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Illinois Legislature Passes Bill Banning Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements for Certain Employees

On May 31, 2021, the Illinois General Assembly passed Senate Bill 672, amending the Illinois Freedom to Work Act prohibiting non-compete and non-solicitation agreements for employees earning below a certain salary. This amendment codifies various Illinois court decisions.  As of the date of this Memo, the bill is still awaiting Governor Pritzker’s signature.  Governor Pritzker…

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EEO-1 Reports and Amendments to the Illinois Business Corporate Act, Human Rights Act, and Equal Pay Act

I.           EEO-1 REPORTS             A.        EEOC Announces Submission Dates for 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Reports. After delaying the deadline for filing of 2019 EEO-1 reports, the EEOC announced that employers with 100 or more employees may submit both their 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 reports during the period beginning on April 26, 2021 and ending on…

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U.S. Department of Labor Updates

In the final days of 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued new guidance regarding the expiration of mandatory FFCRA leave, telemedicine visits, electronic posting for FLSA and FMLA Notices, and the compensability of travel time for employees who spend portions of their day working from home and in the workplace. Below is a…

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End of the Year COVID-19 Updates

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) Extended The FFCRA, which provided mandated paid leave for certain COVID-19 related circumstances, expires on December 31, 2020.  The new stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by the President did not extend this mandated FFCRA leave.  However, on January 1, 2021, employers may voluntarily provide FFCRA leave and…

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Chicago’s Fair Workweek Ordinance

Building Services, Healthcare, Hotels, Manufacturing, Restaurants, Retail, and Warehouse Services employers in the City of Chicago need to be aware of the Chicago’s Fair Workweek Ordinance (“Ordinance”).  Although the ordinance took effect on July 1, 2020, the City of Chicago delayed the effective date for an employee’s private right of action under the Ordinance until…

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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Time is Running Out – Only 71 Days Left to Complete the Training for All Employees!

Monthly Minute Memo: October 21, 2020 – Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Time is Running Out – Only 71 Days Left to Complete the Training for All Employees! As of January 1, 2020, Illinois law mandates that all employers complete sexual harassment prevention training for all of their employees by December 31, 2020, and annually each…

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DOL’s Proposed New Rule Regarding Independent Contractors

The Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a proposed new rule addressing how it will determine if a worker is an independent contractor or an employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).  According to the DOL, this proposed new rule takes into account existing DOL guidance and court decisions to fine tune the “economic reality”…

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Revised FFCRA Rules and Regulations

Koehler | Dinkel                             Partners in Employment Management Monthly Minute Memo: Revised FFCRA Rules and Regulations On April 14, 2020, the State of New York filed suit in the Southern District of New York challenging the Families First Coronavirus Response Act’s (“FFCRA”) rules and regulations issued by the Department of Labor (“DOL”).  On August 3,…

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