Welcome to the IMA Human Resources Blog. The blog format reflects our efforts to provide IMA members with timely, relevant and thought provoking information in a form that is accessible for easy reference. IMA’s Human Resources Blog will be updated on a regular basis. Weekly news update emails will be sent out to notify subscribers of new information posted on the blog. IMA members are welcome to submit material for the blog, or request specific information. Simply email Editor Stefany Henson at shenson@ima-net.org with your information or request. Editorial submissions are subject to review. 

Wednesday
Oct292014

IN THE LOOP Labor & Employment Seminar: What’s in store for Illinois employers in 2015

Thursday, November 13, 2014, hosted by Barnes & Thornburg LLP, an IMA member company

Location: Barnes & Thornburg, One North Wacker Drive , Suite 4400, Chicago

Registration: 8:00 - 8:30 a.m. (Central) — Program: 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. — Breakfast provided

This program offered compliments of Barnes & Thornburg’s Labor and Employment Law Department. A number of new Illinois employment laws and regulations become effective January 1, 2015. Come and learn what new obligations Illinois employers have with respect to background checks, accommodating pregnant employees, use of payroll cards and other issues.

Seventh Circuit’s recent employment law decisions

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Wednesday
Oct292014

McGladrey Webcast: Emerging business applications increase efficiency, support critical functions and change the way companies operate

Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014 | 11 a.m. CST | 60 minutes

New technology platforms and business applications are forcing change on companies in order to stay competitive. Taking advantage of modern business tools can advance key areas, including social media, mobility and employee self-service, increasing efficiency across the organization. Technology can differentiate your business, enhancing sales support and service, the supply chain, financial planning and reporting.

Register for our webcast today.

Join McGladrey on Wednesday, Nov. 12, to explore how modern business applications use Web and mobile technologies.

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Wednesday
Oct222014

Comparing Medical Costs for Injured Workers Across 16 States

From the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI), an independent, not-for-profit research organization based in Cambridge, MA

The cost drivers of medical care in state workers’ compensation systems; the effects of legislative and regulatory changes on medical costs; and trends in payments, prices, and utilization of medical care for injured workers are examined in a new set of studies from the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).

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Wednesday
Oct222014

ACA University: Subsidies, State Exchanges and Small Group Market Update

From NAM … A Complimentary Webinar in a Series on the Affordable Care Act’s Most Notable Insurance Reforms and its Effects on Consumers & Employers

Please Join the National Association of Manufacturers on November 7 at 1:00 PM CT

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Wednesday
Oct152014

As the courts turn: The continuing legal perils of Obamacare

By Thomas P. Miller, American Enterprise Institute | September 30, 2014

Legal challenges to various aspects of Obamacare (aka the Affordable Care Act) keep traveling on a rollercoaster. Today’s episode of the law’s continuing courtroom soap opera involves a ruling by a federal district court in Oklahoma, which overturned a 2012 IRS rule authorizing premium assistance tax credits in federal exchanges (since rebranded as “federally facilitated marketplaces”). The decision improves the likelihood that the Supreme Court ultimately will consider this issue on appeal; either in the spring of 2015 or during its next 2015-2016 term.

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