Chicago has issued a public health order that requires certain employers to verify employees are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If employees aren’t fully vaccinated, they must wear a mask when interacting with patrons and provide proof of a weekly negative COVID-19 test. The requirements take effect January 3, 2022.
Illinois has enacted legislation (Senate Bill 1169) that clarifies that the state’s Health Care Right of Conscience Act (HCRCA) doesn’t prohibit employers from requiring COVID-19 vaccination and/or testing. Senate Bill 1169 takes effect June 1, 2022.
The Illinois Department of Public Health has issued an emergency rule that generally requires employees to wear masks indoors, regardless of their COVID-19 vaccination status. The emergency rule took effect August 30, 2021.
Illinois has enacted legislation (House Bill 3582) that expands leave requirements and other protections under the Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA). House Bill 3582 takes effect January 1, 2022.
Illinois has enacted legislation (House Bill 1838) that expressly prohibits employers from discriminating against applicants and employees because of their association with an individual who has a disability. House Bill 1838 takes effect January 1, 2022.
Illinois has enacted legislation (House Bill 121) that expressly prohibits employers from discriminating against individuals based on their work-authorization status. House Bill 121 is effective immediately.
Illinois has enacted legislation (House Bill 117) that expands requirements related to the Illinois Secure Choice program to smaller employers. The changes take effect January 1, 2022.
Illinois has enacted legislation (House Bill 53) that requires employers to collect and report certain demographic data to the state if the rely solely upon an artificial intelligence analysis of a video interview to determine whether an applicant will be selected for an in-person interview. House Bill 53 takes effect January 1, 2022.
The Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance (Ordinance No. O2021-2182) that will amend and expand the city’s paid sick leave law. The changes take effect August 1, 2021.
Illinois has enacted legislation (House Bill 158) that expands the state's Employee Sick Leave Act (ESLA). House Bill 158 is effective immediately.
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