Risk Manager of the Year Award

PMA Insurance Company in partnership with MarshMclennan have awarded Clay Fluks with the Risk Manager of the Year Award!  Congratulations to Mr. Fluks for the well-deserved  award.

Illinois Delays Equal Pay and Benefits Mandate

On Nov. 9, the Illinois legislature passed HB 3641, delaying the equal pay and benefits mandate under the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act. The mandate requires staffing agencies to provide temporary employees with equal pay and benefits after an employee has worked 90 days. HB 3641 provides that calculation of the 90-day waiting period […]


As a leader, you’ll inevitably need to have difficult conversations with employees. Whether their performance isn’t meeting expectations, or they’re involved in a conflict with another team member, addressing behavior that needs to be changed can feel awkward and uncomfortable. But by leveraging effective leadership techniques, you can navigate these conversations constructively. This article outlines […]

Illinois Will Require Most Employers To Provide Paid Leave

Beginning Jan. 1, 2024, the recently enacted Paid Leave for All Workers Act (the “Act”) will require most employers in Illinois to provide covered employees with at least five days of paid leave per year. This new legislation makes Illinois just the third state in the country to require employers to provide paid leave that employees can use […]

Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate Expected Soon

  The rule implementing President Joe Biden’s order for employers with at least 100 employees to mandate COVID-19 vaccination or weekly testing is likely to be released soon, prompting many employers to begin preparations. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration sent its drafted rule to the White House for review two weeks ago, and the […]

Survey: Vaccine-or-Testing Mandate Will Be Difficult to Implement

By Allen Smith, J.D.  October 15, 2021 Nine out of 10 recently surveyed organizations said it will be somewhat or very challenging to implement the Biden administration’s expected vaccine-or-testing requirements. These respondents so far have not mandated that their employees get the COVID-19 vaccine, but they do meet the criteria for needing to institute the […]