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Illinois Extends Sexual Harassment Protection to Unpaid Interns

Further extending the Illinois Human Rights Act’s already expansive protection of victims of sexual harassment, Illinois Governor Pat Quinn last month signed into law a bill amending the Act to protect unpaid interns against...more

9/16/2014 - Employer Liability Issues Human Rights New Amendments Sexual Harassment Unpaid Interns

New Law on the Horizon for Illinois Employers Settling Tort Claims

On January 1, 2014, a new section of the Civil Practice Law, “Settlement of claims; payment” (735 ILCS § 5/2-2301), will take effect. The Illinois legislature passed the law in an effort to expedite the payment process in...more

9/12/2013 - Defamation Release Agreements Retaliation Settlement Tortious Interference Workplace Injury

New Illinois Legislation Requires Settling Defendants In Certain Civil Litigation To Promptly Deliver Releases And Payments To...

A new Illinois law aimed at preventing defendants from delaying payment after agreeing to settle a claim will impact Illinois employers that settle certain tort claims. The new section of the Civil Practice Law, “Settlement...more

9/11/2013 - New Legislation Payment Plans Release Agreements Settlement

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