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Illinois Human Rights Act will apply to almost all employers in July of 2020

By: Joshua D. Herman

joshua.herman@mhtlaw.com

On August 21, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0430 into law, amending the Illinois Human Rights Act (“IHRA”).  Previously, the IHRA applied only to employers having 15 or more employees, except in cases of pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, and disability discrimination.

Effective July 1, 2020, the IHRA’s provisions apply to employers having at least one employee within Illinois during 20 or more calendar weeks in a calendar year of or preceding an alleged claim.  This expansion of IHRA’s applicability will subject most employers to potential liability under state law for claims of age discrimination, race, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and other claims previously only available to employees of employers having 15 or more employees.

2019 Elected and Appointed Officials Municipal Law Seminar – May 11, 2019

On May 11, 2019, lawyers of Miller, Hall & Triggs, LLC will host the firm’s twelfth biennial Municipal Law Seminar for Elected and Appointed Officials from 8:30 am until noon, with lunch served thereafter.
Register here.

This seminar focuses upon topics of interest to current and newly elected Mayors and council members, Presidents and Trustees, City Managers and Administrators, City Clerks and in-house legal counsel, as well as all other Illinois government officials, including:

  • Illinois Capital Bill and Interaction with State Government
  • Making Meetings Productive and Professional
  • Code Enforcement and Property Issues
  • Developments in the Open Meetings Act
  • Public Bidding and Prevailing Wage
  • Negotiations, Labor Relations and Employee Discipline
  • Avoiding personal liability
  • Alternative Revenue Sources: Taxes, Fees, and Business Registration
  • Regulating solicitors and panhandlers
  • Open Meetings Act and Freedom of Information Act: Q & A
  • How to choose professionals
  • Code enforcement and property issues
  • Healthcare and employee benefits
  • Economic Development and the Role of the Municipality
  • Cost Savings Achieved through Refinancing of Existing Debt
  • Code Enforcement and Property Issues, and
  • Recent developments in the Open Meetings  Act and Freedom of Information Act.

The seminar will be held at the East Peoria Campus of Illinois Central College.

You may register here to attend the seminar, or if you would like to discuss any of the above topics or have questions regarding other issues in municipal and public law, please contact Richard Joseph at (309) 671-9600.

Keynote Speaker: Illinois State Senator David Koehler

Illinois State Senator David Koehler
Illinois State Senator David Koehler

Illinois State Senator David Koehler will be our keynote speaker, discussing the Illinois Capital Bill as well as Interaction with State Government.

Register here.