Employers that lose discrimination and other cases before the Illinois Human Rights Commission must meet a little-known requirement before filing an appeal. According to Illinois courts, employers must first ask the Commission to reconsider every ruling in an employee's favor. If … [Read more...] about Employers Take Heed: Exercise Caution When Appealing a Ruling by the Illinois Human Rights Commission
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Are You In Compliance With the Illinois Employment Laws That Went Into Effect on January 1, 2015?New laws that have a significant impact on Illinois employers went into effect earlier this year. As of January 1, 2015, Illinois has new restrictions on employer criminal … [Read more...] about Are You In Compliance With the Illinois Employment Laws That Went Into Effect on January 1, 2015?
As of January 1, 2015, the recently enacted pregnancy accommodation amendments to the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”) will go into effect, requiring many Illinois employers to update or change their policies and practices with regard to the expecting and new … [Read more...] about Employers in Illinois Take Note: Pregnancy Accommodation Amendments Go Into Effect January 1, 2015
Key points:Effective January 1, 2015Reasonable accommodationMedical certificationPosting and notice Illinois Governor Pat Quinn has approved a law providing additional protections for pregnant women in the workplace. The law will go into effect on January 1, 2015. House … [Read more...] about New Illinois Law Requires Employers to Provide Accommodations to Pregnant Employees and Applicants
On January 1, 2008, a new law will go into effect that will enable employees to bypass the current administrative process for discrimination claims under the Illinois Human Rights Act and to assert those claims in state court where they may be heard by a jury. This major … [Read more...] about Illinois Human Rights Act Amended to Give Employees Direct Access to Illinois State Court and Jury Trials in Discrimination Complaints