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The Pregnancy Discrimination Act Was Amended. What Does This Mean for You?
The Pregnancy Discrimination Act Was Amended. What Does This Mean for You?

Federal law prohibiting pregnancy discrimination was amended for the first time since 1978. Starting mid-2023, pregnant workers must now be afforded the same workplace accommodations that workers receive under federal disability protections. Congress passed the Pregnant ...

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  • Illinois Employers Must Start Reporting Pay Data

    The saying “what gets measured gets improved” is right on the money when it comes to pay data reporting. As of January 1, 2023, amendments to the ...

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  • What Does the Speak Out Act Mean for Workplaces?

    President Biden recently signed into law the Speak Out Act (the “Act”), which bars the use of preemptive non-disclosure agreements, or “NDAs,” in ...

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  • Rock Your Crown! What Illinois Employers Should Know about Hair Discrimination

    People often say I am my father’s twin, so there’s no surprise that I also inherited his thick, curly hair. But for as long as I can remember, I was ...

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  • Chicago to Enforce Stronger Sexual Harassment Regulations

    As of July 1, 2022, Chicago employers and businesses licensed to perform work in the city will be subject to the City of Chicago’s expanded sexual ...

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  • Pride in the Workplace: A Conversation

    In both U.S. employment law and cultural norms, a lot has changed for LGBTQ+ people in the past few decades. The conversation below between founder of ...

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  • How to Advocate for Your Safety in the Workplace

    With the tight labor market, workers are in a good position to demand safe working conditions and a workplace free of discrimination. Luckily, workers ...

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  • 3 Ways Working from Home Can Improve DEI Efforts

    Vaccinations and low transmission rates mean many businesses can return to “normal.” This means many employees who have spent nearly the last eighteen ...

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  • Illinois Employers Face New Requirements for EEO Compliance, Equal Pay, and Criminal Records

    Employers have a barrage of new regulations with which to comply under the Illinois Business Corporation Act (IBCA), the Illinois Equal Pay Act ...

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  • The Top Three Pitfalls of Hiring to Increase Diversity and How to Avoid Them

    Many companies are recognizing the lack of racial, ethnic, and gender diversity within their organizations and committing to increasing representation ...

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