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Illinois $15 minimum wage clears House committee

A proposal to slowly raise Illinois’ minimum wage to $15 an hour cleared a House committee Wednesday despite business concerns. The House Labor and Commerce Committee voted 17 to 6 to recommend HB 198, which would increase the state’s hourly minimum wage from its current level of $8.25 to $15 by 2022. The first increase, to $9 an hour, would go into effect Jan. 1. Read more www.chicagotribune.com  

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8 Questions You Need To Ask To Turn Around Employee Turnover

8 Questions You Need To Ask To Turn Around Employee Turnover Change is inevitable, but it can be costly for your business. Employee turnover is an element of change that directly affects your bottom line. As such, it is important to identify the motives of departing workers and devise an effective retention strategy. Read more: www.eremedia.com

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4 Reasons For High Employee Turnover

Reasons for Employee Turnover | Create Retention Strategies www.insperity.com Employee turnover directly affects your bottom line. Learn from Insperity® experts how you can create an effective employee retention strategy.

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Manufacturing Jobs: Examples, Types and Changes

Definition: Manufacturing jobs are defined by the U.S. Census Bureau as those that create new products either directly from raw materials or components. These jobs are usually in a factory, plant or mill but can also be in a home, as long as products, not services, are created. Read more from  The Balance: https://www.thebalance.com/manufacturing-jobs-examples-types-and-changes-3305941

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Cook County Expands Paid-Sick-Leave Law to Suburban Employers

Cook County Expands Paid-Sick-Leave Law to Suburban Employers A new ordinance in Cook County, Ill., that will require most employers to provide paid sick leave comes on the heels of Chicago’s enactment of its own paid-sick … https://www.shrm.org/resourcesandtools/legal-and-compliance/state-and-local-updates/pages/cook-county-paid-sick-leave-law.aspx  

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Looming deadline: Small businesses prep for overtime rule

NEW YORK — Small business owners are rushing to get their companies — in particular their employees — ready for an upcoming change in overtime rules. With federal regulations that are expected to affect the paychecks of 4.2 million workers going into effect Dec. 1, human resources consultants say they’re seeing a surge in calls from owners seeking help in complying. Many business owners have procrastinated, hoping Congress might put the regulations on hold or…

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OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Rules Delayed Until Dec. 1 – Odell Studner

OSHA’s Anti-Retaliation Rules Delayed Until Dec. 1 – Odell Studner www.odellstudner.com Overview: On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a final rule requiring certain employers to electronically submit data from their work-related injury records to OSHA. OSHA also indicated its intention to publish this employer information on a public website. Fearing that the publicity of workplace injury and illnesses would motivate …

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