Scott Pointner moderated “Workplace 2021: What You Need to Know” presented by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce. Ray Sanguinetti was a panelist and discussed the importance of conducting an audit on current employee handbooks and policies and procedures.
Category: Labor and Employment
News Alert: Amendments to Illinois Human Rights Act Regulate Use of Criminal Records in Employment Decisions.
On March 23, 2021, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill that amended the Illinois Human Rights Act, effective immediately. Those amendments place new limitations and procedural requirements on the use of criminal conviction records in employment determinations.
Initial Review: H.R. 6201 Families First Coronavirus Response Act
On March 18, 2020, the Senate passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, and the President is expected to sign the bill shortly
The potential issues employers face include promoting healthy and safe habits in the workplace, high rates of employee absenteeism, a need to conduct off-site business, and general business disruption.
The interplay between Illinois’ new cannabis legislation, Illinois’ Unemployment Insurance Act (Misconduct, Section 602), and employers’ zero-tolerance or drug free workplace policies, will be explored and judged under an evolving reasonableness standard.