Springfield Spring Roundup: Illinois Workplace Rights Expand

The Illinois Legislature wrapped its Spring 2019 session by sending to Governor J.B. Pritzker’s desk several bills poised to substantially alter the workplace.At the same time, lawmakers left on the table a handful of items that, combined with initiatives expected soon out of Chicago City Council under new Mayor Lori Lightfoot, should make for an equally busy Fall legislative calendar.

Springfield Legislators Eye Major Expansion of Discrimination Laws

By the end of this week, there’s a very good chance that the Illinois Legislature will place on Governor Pritzker’s desk for his signature HB0252 – a bill that would eliminate the minimum employee threshold, making virtually any employer with as few as one employee subject to all anti-discrimination prohibitions in the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA).

Mandatory Retirement Plans For Small Business

Small businesses are now required to offer mandatory retirement plans to their employees. Here’s what’s new in Illinois right now: The Illinois Secure Choice Savings Program Act (Secure Choice Savings Act) requires certain Illinois employers to offer retirement benefits with a state-run payroll-deduction Roth IRA. Employers must comply if they meet all of the following […]