The Paid Leave for All Workers Act

The Paid Leave for All Workers Act Illinois’s new paid leave law, PLAWA, affects every employer with an employee in the state and goes into effect January 1, 2024. PLAWA allows employees to accrue up to one week a year of paid leave. This paid leave must be able to be used for any reason. More generous municipal [...]

2024-01-16T13:36:51-06:00December 11th, 2023|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

Employment Webinar! Independent Contractors vs. Employees Our employment webinar on Employees vs. Independent Contractors is now available to view on YouTube. Thank you to everyone who attended! Subscribe to our newsletter here to receive updates and notifications for future webinars, whether another employment webinar or on other topics. Worker misclassification is one of the most common mistakes we see business owners make, whether [...]

Anti-Retaliation Ordinance: Employee Accommodations for COVID-19

In the last bit of employment news last week, the BACP reminded employers of the Anti-Retaliation Ordinance. Enacted in response to the coronavirus pandemic, the Ordinance protects workers from retaliation for obeying certain health orders related to COVID-19. What Health Orders are Covered Under Chicago's Anti-Retaliation Ordinance? The Anti-Retaliation Ordinance applies to several kinds of health orders: Stay at [...]

2020-07-07T13:12:37-05:00July 7th, 2020|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

Strengthened Illinois Equal Pay Act Combats the Gender Pay Gap

On July 31st, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed into law House Bill 2462, an amendment to the Equal Pay Act of 2003. Previously passed through the legislature in 2017 and 2018, it was struck down both times by previous Gov. Rauner. The bill introduces provisions which prevent an employer from discriminating against job applicants based on their previous wage [...]

2020-06-03T16:19:17-05:00August 1st, 2019|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|

Can I Fire A Capitol Rioter? “Employment At Will” in Illinois

Probably. As an employment "at will" state, Illinois employers have a lot of freedom when firing their employees. Some protected activities, like breastfeeding and voting, cannot be used as grounds for termination. Can I Fire A Capitol Rioter? "Employment At Will" in Illinois Can I fire an employee for participating in the Capitol riots? As an employment "at will" [...]

2021-01-27T10:20:17-06:00August 18th, 2017|Employers, Employment Issues, Small Business Law|
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