justice scale justice scale justice scale

McKenna Minutes

“The life of the law has not been logic; it has been experience.”

-Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Employment Law

The Employment Law attorneys at McKenna Storer handle a broad range of matters for employers from representing them before various administrative agencies and courts to offering counseling and preventative services. Our attorneys regularly defend claims brought under state and federal human rights statutes such as Title VII, Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act.


Employment Law Services


The Illinois Workplace Transparency Act’s Affect on Sexual Harassment  Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Clauses

The Illinois Workplace Transparency Act’s Affect on Sexual Harassment Nondisclosure and Nondisparagement Clauses

-

In a prior blog, I discussed Illinois’ continuing attempts to curb sexual harassment through its enactment of Public Act 101-0221. One important aspect of Public Act 101-0221 is the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act.

Continue Reading

Categories Employment Law


Illinois Employers Need to Be Aware of New Sexual Harassment Protections

Illinois Employers Need to Be Aware of New Sexual Harassment Protections

-

There are many new laws giving Illinois employees more protection against sexual harassment in the workplace. On August 9, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0221 into law.

Continue Reading

Categories Employment Law


The Equitable Restrooms Act to Take Effect in Illinois

The Equitable Restrooms Act to Take Effect in Illinois

-

Illinois has passed a law that requires all single-occupancy public bathrooms be labeled as gender-neutral. The Equitable Restrooms Act, which takes effect on January 1, 2020, mandates that all single-occupancy restrooms “in a place of public accommodation or public building” to be identified as “all-gender and designated for use by no more than one person at a time or for family or assisted use…

Continue Reading

Categories Business Law Employment Law


Illinois’ New Tool Against Discriminatory Pay: The No Salary History Law

Illinois’ New Tool Against Discriminatory Pay: The No Salary History Law

-

Governor Pritzker signed into law the No Salary History Law, which will advance equal pay in Illinois. The No Salary History Law will strengthen both the Federal Equal Pay Act and Illinois’ Equal Pay Act by prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s past wages during the hiring process.


Categories Employment Law General Litigation


Which Pronoun Fits Your Employee?

Which Pronoun Fits Your Employee?

-

I was recently at a seminar at a large university where the speaker stood at the podium and stated, “Hi, my name is… and the pronouns I most identify with are “ze, zirzirs.” The next speaker did the same, only this time the pronouns were “ze, hir and hirs.” A couple sitting next to me whispered to each other, “What’s a pronoun?” “Pronouns are he or she.” “Why did she say he?”


Categories Employment Law General Litigation


ISERRA- New Illinois Military Leave Law Now in Effect

ISERRA- New Illinois Military Leave Law Now in Effect

-

Illinois has a new law protecting Illinois service members’ employment rights while they are serving and protecting our country.


Categories Employment Law Legal Updates


Illinois State Legislature Passes Bill That May Allow Increased Civil Claims Against Illinois Employers

Illinois State Legislature Passes Bill That May Allow Increased Civil Claims Against Illinois Employers

-
In this Issue

    On March 14, 2019, the Illinois House passed Senate Bill 1596 by a vote of 70-40-1. The Bill creates a statutory exception to the workers’ compensation exclusive remedy provision for occupational injuries otherwise barred due to the Acts’ repose provisions.


    Categories Civil Tort Law Employment Law


    SMALL COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW THE EMPLOYMENT LAWS

    SMALL COMPANIES NEED TO KNOW THE EMPLOYMENT LAWS

    -

    Smaller companies often mistakenly believe that the state and federal employment discrimination laws do not apply to them because they are too small to be expected to know the laws or should not be held to the same standards of a larger company.


    Categories Employment Law


    Illinois Employers Must Update Employee Reimbursement Policies by January 1, 2019

    Illinois Employers Must Update Employee Reimbursement Policies by January 1, 2019

    -

    The Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act has been amended to require reimbursement of employees expenses, which may include higher ticket items like cellular phones, cellular data service fees, home computers and internet provider fees for employees who are expected to work remotely and more travel expenses.


    Categories Business Law Employment Law


    All Employers Need A Workplace Violence Policy or Plan

    All Employers Need A Workplace Violence Policy or Plan

    -

    Employers need to be proactive in formulating a written policy for workplace violence. The news is replete with stories of workplace violence. A disgruntled ex-employee, coworker or spouse of an employee, or sometimes just a random customer or stranger walks in and violence breaks out.


    Categories Employment Law


    Here to help with whatever your legal issues may be, schedule your no-obligation consultation or Simply Call us at.
    Chicago: (312) 558-3900 or Woodstock: (815) 334-9694

    Please do not send confidential information via email. The sending of information by you, and the receipt of it by McKenna Storer, is not intended to, and does not create a lawyer-client relationship.

    Privacy Policy | Sitemap © 2019 McKenna Storer
    Show Buttons
    Hide Buttons