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“Buy American and Hire American” Executive Order Prompts Review of Immigration Policy; USCIS Announces Implementation of Additional Measures to Detect H-1B Fraud and Abuse
Published: April 25, 2017
On April 18, 2017, President Donald Trump signed the “Buy American and Hire American” executive order, with the stated goal of promoting economic and national security, stimulating economic growth and creating higher wages and employment rates for U.S. workers. The ...

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Sick Leave Ordinances in Chicago and Cook County, Ill.
Published: April 24, 2017
Beginning July 1, 2017, employers that maintain a place of business in the city of Chicago or other locations in Cook County, Ill., will need to comply with recently passed ordinances providing “covered employees” with up to 40 hours of ...

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Ohio Supreme Court Rejects “Substantial Compliance” Theory and Rules That Claims Against Decedents’ Estates Must Be Presented in Strict Accordance With Statutory Language
Published: April 19, 2017
The Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision on April 19, 2017, that is significant to persons or businesses who are owed money by a person who passes away. The court issued a 6-1 decision in Wilson v. Lawrence, Slip Opinion ...

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Trump’s March 28 Executive Order Rescinds Energy Rules and Guidance and Forces Agency Self-Evaluation
Published: April 11, 2017
President Trump’s March 28 executive order titled “Presidential Executive Order on Promoting Energy Independence and Economic Growth” immediately rescinds numerous energy-related rules and guidance issued during President Obama’s term in office. In addition, President Trump’s executive order broadly requires agencies ...

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OFCCP Lowers Veteran Hiring Benchmark for Federal Contractors
Published: April 10, 2017
Effective March 31, 2017, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") updated its annual Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act ("VEVRAA") benchmark database to a hiring benchmark of 6.7 percent, which is based on annual data ...

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Seventh Circuit Extends Title VII to Sexual Orientation
Published: April 7, 2017
On April 4, 2017, the 7th Circuit in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College issued a landmark opinion extending the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VII”) to individuals who are discriminated against on ...

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Two New Ohio Rules Affect Prescribing to Patients via Telemedicine and Prescribing Opioids
Published: April 5, 2017
Effective March 23, 2017, the State Medical Board of Ohio issued new rules (O.A.C. §4731-11-01, §4731-11-09) governing the prescribing of controlled and non-controlled substances to patients not examined in person by a physician. The new rules enable physicians to establish ...

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Equity Interests in LLCs - What Should an Executive Look For?
Published: April 3, 2017
Congratulations! You’ve been offered employment as an executive of a promising up-and-coming limited liability company (LLC). The LLC has been operating for a few years, and it appears to be on the cusp of “taking off” and becoming profitable. In ...

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Blacklisting the "Blacklisting" Rule: Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Rule Repealed
Published: March 27, 2017
We previously updated you on an Obama administration rule requiring contractors to disclose violations of 14 different labor laws in the prior three years for consideration by contracting officers in making decisions to award or extend a contract. In addition to ...

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Ohio Statute Revised to Add Attorney’s Fees for Discrimination Claim Respondents
Published: March 27, 2017
On April 6, 2017, changes to the Ohio Revised Code § 4112.05, which governs the Ohio Civil Rights Commission (“OCRC”) procedures for investigations and resolving employment discrimination claims, will become effective. The most important change creates the option for the OCRC ...

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