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Nick represents employers of all sizes in a variety of industries on complex employment matters, including experience on hundreds of matters related to complex national and international corporate transactions. His practice primarily consists of, labor and employment due diligence, policy review and revisions, executive management consulting and advisement, mergers and acquisitions and other types of transactions, and employment litigation defense.

Workplace Violence Reporting Poster Required

Effective September 1, 2023, Texas employers of any size are required to “post a notice to employees of the contact information for reporting instances of workplace violence or suspicious activity to the Department of Public Safety.” On its website, the Texas Workforce Commission (“TWC”) has posted a notice to employers that compliance is expected beginning on January 8, 2024, and provided a poster to be posted in English and Spanish in a conspicuous place convenient to all employees to comply with this new requirement.

This requirement followed the enactment of Senate Bill 240, which requires healthcare facilities to adopt a workplace violence prevention plan, as described below.Continue Reading Legal Updates for Texas Employers in 2024

Changes to Illinois and City of Chicago Labor and Employment Laws

I. Passing of the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLFAW).

The new Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act becomes effective on January 1, 2024. The Act applies to most employees in the state, with very limited exceptions (notably students and independent contractors are excluded). Employers may use two alternative methods to comply with the PLFAW.Continue Reading Illinois 2023 Year-End Reminders and Changes Coming to Employment Law in 2024 and Beyond

On August 4, 2023, Governor Pritzker signed into law a recent overhaul of the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (the “Act”). Since the Act was passed in 2000, the number of low-wage day or temporary laborers (“Temporary Workers”) in Illinois has more than doubled, rising from approximately 300,000 to 650,000. The recent amendments to the Act impose new responsibilities on staffing agencies and companies utilizing temporary workers to meet their staffing needs.Continue Reading Sweeping Changes to Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act Now in Effect

The Illinois general assembly kicked off 2023 off by passing the Paid Leave for All Workers Act (the “Act”). Governor Pritzker is expected to sign the bill later this year. Once signed, the Act will go into effect on January 1, 2024, and will make most Illinois private-sector employees eligible for up to 40 hours of paid time off per year.Continue Reading Illinois Mandates “Any Purpose” Paid Leave for Most Employees Starting in 2024