Articles Discussing General Topics In Illinois Labor & Employment Law.
Jackson Lewis attorneys are monitoring the progress of Senate Bill 1480, which was approved by the Illinois General Assembly during the lame duck session that convened in early January 2021.
Enacted in 2008, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14 et seq. (the “BIPA”), went largely unnoticed until a few years ago when a handful of cases sparked a flood of class action litigation over the collection, use, storage, and disclosure of biometric information. Seeing thousands of class
On December 24, 2020, the Illinois Appellate Court First District ruled that it is the public policy of the State of Illinois that police officers are to be honest and truthful in conducting their police duties. In City of Country […]
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As of January 1, 2020, all Illinois employers are required to provide sexual harassment training to all employees on an annual basis. The initial deadline for compliance is December 31, 2020. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the Illinois Legislature has not extended this deadline. Therefore, employers who have not yet provided the mandated training to employees only have a few weeks left to comply. For more information on best practices for implementation of training, including defining who outside of Illinois must receive this training, please see our previous Alert.
Beginning January 1, 2021, employees covered by the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance will have a private right of action against employers for violations of the Ordinance. Although the Ordinance took effect on July 1, 2020, due to the Covid-19 pandemic the City of Chicago delayed the effective date for private causes of
Employees covered by the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance will have a private right of action against employers for violations of the Ordinance beginning January 1, 2021.
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.
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 […]
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.