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.
Articles Discussing General Topics In Illinois Labor & Employment Law.
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 […]
Signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker into law June 25, 2021, new amendments to the Equal Pay Act of 2003 alter and clarify the practical implications of obtaining an equal pay registration certificate under the Act.
A requirement enacted through Governor Pritzker’s signing an amendment to the Equal Pay Act on March
As the hotel industry recovers, the City of Chicago has enacted a “Right to Return to Work” ordinance.
If passed by voters in November 2022, an amendment to the Illinois Constitution would preclude the State of Illinois and any local governmental entity from passing a “right-to-work” law, establishing a fundamental right of employees to unionize and engage in collective bargaining.
The Illinois General Assembly recently approved House of Representatives Amendment 1 to Senate Bill (SB) 672, which would significantly reform noncompete and nonsolicitation law in Illinois. The bill will now go to Governor JB Pritzker, who is expected to sign the bill into law.
The Illinois General Assembly passed a major bill on May 31, 2021, that further limits and clarifies the circumstances in which restrictive covenants can be enforced against Illinois employees. Governor J. B. Pritzker is expected to sign the bill into law.
An amendment to the Illinois Code of Civil Procedure provides that for all actions brought to recover damages for personal injury or wrongful death, prejudgment interest of six percent will begin to accrue on the date the action is filed.
On May 13, 2021, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued updated guidance advising that fully-vaccinated people no longer need to wear a mask or physical distance in any setting, except where required by law, a local business, […]
The Illinois Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA) has been amended to require employers to allow employees to take personal sick leave for absences due to “personal care of a covered family member.”
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
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.