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New Illinois Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Legal Updates

Are you prepared for the new Illinois sexual harassment and discrimination law?The Illinois Legislature passed key legislation in 2019 that will forever change how Illinois employers manage harassment and discrimination issues under Illinois law. In fact, the changes will require all employers to update their training practices, key policies, personnel forms, severance and settlement agreements, and private arbitration agreements. The changes will also impact how (and if) employers will voluntarily resolve employment disputes in light of mandatory disclosure of such settlements upon request by the Illinois Department of Human Rights. This material will provide the very latest recap and summary of key statutory changes coming to Illinois, on the topic of workplace harassment and discrimination. Learn how to use nondisclosure agreements, arbitration clauses, and nondisparagement clauses for matters involving harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. Requirements to update training programs and key policies, expansion of leave for victims of sexual harassment, mandatory reporting of adverse decisions to the Illinois Department of Human Rights, and how to protect independent contractors from harassment and discrimination will also be discussed.


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Agenda

Key Developments in Springfield

  • SB75, AKA Anti-Harassment Omnibus Bill
  • Mandatory Changes to Settlement, Confidentiality, Arbitration, and Nondisparagement Agreements
  • Mandatory Adverse Findings and Private Settlement Reporting
  • Mandatory Training Requirements for All Employees

Miscellaneous Changes Coming

  • Victims Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) Amendment - Leave for Victims of Workplace Harassment
  • Equal Pay Act
  • Independent Contractor Protections
  • Harassment Investigations - Must Do's and What to Avoid
  • New Trends and Developments in 2019 and Beyond

Enforcement of Harassment Policies

  • Recent 7th Circuit, U.S. Supreme Court and Illinois Supreme Court Guidance
  • New Policies and Practices on Reporting Harassment
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  • IL CLE 1.25
     
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  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.25 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.
     

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  • IL CLE 1.25
     

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  • IL CLE 1.25
     

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Jeffrey A. Risch, Esq.

Jeffrey A. Risch, Esq.

SmithAmundsen LLC

  • Partner and chair of SmithAmundsen’s Labor & Employment Practice Group - Chicago, Illinois
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of management-side labor & employment, in both employment litigation and traditional labor matters
  • Experience representing employers in federal, state and administrative venues
  • Regularly named to Best Lawyers and Illinois SuperLawyers listings
  • Chair, Employment Law Council – Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Chapter Labor Counsel – Associated Builders & Contractors of Illinois; Northern Illinois Building Contractors Association
  • Can be contacted at 630-587-7922 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 406648
Published 2019
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