The City of Chicago amended its sexual harassment Ordinance on April 27, 2022. Chicago employers should take note of the following significant changes to the law that took effect on July 1, 2022. The amended Ordinance imposes new requirements on employers with respect to training, recordkeeping, and written policy language. It also increases penalties for violations by a factor of ten. But inconsistencies between the new Ordinance and existing law also create a number of questions.
On April 27, 2022, the Chicago City Council approved several substantive amendments to the sexual harassment provisions of the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance. The amendments impose new and expanded harassment training obligations for all employers operating in the City of […]
On July 1, 2022, amendments to Chicago’s Human Rights Ordinance will go into effect. In April 2022, Chicago Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and the Commission on Human Relations amended the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance, adding additional protections for those subjected to sexual harassment. The amendments also modified definitions of “sexual
On December 21, 2021, Mayor Lori Lightfoot issued Public Health Order 2021-2, a vaccine mandate for certain public accommodations that is meant to help curb the spread of COVID-19 as the Omicron variant continues to surge.
On December 21, 2021, the City of Chicago issued Public Health Order 2021-2, which requires certain indoor establishments (including restaurants, gyms, and entertainment venues) to verify the COVID-19 vaccination status of patrons five years of age and older, effective January 3, 2022. Chicago joins New York City, Los Angeles, and
The City of Chicago has issued a public health order requiring restaurants, bars, gyms, fitness centers, and entertainment/recreation venues where food or beverages are served to require proof of vaccination from all patrons.
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.
As the hotel industry recovers, the City of Chicago has enacted a “Right to Return to Work” ordinance.
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.
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.
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.”
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 […]