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.”
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.
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.