Recently-Passed Illinois Employment Laws Put Employers On Alert Of New Obligations

The Illinois legislature has recently sent to Governor Pritzker for signature a spate of employment legislation that could seriously impact employers, employees and job applicants.  Like other state legislatures responding to the #MeToo movement, Illinois’...

New Paid Leave Law in Maine Provides Employees Leave For Any Purpose

Maine is now the first state to pass legislation which provides paid leave time for employees to take for any reason they choose. The law is entitled “An Act Authorizing Earned Employee Leave” (“the Act”)...

Illinois’s Recreational Marijuana Law May Affect Employers in Illinois and Other States

On May 31, 2019, Illinois legislatures passed a bill making recreational marijuana legal in the state.  The bill, which was signed into law by Governor J.B. Pritzker, allows Illinois residents over the age of 21...