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EEOC Issues Updated ADA Guidance as COVID-19 Health Emergency Ends

On May 15, 2023 the EEOC issued a number of updates to its COVID-19 technical assistance, “What You Should Know About COVID-19 and the ADA, the Rehabilitation Act, and Other EEO Laws,” addressing questions about ongoing COVID-19-related ADA issues now that the COVID-19 public health emergency has ended.

ICE Announces Freeze on Remote I-9 Verifications - Employers Have Until August 30 To Complete In-Person Re-Verification

DHS/ICE announced that after the COVID-19 pandemic Form I-9 flexibilities sunset on July 31, 2023, employers who conducted remote verifications during the pandemic will have until August 30, 2023 to perform all required physical examination of identity and employment eligibility documents for individuals (1) hired on or after March 20, 2020, and (2) whose identity and work eligibility documents were only examined virtually or remotely.

Furnishers Beware – Correcting Credit Reporting Mistakes Can Still Get You Sued

What happens when you credit report information by mistake, follow the Fair Credit Reporting Act and fix it? One court finds that e-OSCAR worked and there was no liability ruling with a furnisher’s timely FCRA 30-day response.

Whitney White Selected to 2023 Texas Super Lawyers Rising Stars

Sessions, Israel & Shartle proudly announces that for the fifth year running Whitney White, a partner in our Dallas Office, has been named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Consumer Law.

Thanks For Nothing – Court Rules CFPB’s Safe Harbor For Model Notice Does Not Apply To FDCPA Claims

While most are still recovering from the 11/10/21 Reg. F deadline and the time, effort and expense of gearing up, we all believed that once the work was done, we would have clear rules and a “safe harbor” that would result in fewer silly lawsuits – especially with the Model Notice. Wrong!

Illinois To Mandate Paid Leave For Any Reason Beginning in 2024

The Paid Leave for Workers Act (PLFAW) will become effective January 1, 2024, and will apply to all Illinois employers, with very limited exceptions. The law does not apply to school and park district employers, temporary student-employees, and employees defined in the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act.

FDCPA Takes Back Seat To Collection Lawyer – Court Says Letter To Lawyer Not Subject To FDCPA

What happens when a debt collector sends a letter to a lawyer on behalf of that lawyer’s debtor-client, and the letter potentially violates the FDCPA? According to one court in New York, nothing.

DOL Provides Examples: NO Federal Law Retaliation

During March 2022, the Department of Labor (DOL) released guidance providing specific examples of unlawful retaliation under various laws including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA), and various visa programs.

Pre-Incident Sex Harassment Non-Disclosure Agreements Nullified by “Speak Out Act”

After legislation prohibiting forced arbitration provisions in workplace sexual harassment and sexual assault cases went into effect during 2022, on December 7, 2022, President Biden signed the Speak Out Act to force transparency in how employers handle sexual harassment complaints going forward.

Confirming What’s “Clear and Conspicuous” Under Reg F - Illinois State Court Gets It!

In a first, a Chancery Court judge for Cook County, Illinois has ruled that an opt-opt notice contained within a collection e-mail satisfied Reg. F’s dual requirements of describing a simple opt out process and providing a clear and conspicuous opt-out disclosure.




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