Ensure training, policies and procedures reflect the most recent developments in Illinois impacted by Coronavirus/COVID-19, and what do you need to address outside of the pandemic that includes recent Illinois and local laws that have taken effect since 2019. The following should be on your radar: Illinois Workplace Transparency Act (effective 2020); Illinois Human Rights Act (recent amendments and developments addressing discrimination based on sexual harassment, disability, national origin/ancestry, retaliation); Victims Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA); Amendments to the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003, and the Wage Payment and Collection Act – addressing equal pay (effective January 2019 and September 2019; Chicago Fair Work Week; Illinois Expense Reimbursement Act; and temporary measures to put in place given Governor Pritzker’s “Stay at Home” Order. Laws in Illinois pertaining to paid leaves, unpaid leaves, unemployment compensation benefits, workers’ compensation, safety, and terminations
High profile complaints of sexual harassment continue to dominate the headlines and the workplace is under far more scrutiny. Learn the best proactive approaches for creating a workplace culture where employees come forward and learn investigation best practices.
Learn how to obtain and admit social media and and other electronic data as evidence in an employment law case. Understand a wide range of discovery-related topics, including collecting evidence from apps, working with metadata in litigation, subpoenaing social media companies, using archive features, and more.