With the signature of Gov. J.B. Pritzker on Friday, August 11, Illinois has joined the list of states requiring pay transparency in job postings.
Legislation recently signed into law by Gov. J.B. Pritzker will expand leave for bereaving a child and for mourning victims of violent crime; establish new leave for organ donation; and provide protections for freelance workers and temporary workers.
A bill advancing quickly through the Illinois legislature would add the state to the growing list of jurisdictions that require employers to share pay range information with job applicants.
The Illinois Supreme Court has held that employers commit a separate violation of the state's Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) each time they scan an employee's biometric information without the required notice or consent, potentially making BIPA missteps much more costly for employers.
Paid leave soon will be available to nearly all Illinois workers, as a result of the state legislature's recent passage of the Paid Leave for All Workers Act.
Voters in Illinois and Tennessee each approved ballot initiatives amending their state constitution regarding labor rights. However, the measures were completely opposite to each other with one affirming the right-to-work and the other the right-to-bargain,
In the first-ever biometric privacy class action to go to trial in Illinois, a federal jury in Chicago has awarded $228 million to a group of more than 45,000 truck drivers.
Effective July 1, Chicago is amending its sexual harassment ordinance to expand the definition of sexual harassment and to require employers to develop written policies, provide training and keep records to demonstrate compliance.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that workers' compensation law does not preclude employees from suing their employers under the state's unique biometric privacy law, potentially opening the door to costly litigation and damages for employers that violate the statute.
An amended Illinois law takes a unique step to make it easier for employers that wish to terminate, otherwise discipline or deny employment to workers who refuse to be vaccinated.
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