Employers with employees who work in Illinois must ensure they comply with the state’s requirement to provide all employees with sexual harassment prevention training by December 31, 2020.
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Sometimes, crisis brings out the best in people. Unfortunately, it also often brings out the worst. That has certainly been the case with the ongoing pandemic. While not an entirely new phenomenon, fraudulent unemployment claims have become a widespread phenomenon […]
Recent guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recommends the use of N95 masks for school nursing (Question #31) and custodial staff (Question #37) whose job duties may expose them to […]
As previously reported, the Illinois Human Rights Act was amended to require employers to report adverse judgments and administrative rulings in cases involving sexual harassment or unlawful discrimination to the Illinois Department of Human Rights (“IDHR”). For additional background on […]
Last summer, the Illinois General Assembly enacted SB75, which among other mandates, requires all Illinois employers to provide annual anti-harassment training to their employees. Illinois employers have until December 31, 2020 to provide this training. The Illinois Department of Human […]
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The first annual report to the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) of employers’ information about adverse judgments or administrative rulings against them in the prior year is due October 31, 2020.
On July 23, 2020, we issued an alert informing you that the CDC updated its guidance on returning from home isolation, shortening the required time that an individual who has tested positive for or is suspected of having COVID-19 must […]
Our September 10, 2019, article on the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (IWTA) focused on various provisions of the expansive legislation signed into law by Governor J. B. Pritzker on August 9, 2019. Though most provisions of the IWTA took effect on January 1, 2020, some were only recently activated. Among
Illinois, Chicago, and Cook County have issued new guidance and restrictions as COVID-19 cases continue to rise around the country.
On August 9, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Public Act 101-0221 (the Act), which amended the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA).
On July 2, 2020, Chicago Department of Public Health Commissioner Allison Arwady, M.D., issued an emergency travel order (Public Health Order No. 2020-10) in an effort “to reduce the spread of COVID-19.”
Last month, Governor J.B. Pritzker, in conjunction with the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), released Phase IV of the Restore Illinois Plan.
On July 2, 2020, the City of Chicago issued Public Health Order 2020-10, which requires persons entering the City of Chicago from certain states to self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. Additional details are included in a set of […]
On July 1, 2020, a number of substantive changes (including expanded coverage) to Chicago’s Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (PSLO) will become effective. These changes stem from recent amendments to the PSLO and the rules adopted by Chicago’s Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection (BACP). Read more.
As we previously reported, certain non-instructional, non-administrative school term employees are now be eligible for unemployment compensation this summer. A recent change to Section 612 of the Act, which otherwise renders school-term employees ineligible for unemployment between school terms, now […]