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Check List of Major Changes in Laws Governing the Workplace in Illinois

Check List of Major Changes in Laws Governing the Workplace in Illinois

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Illinois has had significant changes in the laws governing the workplace in 2019 and 2020. Employers can be hit with serious legal consequences for ignoring these major changes in laws governing the workplace.

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Categories Employment Law


Illinois Requires Mandatory Disclosures Of Sexual Harassment and Unlawful Discrimination Judgments

Illinois Requires Mandatory Disclosures Of Sexual Harassment and Unlawful Discrimination Judgments

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Illinois, in its quest toward curbing sexual harassment in the workplace, has amended the Illinois Human Rights Act, to require annual disclosures of sexual harassment and unlawful discrimination in the work place.

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Categories Employment Law


Illinois Employers Need to know About The New Laws Governing Employee Arbitration Clauses

Illinois Employers Need to know About The New Laws Governing Employee Arbitration Clauses

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Illinois has new restrictions with respect to all employment agreement, including written arbitration agreements.

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Categories Employment Law


Illinois Employers Need to Know About Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

Illinois Employers Need to Know About Mandatory Sexual Harassment Training

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Illinois employers need to be aware of the new mandatory sexual harassment training requirements.

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Categories Employment Law


Employers Need to Be Aware of the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act

Employers Need to Be Aware of the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act

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Illinois hotels and casinos need to begin to prepare for a new employee safety law taking effect in 2020 known as the Hotel and Casino Employee Safety Act,820 ILCS 325/5-10.

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Categories Employment Law


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

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

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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.

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Categories Employment Law


McKenna Storer Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

McKenna Storer Celebrates Its 65th Anniversary

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McKenna Storer is celebrating its 65th anniversary this month, which commemorates 65 incredible years providing quality legal services to individuals, businesses and insurance companies.

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Illinois Employers Need to Be Aware of New Sexual Harassment Protections

Illinois Employers Need to Be Aware of New Sexual Harassment Protections

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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.

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Categories Employment Law


Preparing for a Data Breach: Tabletop Exercises

Preparing for a Data Breach: Tabletop Exercises

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Incident response planning, including tabletop exercises, is vital to the data breach preparedness of any organization. Data breaches can have a crippling effect on a business. Although data breaches at large companies dominate the headlines, data breaches occur at small and medium-sized businesses as well.


Categories Business Services Privacy and Data Security Litigation


Small Business Formation Guide: By-laws, Operating Agreements, and Partnership Agreements

Small Business Formation Guide: By-laws, Operating Agreements, and Partnership Agreements

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When acquaintances or family members decide to go into business together, to save money, they generally forgo formalities that are not legally required. They assume matters can easily be resolved amongst family or friends. However, it is often the case that once a business starts turning a profit or failing, people start looking out for their own interests.

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