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Chicago Passes Fair Workweek Ordinance

USA - July 26 2019 Certain Chicago employees will soon enjoy more control over their work schedules. On July 24, 2019, the Chicago City Council passed the Fair Workweek…

Ryan S. Burandt.

New Obligations for Employers Under the Illinois Workplace Transparency Act

USA - June 6 2019 On June 2, 2019, the Illinois General Assembly approved the Workplace Transparency Act (WTA), providing further prohibitions concerning sexual…

Rachel L. Schaller.

Illinois Marijuana Legalization: Initial Impact on Employers

USA - June 4 2019 On May 31, 2019, the Illinois General Assembly approved the Illinois Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act (the Cannabis Act), legalizing recreational…

Seventh Circuit Clarifies What Constitutes a Hostile Work Environment Under Title VII

USA - February 20 2019 On Feb. 20, 2019, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals provided additional clarity about how "severe" and "pervasive" a supervisor's conduct must be…

Heather A. Jackson.

Illinois Legislators Remind Employers to Address Wage Disparities for Black Employees

USA - December 10 2018 In an effort to decrease wage disparities experienced by black employees, Illinois lawmakers passed H.B. 4743 on Nov. 28, 2018, amending the state’s…

Heather A. Jackson.