2023 Employment Law Guide

2023 Employment Law Guide

Airdo Werwas released its 2023 Employment Law Guide. Employment laws are an ever-changing complexity of rules, regulations, statutes, and case law that stymie even the most sophisticated human resources departments. This challenge is the natural result of constant changes to Federal, State, county, and even local laws that affect each employer differently.

This 2023 Employment Law Guide includes some recent updates, an overview of Federal and Illinois employment laws, some preventative measures all employers can take before problems happen, as well as some template policies and forms. This Guide is only one of the many ways we are committed to providing you solutions and getting positive results.

To request a copy, please email swallace@airdowerwas.com.

2023 Employment Law Guide: Table of Contents

I. Recent Updates

  • The Speak Out Act
  • Pregnancy Accommodation Updates
  • Minimum Wage
  • Employer Liability for Employee Actions
  • Proposed Administrative Rules
  • Recent Illinois Updates
  • Other State and Local Recent Updates

II. Discrimination

  • Civil Rights Act of 1964
  • Section 1981
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act (ADAAA)
  • Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)

III. Federal Employment Laws

  • Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA)
  • Form I-9 and E-Verify
  • Federal Arbitration Act (FAA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • Equal Pay Act (EPA)
  • National Labor Relations Act (NLRA)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA)
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act

IV. Illinois Employment Laws

  • Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA)
  • Pregnancy Accommodation and Nursing Mothers
  • Religious Freedom and Marriage Fairness Act
  • Workplace Transparency Act (WTA)
  • Employee Credit Privacy Act
  • Veterans Preference in Private Employment Act
  • Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act
  • Job Opportunities for Qualified Applicants Act
  • Artificial Intelligence Video Interview Act
  • Minimum Wage
  • Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA)
  • One Day of Rest in Seven Act (ODRISA)
  • Personnel Record Review Act
  • Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA)
  • Employee Sick Leave Act
  • Illinois Family Bereavement Leave Act (FBLA)
  • Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA)
  • Illinois Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA)
  • Blood Donation Leave Act
  • Organ Donor Leave
  • Civil Air Patrol
  • Family Military Leave
  • Jury Duty
  • Time Off for Official Meetings Act
  • School Visitation Rights Act
  • Voter Leave
  • Witness Duty
  • Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance
  • Chicago Fair Workweek Ordinance
  • Chicago Vaccine Anti-Retaliation Ordinance
  • Wage Payment and Collection Act
  • Illinois Whistleblowers
  • Illinois WARN

V. Preventative Measures

  • Job Postings
  • Pre-Employment Screening
  • Employee Handbook
  • Pay Transparency and Salary History
  • Performance Reviews
  • Discipline
  • Harassment Complaints
  • Leaves of Absence (LOA)
  • Promotions
  • References
  • Severance Agreements

VI. Appendices

  • Appendix A: Policy Templates
    • Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
    • At-Will Policy
    • Americans with Disabilities Act Policy
    • Remote Work Policy
    • Progressive Discipline Policy
    • Whistleblower Policy
    • Illinois Pregnancy Rights Policy
    • Illinois Breaktime for Nursing Mothers Policy
    • Illinois Family Bereavement Leave Policy
    • Illinois VESSA Leave Policy
  • Appendix B: Form Templates
    • Handbook Acknowledgment Template
    • Complaint Form Template
    • Sick Leave Request Form Template
    • FMLA Medical Certification (Employee) Template
    • FMLA Medical Certification (Family Member) Template
    • Fitness for Duty Form Template
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