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Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Illinois 2023 Year-End Reminders and Changes Coming to Employment Law in 2024 and Beyond

December 20, 2023

Via: LexBlog

I. Passing of the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act (PLFAW). The new Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act becomes effective on January 1, 2024. The Act applies to most employees in the state, with very limited exceptions […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Be Prepared for Significant Employment Law Changes in 2024

December 1, 2023

Via: National Law Review

The year 2023 brought many changes to Illinois labor and employment law. As the year ends, it is important to make sure you are ready for the laws that go into effect January 1, 2024. Taking the time to review […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Illinois Legislature Amends Effective Date of Equal Pay Provisions of Day and Temporary Labor Services Act

November 15, 2023

Via: National Law Review

It is expected that Governor J.B. Pritzker will sign the amendment into law. This will provide much-needed time for staffing agencies, and the companies that use them, to receive clarification from the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) about Section 42 […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Paid Leave For Any Reason Now A Reality In Illinois

March 20, 2023

Via: LexBlog

Who’s Invited To The Paid Leave Party? The Act requires employers with at least one employee to provide paid leave. “Employee” in the Act has the same application and meaning as that provided in the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Illinois Set to Mandate Paid Leave For All Employees

March 13, 2023

Via: LexBlog

The Paid Leave for All Workers Act, expected to be signed soon by Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker, would require nearly all covered Illinois employers to provide employees paid leave to be used for any purpose. Illinois would be just the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Pay Transparency Law Updates: Hiring in 2023

February 23, 2023

Via: LexBlog

Recent legislative action across the country suggests that expanding pay transparency requirements will continue to be a major issue for employers to navigate in 2023. Three states—Illinois, Rhode Island, and Washington—recently joined the pay transparency movement by issuing regulations or […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Illinois Supreme Court Opens Door to Enormous Damages Awards for Violation of Biometric Privacy Law

February 23, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Illinois employers that use biometric timeclocks (such as finger, face, hand, or retina scan timeclocks or entry devices) or collect other biometric information should take action immediately to confirm they are in compliance with Illinois’s Biometric Privacy Act (BIPA). Although […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Illinois legislature passes Paid Leave for All Workers Act

February 3, 2023

Via: JD Supra

On January 10, 2023, the Illinois legislature passed SB 208, also known as the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, a bill that provides paid leave to virtually all Illinois employees. Governor J.B. Pritzker is expected to sign the bill […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Illinois Employers Subject to New Requirements in 2023

January 18, 2023

Via: JD Supra

Minimum Wage Increase An increase of the Illinois minimum wage took effect on January 1, 2023, raising the minimum wage to $13.00/hour within Illinois. Illinois has been on the path to a $15.00/hour minimum wage since 2019 when Governor J.B. […]


Know Your Rights

Illinois Probate Law – Can Anyone Contest A Will?

October 26, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Under Illinois law, if you die and have a will (or die without a will or trust), the process of legally transferring your assets is called probate. Now there are a lot of exceptions such as what happens when you […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Federal Court Stays Suit Implicating Accrual of Claims Under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

July 14, 2022

Via: LexBlog

Last week, an Illinois federal district court granted the defendant’s motion to stay in Stegmann v. PetSmart, No. 1:22-cv-01179 (N.D. Ill.). The case implicates the evolving law surrounding the scope of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) and a […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Illinois Governor Signs Bills Expanding Contractors’ Liability for Unpaid Wages

June 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

On June 10, Illinois Gov. J. B. Pritzker signed House Bill 5412 and its trailer bill, House Bill 4600, into law. Both bills amend the Illinois Wage Payment and Collection Act (WPCA) to make certain primary contractors liable for any […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Illinois Expands Unpaid Bereavement Leave

June 22, 2022

Via: SHRM

Illinois has enacted amendments to the Child Bereavement Leave Act, expanding the law’s scope and renaming it the “Family Bereavement Leave Act” (FBLA). The amendments are effective Jan. 1, 2023, and the two major purposes are to: (1) expand the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Illinois Issues Proposed Regs on Equal Pay Registration Certificate Requirements

May 26, 2022

Via: SHRM

The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has, at long last, issued proposed rules implementing its equal pay registration certificate (EPRC) requirements. As a reminder, Illinois is setting deadlines for covered employers to apply for certification on a rolling basis. The […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Illinois Supreme Court Nixes Employer Biometric Privacy Defense

April 5, 2022

Via: JD Supra

In the latest in a series of setbacks for employers facing claims under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) (740 ILCS 14 et seq.), the Supreme Court of Illinois held last month that the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (IWCA) […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Employers Take Heed: Follow Illinois Biometric Privacy Rules or Risk a Losing Battle

February 16, 2022

Via: National Law Review

Employers in Illinois who collect, use, or retain their employees’ biometric data—personal information such as fingerprints or facial or voice recognition—need to be aware of a recent legal development. As we have explained before, Illinois was the first state to […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Illinois Supreme Court ruling curtails prominent BIPA defense

February 14, 2022

Via: JD Supra

On February 3, 2022, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled in McDonald v. Symphony Bronzeville Park, LLC, [1] that the exclusivity provisions of the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act (“Compensation Act”) do not preempt employees’ claims for statutory damages against their employers […]


Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

Reminder: Illinois Restrictive Covenant Law Takes Effect on January 1, 2022

November 15, 2021

Via: National Law Review

As we previously reported, a new amendment to the Illinois Freedom to Work Act (820 ILCS § 90) regarding the use of non-competition and non-solicitation restrictive covenants for Illinois employees will take effect on January 1, 2022. The law imposes […]


Advertising & Marketing, Business Law & Regulations

Illinois’ marketplace facilitator law – insights and analysis

October 15, 2021

Via: LexBlog

The latest October 1 – The Illinois Department of Revenue releases Sales and Use Tax Form CRT-63 “Sales Through Marketplace Facilitator Certificate.” (PDF). This certificate, which must be renewed annually, must be provided by marketplace facilitators to marketplace sellers. The […]


Business Law & Regulations, Finance

How to Do Payroll in Illinois

August 19, 2021

Via: Fit Small Business

Illinois has state income taxes, with reciprocity agreements with nearby states to let employees pay income taxes for the state they reside in. The wage and labor laws closely follow federal regulations. We’ll cover how to complete payroll in Illinois, […]