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Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 3 Apr 2019

New Illinois MeToo Legislation Targets Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

As the MeToo movement continues to sweep across the country, Illinois lawmakers are considering two proposed laws aimed at curbing sexual harassment


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


Greenberg Traurig LLP | USA | 17 Sep 2018

Illinois Legislative Update: Amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act and Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act

In the week of Aug. 24, 2018, Governor Bruce Rauner approved amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA) and the Illinois Wage Payment and


Barnes & Thornburg LLP | USA | 13 Oct 2017

Attention Illinois Employers: 3 Handbook Policies to Revisit Now

If you haven’t reviewed your attendance, sick leave, or pregnancy-related policies in a while, the time is right to ensure you stay up to date and


Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP | USA | 24 Aug 2017

“Woefully thin statistics” doom adverse impact claim

Patrick White, an attorney in the Cook County (Illinois) Public Defender’s Office, lost his claim that the county’s promotion process had an adverse


Porzio Bromberg & Newman PC | USA | 19 Jan 2017

Liability Available by the Case at Costco

A $250,000 jury verdict in federal court in Illinois provides all employers a clear reminder that they have an obligation to protect their employees


Proskauer Rose LLP | USA | 23 Aug 2016

Illinois Domestic Workers Now Guaranteed Certain Employment Rights

On August 12, 2016, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner signed the Domestic Workers' Bill of Rights Act (House Bill 1288) (the "Act") on behalf of


FisherBroyles LLP | USA | 9 Aug 2016

Sexual Orientation And The Courts: Whole Lotta Hand Wringin’ Goin’ On

Lately there's been a whole lotta hand wringing and finger pointing in the federal courts over the issue of sexual orientation and Title VII. A


Seyfarth Shaw LLP | USA | 4 Feb 2016

When Will We Know If Title VII Applies To Cases of Sexual Orientation Discrimination?

A Judge in the Northern District of Illinois has found that the protections of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 do not extend to cases of


Foley & Lardner LLP | USA | 28 Dec 2015

EEOC Must Conciliate, But Still Few Answers Regarding Routine Separation Agreement Provisions

In February 2014, the EEOC sent waves through employer communities when it filed a lawsuit against a national retail pharmacy contending some of the

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