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Illinois’ New Sexual Harassment Training Requirement – Who Needs To Comply?

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During the summer of 2019, Illinois passed sweeping #MeToo legislation designed to increase employee protections against discrimination in the workplace.  Among other things, the legislation, known as the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act, requires Illinois employers to provide legally-compliant sexual harassment prevention training to their employees on an annual basis, beginning no later than December 31, 2020.  

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U.S. Imposes Travel Restrictions Against U.S. Citizens and Foreign Citizens Due to Coronavirus

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On January 31, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a Declaration of Public Health Emergency in connection with the new 2019 Coronavirus, the source of an outbreak of respiratory illness that was first detected in the Hubei province in China.  Due to the very serious nature of the condition, and the detection of several cases in the U.S. in individuals who had recently traveled to the affected Chinese province, the U.S. government has issued the following travel restrictions:

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Travel Ban Expands to Additional Countries

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On January 31, 2020, President Trump issued a new Presidential Proclamation that expands the previous travel ban (Travel Ban 3.0) to include Burma (Myanmar), Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan, Nigeria, Sudan, and Tanzania, as related to nationals of those countries who are seeking immigrant visas (as opposed to non-immigrant visas).  The new travel ban (Travel Ban 3.0) is expected to take effect on February 21, 2020.

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The California Consumer Protection Act and You - Midwestern Based Employers Take Note

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You may be wondering why an attorney based in Madison, Wisconsin, is writing an article about the new California Consumer Protection Act (“CCPA”).  And that would certainly be a fair question.  I do not generally make it a practice to write about California laws.  However, I felt that I needed to make an exception here.  As you have likely guessed from the title above, certain employers based in the Midwest really doneed to be concerned with the CCPA. 
So, what is the CCPA?

The CCPA is a consumer privacy law that, among other things. imposes various obligations on businesses seeking to obtain “personal information” from California residents, provides those residents with various rights, including the right to seek legal relief in certain circumstances, and provides for penalties in the event that businesses violate their obligations.  

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Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement Act - The SECURE Act

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On December 20, 2019, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (“SECURE”) Act (the “Act”) was signed into law. The Act became effective on January 1, 2020, and it significantly affects the administration of retirement accounts, such as 401k, IRAs, Roth IRAs, defined contribution and defined benefit pension plans, and 529 college savings accounts, of individuals whose deaths occur on or after January 1, 2020. 

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