Chicago’s New Paid Leave and Paid Sick Leave Law Takes Effect July 1, 2024

Jun 18, 2024

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

U.S. Supreme Court Lowers Bar for Discrimination Claims

Jun 12, 2024

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

The FTC Non-Compete Ban: What Employers Should Know

Apr 24, 2024

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

Navigating the New Illinois, Cook County, and City of Chicago Paid Leave Laws

Dec 28, 2023

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

Illinois Supreme Court Scans BIPA Menu, Orders Big Fines

May 24, 2023

Illinois employers who use employees’ fingerprints, face scans, or other biometric identifiers to enable workers to access timekeeping, payroll, IT, or other systems have long been on notice that the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) imposes an obligation to obtain an employee’s […]

New Illinois Law Mandates Paid Leave for Employees

Mar 15, 2023

The Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers (PLFAW) Act was passed by the Illinois legislature in January and was signed into law by Governor Pritzker on March 13, 2023. Effective January 1, 2024, it will require nearly all private sector employers in Illinois […]

7th Circuit Clarifies That Discouraging Leave May Violate FMLA

Oct 27, 2022

In an important decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling in favor of the employer and clarified that “interfering, restraining, and denying are distinct ways of violating the FMLA.”

OOO: While You Were Out, Chicago Called to Tell You About New Anti-Harassment Obligations

Aug 4, 2022

Summertime often means summer hours and time out of the office. As such, some employers may have missed that the City of Chicago recently amended its sexual harassment ordinance to expand the definition of “sexual harassment,” to impose new policy and training requirements, to impose additional record keeping requirements, and to increase monetary penalties.

2022 Ushers in Sweeping Restrictions on Non-Competition and Non-Solicitation Agreements

Jan 5, 2022

For those employers looking to think, talk and worry about something besides COVID-19, we have just the topic: the Illinois Freedom to Work Act.   In August 2021, Governor Pritzker signed into law an amendment to the Act that imposes new restrictions on non-competition and non-solicitation agreements.  Here’s what the Omicron variant and vaccine mandates caused you to miss.

Illinois Bias Law Now Covers Criminal Convictions

Mar 31, 2021

Illinois employers now have yet another law to navigate. The state human rights statute now bans discrimination based on a candidate’s or employee’s criminal conviction unless the employer can show a “substantial relationship” exists between the conviction and the job or that the employment would involve an “unreasonable risk” to property or safety.

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