfare benefit plan) is governed by ERISA, a number of ERISA’s provis...

10 things your employment lawyer never wants to hear

September 23rd, 2019

Robin Shea at Constangy


10 things your employment lawyer never wants to hear.

IL Salary history ban faqs just roll on

September 23rd, 2019

Jill O'Brien at Laner Muchin


Yes, there is a ban on asking about salary history in Illinois.

No, it isn't onerous (or leave a messy white residue).

Yes it is a fresh ban and goes in effect on Sunday, September 29, so get on the stick.

Jill O'Brien clears the air with 15 questions (and answers, you want them both).

Pre-employment issues

January 10th, 2020

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

Ford & Harrison LLP


You know how sometimes someone asks you if you want the good news first or the bad news? And sometimes you decide to take the bad news first just to get it out of the way?

So why not just ask applicants to list the worst things they've ever done and get it over with because you know that it is eventually going to reach the light of day and this way you can be prepared. Right?

Or you could just take a deep breath and let Frank Day, Jessica Asbridge and Mollie Wildmann walk you through the process of preparing to hire someone.