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Employers Must Provide COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act
Employers Must Provide COBRA Subsidy Under the American Rescue Plan Act

Beginning April 1, 2021, the recently passed American Rescue Plan Act (“ARPA” or the “Act”) will require covered employers to pay state or federal health insurance continuation expenses (referred to as “COBRA”) for eligible separated employees for up to six months. The ...

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Blog posts in Legal Changes

  • Comprehensive, Bipartisan Non-Compete Legislation Introduced in the Illinois General Assembly

    Representatives Kelly Burke (D) and Dan Ugaste (R) are co-sponsoring Illinois House Bill 3066 , which Senator Mattie Hunter (D) introduced as Senate ...

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  • Fighting Over Face Masks Is Now “Aggravated Battery” in Illinois

    The use of face masks in public spaces, private businesses, and the workplace has proven controversial in some quarters, despite scientific evidence ...

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  • Chicago Minimum Wage Increase and Predictive Scheduling Ordinances Take Effect

    While the beginning of the year is a common time for new laws to take effect, the mid-year point is another moment to watch. This summer, Chicago ...

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  • Is Your Business Ready for 2020’s Legal Changes?

    As we have moved into 2020, now is a fitting time to ensure your company handbook is up to date and in compliance with the numerous laws that recently ...

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  • Top 5 Ways Employers Can Use Harassment Training to Improve Culture

    The road to hell is paved with good intentions, and nowhere is that more apparent than in legislation. Illinois legislators expended great effort last ...

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  • How Will Recreational Marijuana Impact Illinois Workplaces?

    Starting this January 2020, people over the age of 21 will be able to legally buy recreational cannabis under the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax ...

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  • Statewide Protections for All Workers Have Yet to Materialize

    The State of Illinois enjoys strong anti-discrimination protections. The Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) forbids an employer from discriminating ...

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