On September 17, 2021, a three-judge panel of the Illinois Appellate Court for the First Judicial District issued a long-awaited decision regarding the statute of limitations for claims under the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) in Tims v. Black Horse Carriers, Inc. The Tims decision marks the first appellate
Articles Discussing General Topics In Illinois Labor & Employment Law.
On August 20, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Illinois House Bill 3582, which takes effect on January 1, 2022 and amends the Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) in several ways.
Illinois has amended the Illinois Human Rights Act to make “work authorization status” a protected category.
The amendment, Public Act 102-0233, became effective immediately upon the governor’s signing in early-August.
Under the amendment, “work authorization status” is defined as the status of a person born outside of the United States,
The Illinois Victim’s Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) has been amended to expand the list of reasons for which job-protected leave is available, among other provisions. The amendments went into effect on August 20, 2021.
The Illinois General Assembly passed a major bill in May that significantly alters how and when employers can use restrictive covenants with Illinois employees. Illinois Governor JB Pritzker signed the bill into law on August 13, 2021, and it will go into effect January 1, 2022.
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In the last 10 years, states across the country have passed measures imposing new requirements and restrictions on employers wishing to use non-compete agreements with their workforces. In 2016, Illinois enacted the Freedom to Work Act (IFWA), which prohibits employers from entering into or enforcing non-compete agreements with employees
On August 2, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law Public Act 102-0233, which adds work authorization status to the list of protected classifications in Illinois. Effective immediately, the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) now makes it a civil rights violation for an employer to discriminate in any employment action (i.e. hiring, discipline, promotion, termination, etc.) based on an employee’s Work Authorization Status. “Work Authorization Status” means the status of being a person born outside of the United States, and not a U.S. citizen, who is authorized by the federal government to work in the United States.
On August 2, 2021, Illinois enacted House Bill 0121 (Bill) that – effective immediately – adds a provision to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) making it a civil rights violation for discriminating against employees and job applicants based on their “work authorization status[.]”1 Under the Bill, “work authorization
Employers in Illinois with at least 5 employees must soon comply with the Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (Secure Choice) or offer employees an employer-sponsored retirement plan.
Secure Choice requires employers to automatically withhold five percent of an employee’s compensation (up to the annual maximum allowed for IRA
Vaping has become a major health crisis in America’s public schools. For several years now public schools have been grappling with the behavioral, economic, health, and social consequences of tobacco companies and their surrogates allegedly targeting young people with highly addictive and dangerous vaping products through deceptive and predatory advertising,
The Chicago City Council amended its Paid Sick Leave Ordinance (“PSLO”) to clarify and expand the bases to take paid leave and to create a new action for wage theft. The wage theft provisions in the amended PSLO became effective on July 5, 2021, and the paid sick leave amendments will take effect on August 1, 2021.
Originally posted to our Wage and Hour Insights Blog. Wage and hour violations in Illinois just got a lot more expensive. On Friday, July 9, 2021, Governor Pritzker signed an amendment to the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act that increases the penalty for […]
On June 25, 2021, the Chicago City Council passed Ordinance No. O2021-2182 (the “Ordinance”), part of Mayor Lightfoot’s Chi Biz Strong Initiative. The Ordinance, which takes effect August 1, 2021, creates new wage theft protections and expands the covered reasons for use of paid sick leave.
Big change is here. Governor Pritzker signed the Student-Athlete Endorsement Rights Act, meaning effective today, Illinois student-athletes at both public and private universities, no matter the sport or division, have the ability to enter into individual endorsement deals while enrolled […]