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50 Places Raising the Minimum Wage in 2018

November 1, 2018

50 Places Raising the Minimum Wage in 2018 www.msn.com Several dozen American cities, counties, and states raised local minimum wages on January 1.

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Seismic Shifts in the U.S. Economy: Impact on the Manufacturing Supply Chain

October 9, 2018

Seismic Shifts in the U.S. Economy: Impact on the Manufacturing Supply Chain http://www.industryweek.com U.S. manufacturers are benefiting from currency valuations that make U.S. exports more competitive overseas, but two countervailing factors could disturb the current equilibrium.

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Working While Stoned: How will Companies Cope?

January 11, 2018

Working While Stoned: How will Companies Cope? www.msn.com Legal recreational pot is rapidly creating a tug of war in the workplace between employers and employees

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Illinois Privacy Issues

October 4, 2017

Illinois Privacy Issues By Walter J. Liszka of Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka Laverty Seneczko P.C.posted in Other on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. A Chicago law firm, Edelson P.C., that bills itself as the “Plaintiff Class Action Powerhouse” has launched three (3) separate class action lawsuits in the Cook County court system for what is alleged as violations of the Illinois Biometric Privacy Act (740 ILCS 14/1 et seq.). This Act, which became effective as of October 3, 2008, was allegedly created to…

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You might be more qualified for that job than you think

October 4, 2017

You might be more qualified for that job than you think No degree? No experience? No problem. With employers struggling to find workers in an ever-tightening labor market, many are hiring job candidates for both white- and blue-collar jobs who lack skills or experience deemed essential just a few years ago. “Companies aren’t going for 100% of the job description,” says Paul McDonald, senior executive director of staffing firm Robert Half. “They’re going for approximately 70%…

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Illinois Employers

September 12, 2017

  Illinois Employers Should Be Hyper Alert to an Employee’s First 30 Working Days www.w-p.com Illinois Employers Should Be Hyper Alert to an Employee’s First 30 Working Days – Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) – Wessels Sherman Joerg Liszka … http://www.w-p.com/blog/2016/12/illinois-employers-should-be-hyper-alert-to-an-employees-first-30-working-days.shtml  

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Illinois Senate Approves $15 Hourly Minimum Wage

June 20, 2017

Illinois Senate Approves $15 Hourly Minimum Wage SPRINGFIELD, IL — The Illinois Senate approved a bill Wednesday night that would raise the state’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022. The bill, which was approved by the House of Representatives Tuesday, has to face its final hurdle: getting signed by Gov. Bruce Rauner.  The Senate approved SB 81 by a 30-23 vote and the House passed it with a 61 to 53 vote. The…

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Cook County Nix Flurry as the End Nears

June 20, 2017

Cook County Nix Flurry as the End Nears “Come Alsip and Bridgeview and Burbank and Bellwood. Come Hillside and Justice and River Grove and Homewood. Come Orland Park and Palos Heights and Maywood. Welcome these Cook County municipalities to my nix list, those that have opted out of the county Earned Sick Leave Ordinance.  My list is now 45 municipalities long, which is approximately one-third of the municipalities within Cook County. “ Read more at https://pslatwork.com/2017/06/08/cook-county-nix-flurry-as-the-end-nears/

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The Case for a $15 Minimum Wage in Illinois – nelp.org

June 20, 2017

The Case for a $15 Minimum Wage for Illinois   “The Illinois legislature is considering a measure that would gradually raise Illinois’ minimum wage from its current $8.25 an hour up to $15 an hour by 2022. Analysis of the latest available data shows that, not just in the Chicago area but across the state, single workers without children will soon need $15 an hour or more just to cover the basics – and workers…

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Illinois Democrats aim high with minimum wage proposals

May 7, 2017

Illinois Democrats aim high with minimum wage proposals Read more www.nwherald.com SPRINGFIELD – Amid a national push by unions and worker advocates for a $15 minimum wage, Illinois Democrats hope to pass an ambitious hike during the spring legislative session, despite a warning from Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner that he opposes an increase of any kind.

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