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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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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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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

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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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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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Categories Business Law Business Services


The Equitable Restrooms Act to Take Effect in Illinois

The Equitable Restrooms Act to Take Effect in Illinois

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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…

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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

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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


Alexander Sweis Named Partner at McKenna Storer

Alexander Sweis Named Partner at McKenna Storer

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McKenna Storer is pleased to announce the appointment of their newest partner, Alexander Sweis.  An outstanding trial attorney, Alexander is known for his precision and thorough preparation.  His clients value his hard work, dedication, and accessibility.  Alexander has been with the firm since 2011.


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