The time an employee spends getting an employer-mandated COVID-19 vaccine is likely compensable under the federal and state minimum wage laws, according to guidance from the Illinois Department of Labor.
A new ordinance prohibits employers from taking adverse action against employees who obey orders to stay at home, quarantine or isolate due to the coronavirus (COVID-19).
With the federal minimum wage remaining unchanged for more than 10 years now, states and localities are filling in the gap with new minimum wage laws or increases to existing minimum wages.
Two former Wendy's employees have filed a lawsuit in Illinois against the restaurant chain claiming that the way that the company stores and handles biometric data violates the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA).
Illinois has enacted broad legislation that will significantly impact employment practices, including nondisclosure agreements, sexual harassment training, leave for domestic violence victims and workplace safety.
Illinois has become the latest state to ban employers from asking job applicants about their salary or benefits history. The measure aims to ensure that women and minority applicants are not further victimized by past wage discrimination.
Chicago has passed the Fair Workweek Ordinance requiring employers to provide employees advance notice of work schedules and additional pay for schedule changes.
Illinois will soon become the 11th state to legalize recreational marijuana when Gov. J.B. Pritzker signs a bill he has voiced support for into law.
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