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New Chicago Sexual Harassment Prevention Requirements Go Into Effect

Chicago’s new sexual harassment prevention ordinance went into effect this month, imposing significant new obligations on Chicago employers. The ordinance requires employers to have a written policy prohibiting sexual harassment that includes an expanded definition of sexual harassment, a statement that sexual harassment and retaliation for reporting sexual harassment are illegal in Chicago, examples of … Continue Reading

Windy City Employers Take Note: New Chicago Ordinance Outlining Rights and Obligations Regarding COVID-19 Vaccines

Chicago recently passed an ordinance outlining employees’ rights and employers’ obligations in connection with getting a COVID-19 vaccine. Employers should be aware of these key provisions of the ordinance: Regardless of whether an employer mandates vaccination, the employer cannot mandate that if any employee gets a vaccine, the vaccine must be administered during nonworking hours. … Continue Reading

Illinois Enacts New Background Check Requirements

Background check compliance has been a technical minefield for years. Federal, state and local requirements differ, meaning that multistate employers have a lot to keep track of. Illinois just planted a new landmine. Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act impose new requirements on employers conducting background checks in Illinois. Governor Pritzker signed the bill … Continue Reading
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