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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 14 Aug 2019

Illinois Governor Signs Changes to State Equal Pay Act Including Salary History Ban

As we previously reported, the Illinois legislature passed House Bill 834 and Governor J. B. Pritzker signed the bill into law. It will become

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 18 Jun 2019

Construction One-Minute Read: Illinois Fails to Make General Contractors Responsible for All Wages on Private Projects

The big legislative news in Illinois this spring concerned the passage of a law permitting marijuana for recreational use, beginning January 1, 2020

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 12 Jun 2019

MeToo-Inspired Laws Hit the Midwest: Illinois Passes Anti-harassment, Pay Equity, and Board Diversity Legislation

After ending 2018 with a slew of new employment laws, Illinois continues to enact legislation impacting employers. Following the example set by

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 11 Apr 2019

Share and Share Alike: Sharing Essential Job Functions May Qualify as a Reasonable Accommodation

On April 1, 2019, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied summary judgment in an Americans with Disabilities

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 15 Feb 2019

Illinois’s Valentine’s Day Gift to Employees: A $15 Minimum Wage

On February 14, 2019, the Illinois legislature passed Senate Bill 0001 (SB0001), which amends the Illinois Minimum Wage Law and the Illinois Income

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 4 Feb 2019

Illinois Supreme Court Opens Floodgates for Biometric Lawsuits: Will the Business Community Lobby for Change?

The Illinois Supreme Court issued its long-awaited ruling in Rosenbach and reversed the appellate court’s decision that technical violations of the

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 28 Dec 2018

Homebuyers’ Implied Warranty of Habitability Suit Against Subcontractors Is Frozen out by Illinois Supreme Court

Overruling 35 years of precedent, the Illinois Supreme Court has held that buyers of newly constructed homes cannot sue subcontractors for breach of

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 27 Dec 2018

Illinois Rings in the New Year With New Employment Laws

As we prepare to welcome 2019, Illinois employers must also prepare for new employment laws that afford greater rights and protections to employees

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 26 Nov 2018

Illinois Enacts Expansive Job Protection Statute for Military Service Members

Effective January 1, 2019, the rights of Illinois employees serving in the military will be governed by the Illinois Service Member Employment and

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Ogletree Deakins | USA | 20 Nov 2018

Recent Employee-Friendly Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act Include Updated Posting and Handbook Requirements

Recent amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) broaden employee rights and impose new, immediate notice requirements on employers

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