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What Do I Need to Know about Illinois’ New Work Rest Requirements?
What Do I Need to Know about Illinois’ New Work Rest Requirements?

Changes to Illinois’ One Day Rest in Seven Act (ODRISA) will take effect on January 1, 2023. Lawmakers voted this past May to make changes to the Act’s substantive provisions, and added increased penalties to incentivize compliance. The modifications will impact both ...

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    Washington D.C.’s non-compete law has had a long journey. The process started in the pre-COVID-19 days. The original act—the Ban on Non-Compete ...

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  • Can You Take Time Off to Vote in Illinois?

    With the availability of early voting as an option for those who cannot get to the polls on Election Day, it may come as a surprise that most ...

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  • The Brave New World of Employment Agreements: Ending Forced Arbitration

    Rep. Cheri Bustos, Kristen Prinz, Scott D'Angelo, Christie Hefner. On October 11, 2022, Kristen Prinz participated in a panel discussion moderated by ...

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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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  • How to Handle Long COVID at Work

    After COVID-19 changed the landscape of the American workplace, its step-sister “Long COVID” is now threatening to do the same. As a result of COVID’s ...

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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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  • The Value of Time and Timing in Negotiations

    Time and timing are critical components of every negotiation. When time is on your side, you can wait out your objectives, test out different ...

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  • New NLRB Rules Could Signal Increased Unionization

    The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) recently proposed two significant changes to how it handles unionization efforts. One overturns years of ...

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    Employers who use arbitration agreements for their employees now face a new challenge: claims of sexual assault and sexual harassment can no longer be ...

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