On April 27, 2021, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 158 (HB 158), which amends the Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA)1 to cover leave for a family member’s “personal care.” The ESLA—Illinois’ statewide “kin care” law—has been in effect since January 1, 2017, and generally requires employers to permit
Articles Discussing General Topics In Illinois Labor & Employment Law.
The Illinois Appellate Court recently issued an opinion providing additional guidance about the “probable or imminent” litigation exception to the Open Meetings Act (OMA) open meeting requirement. In City of Bloomington v. Raoul, issued on April 26, 2021, the Court held that […]
On April 21, 2021, the City of Chicago enacted the Vaccine Anti-Retaliation Ordinance that provides all workers in Chicago with rights to obtain COVID-19 vaccinations during their work hours and imposes significant penalties for employer violations. The Ordinance is effective immediately, applies to employers of any size and provides the rights discussed below to both employees and independent contractors.
All Chicago workers, whether employees or independent contractors, have been granted additional legal protections under a new ordinance that makes it easier for them to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
On April 21, 2021, the Chicago City Council passed an ordinance, effective immediately, prohibiting adverse action against all Chicago workers—including independent contractors—who take time off from work to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. The ordinance also prohibits employers from requiring that a worker get a COVID-19 vaccine outside of work
Executive Summary: On March 23, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Illinois Senate Bill 1480 which amends the Illinois Human Rights Act, the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, and the Illinois Business Corporation Act, and imposes new obligations on employers.
Illinois recently enacted SB 1480, which amends several laws including the Illinois Business Corporation Act and the Illinois Equal Pay Act. While employers have significant lead time to begin their compliance efforts, SB 1480 will render employers’ diversity efforts more transparent by making public their EEO-1 reports, which will
On March 23, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill (SB1480) that—effective immediately—amends the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) to, among other things, impose new requirements on employers that perform criminal history checks on their employees.
On March 23, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill (SB1480) that amends the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) to, among other things, impose new requirements on employers that perform criminal history checks on their employees.
The Illinois Supreme Court recently agreed to hear an appeal of an Appellate Court’s decision addressing whether an employee’s claim for damages under Illinois’s Biometric Information Protection Act is preempted by the exclusivity provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (“IWCA”). Back in September, the Illinois Appellate Court for the First Judicial
Illinois has enacted new limitations and procedural obligations on the use of criminal conviction records in employment decisions.
Beginning January 1, 2023, many Illinois corporations will be required to provide EEO-1-style annual reports to the Illinois Secretary of State.
In the two years since the Illinois Supreme Court ruled that a failure to obtain written consent prior to collecting an individual’s biometric data is enough to maintain an action under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), over 800 class actions have been filed against Illinois employers. With
As the COVID-19 vaccine supply and appointments ramp up in the State of Illinois, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has issued employer guidance on providing employees with time off and flexibility to get vaccinated. Pivotal to the IDOL guidance […]