City Council approved the Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance by unanimous vote on July 24, 2019. This past May marked the third time such an ordinance was proposed in City Council, and the language ultimately approved by City Council changed substantially […]
August 1, 2019
On July 31, 2019, Gov. J.B. Pritzker signed a new law that prohibits Illinois employers from asking for or considering compensation history when making employment decisions or setting compensation. The law is aimed at reducing the wage gap between men […]
OSHA Redesigns Whistleblower Protection Program Website. Is your Anti-Retaliation Program up to Date?
July 26, 2019
OSHA recently modernized its Whistleblower Protection Program Website. The redesigned site includes useful and interactive materials regarding whistleblower statutes enforced by OSHA, including a video that highlights industries that may fall under its jurisdiction. While the site includes an abundance […]
July 25, 2019
Originally posted on our Special Education Law Insights Blog In a July 2019 briefing report, the United States Commission on Civil Rights warned that students of color with disabilities face exclusionary discipline, like suspensions and expulsions, at much higher rates than their peers without disabilities. What […]
Originally posted on our Wage and Hour Insights Blog The Chicago City Council passed the new Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance by a unanimous vote earlier today, as reported by the Chicago Sun Times. Read more on our Wage and Hour Insights Blog.
The Public Access Counselor (PAC) of the Illinois Attorney General’s office recently issued two binding opinions addressing the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). Specifically, the opinions found two public entities violated FOIA by improperly applying for the “trade secrets” exemption […]
July 24, 2019
As we discussed in an alert in December, with PERA’s full implementation on September 1, 2016, new tenure rules are in effect in Illinois. ISBE guidance suggests that for those districts with a PERA implementation date of September 1, 2016, the […]
July 22, 2019
Originally posted on our Special Education Law Insights Blog It’s a nightmare scenario: You come back to school rested after a well-deserved summer break to find a parent complaining that their child should have been evaluated over the summer and had an IEP […]