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Pre-Order the Robbins Schwartz TRS Supplemental Savings Plan Compliance Kit

In 2018, the Illinois legislature amended the Illinois Pension Code to add a requirement that the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) provide an optional defined contribution benefit to all eligible members of SURS (which is done through SURS employers).

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Available Now: SURS Deferred Compensation Plan Compliance Kit

In 2018, the Illinois legislature amended the Illinois Pension Code to add a requirement that the State Universities Retirement System (SURS) provide an optional defined contribution benefit to all eligible members of SURS (which is done through SURS employers).

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Imminent Revisions to Title IX Regulations

President Biden issued an Executive Order on March 8, 2021, requiring the Secretary of the Department of Education to review all existing regulations, policies, and guidance documents relating to Title IX.

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Governor Pritzker Signs Into Law Changes Concerning Mail-in ballots and Election Security

On April 2, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law, P.A. 102-0001 amending certain provisions of the Illinois Election Code.

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Bill Limiting Uses of Criminal Conviction Records Becomes Law

On March 23, Governor Pritzker signed SB 1480 into law, making it Public Act 101-0656.

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Voluntary FFCRA Leave Benefits Under the American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed comprehensive legislation into law designed to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act (the “Plan”) contains important provisions impacting employers navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Governor Pritzker Signs Into Law Changes Concerning Mail-in ballots and Election Security

On April 2, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law, P.A. 102-0001 amending certain provisions of the Illinois Election Code.

Bill Limiting Uses of Criminal Conviction Records Becomes Law

On March 23, Governor Pritzker signed SB 1480 into law, making it Public Act 101-0656.

Voluntary FFCRA Leave Benefits Under the American Rescue Plan Act

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed comprehensive legislation into law designed to address the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Rescue Plan Act (the “Plan”) contains important provisions impacting employers navigating the COVID-19 pandemic.

Follow LHD Quarantine Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals

The answer to the question of whether a fully vaccinated individual needs to quarantine following “close contact” exposure to a confirmed or probable COVID-19 case depends on the guidance from your local health department.

New Regulation Requires Qualified Interpreters to Attend Individualized Education Program Meetings

The Illinois State Board of Education (“ISBE”) recently adopted new regulations, which define a “qualified interpreter” and set forth procedural requirements for school districts providing qualified interpreters at Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) meetings.

Biden Administration Revisiting Title IX Sexual Harassment Rules

Today President Biden issued an executive order that marked the first public step toward reshaping Title IX regulations about sexual harassment again.

Overview of Sweeping Criminal Justice Reforms Signed Into Law

On February 22, 2021, Governor JB Pritzker signed into law Public Act 101-0652, which includes sweeping criminal justice reforms that will have a significant impact on law enforcement agencies and officers across the state

New Supplemental Savings Plan Offered by Teachers’ Retirement System

In 2018, the Illinois legislature amended the Illinois Pension Code to add a requirement that the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois (TRS) provide an optional defined contribution benefit to all…

IDPH Supplements Quarantine Guidance to Account for Vaccinations

IDPH recently issued interim quarantine guidance for vaccinated school employees. Notably, the interim guidance does not replace the IDPH’s existing exclusion chart, which is summarized in our January 7, 2021…

Biden’s Department of Justice Reverses Course in Yale “Affirmative Action” Lawsuit

On February 3, 2021, the United States’ Department of Justice (the “Department”) withdrew its lawsuit against Yale University (“Yale”) claiming that Yale unlawfully discriminated against White and Asian-American applicants in…