Under the Paid Leave for All Workers Act (the “Act”), Illinois became the third state to require employers to provide paid leave to employees to be used for any reason. The Act, effective January 1, 2024, requires all covered employers to provide their covered employees with up to 40 hours of paid leave each year.
On February 21, 2023, the National Labor Relations Board ruled that confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in severance agreements with unionized and non-unionized non-supervisory employees are unlawful. The recent decision, McLaren Macomb, overturned settled precedent that employers could lawfully include confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses in severance agreements with non-supervisory employees, unless the circumstances under which the agreements were offered were coercive.
The Illinois Supreme Court recently issued two major and highly-anticipated decisions regarding the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). Specifically, these two decisions determined that the statute of limitations for all BIPA claims is five years, and determined that each scan or disclosure of biometric information constitutes a separate claim under BIPA. As discussed below, […]
We wish our clients and friends a happy, healthy, and successful 2023. Our January Legal Update highlights some new federal and state laws and amendments taking effect this year that may impact Illinois business owners and individuals.