All Items: Illinois

  • Illinois Joins Salary History Ban Trend

    August 6, 2019

    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 Passes Predictive Scheduling Ordinance

    July 31, 2019

    Chicago has passed the Fair Workweek Ordinance requiring employers to provide employees advance notice of work schedules and additional pay for schedule changes.

  • Illinois Set to Legalize Recreational Marijuana

    June 14, 2019

    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.

  • Illinois Set to Join $15 Minimum Wage Club

    February 19, 2019

    Illinois would join California, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York and about three dozen cities, towns and counties that have, or will eventually have, a $15 minimum wage.

  • Novel Biometrics Ruling Could Open Door to Lawsuits in Illinois

    February 4, 2019

    An Illinois Supreme Court ruling makes it easier to sue companies for damages for collecting biometric data, such as a thumb print, without telling consumers or employees how the information will be used.

  • Illinois Requires Paid Breastfeeding Breaks

    August 29, 2018

    Effective August 21, 2018, employers covered by the Nursing Mothers in the Workplace Act are prohibited from reducing employees' compensation for time used to express milk or nurse a baby.

  • Extended Leave Is Not Reasonable Accommodation, 7th Circuit Rules

    October 27, 2017

    The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled in a pair of recent cases that an employer need not provide a long-term medical leave of absence as a reasonable accommodation under the ADA.

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