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Attention Illinois Employers! SB 1480—Illinois Enacts New Background Check Rules (Part 1)

A new Illinois law, Senate Bill 1480 (“SB 1480”) is now in effect that (1) limits employers’ ability to consider criminal convictions in making hiring and employment decisions, and (2) imposes new procedural requirements before taking adverse employment actions relating to background checks. Here is a summary of what employers need to know:

FDCPA Bona Fide Error Defense Applies to Mistaken Interpretation of Statute of Limitations

In recent years, debt collectors have faced a barrage of class action lawsuits alleging FDCPA violations for failing to disclose that a debt is outside the applicable statute of limitations. But what is “the applicable statute of limitations?” 

The American Rescue Plan Act Extends and Expands the FFCRA What Employers Need to Know!

President Biden has signed into law the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (the ARPA). Among other things, the ARPA incentivizes employers to continue to provide COVID-19 paid sick leave by extending the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) tax credits through September 30, 2021.

Whitney White Selected to 2021 Texas Rising Stars List by Super Lawyers

SESSIONS, ISRAEL & SHARTLE is delighted to announce that for the third year in a row Whitney White of our Dallas Office has been named as a Rising Star in Consumer Law by Super Lawyers.

Washington's New Work-at-Home Rule is Now in Effect for Debt Collectors

Washington's permanent work at home collection rule is now in effect.  The rule imposes new and onerous privacy, security, and IT requirements on collection agencies that utilize work at home collectors to contact Washington consumers.  For example, the new rule requires work at home collectors to live in the United States within 100 miles of a licensed office.  Work at home collectors that live outside the country may no longer contact Washington consumers. 

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