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Governor Signs Law Requiring Public Employers to Adopt Sexual Harassment Policies

On November 16, 2017, Governor Bruce Rauner signed Public Act 100-0554 amending in part the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act (“Act”) to prohibit sexual harassment by “[a]ll persons subject to this Act” and to require each unit of local… Continue Reading →

New Law Amends Publication Requirements for Prevailing Wage Determinations

The Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130 et seq., requires contractors and subcontractors to pay laborers, workers, and mechanics employed on public works projects “no less than the general prevailing hourly rate as paid for work of a similar character… Continue Reading →

U.S. Department of Labor Takes Another Crack at the Overtime Rule

As readers may recall, the Obama administration issued new Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) overtime rules that required employers to pay overtime to employees earning less than $913 per week, which amounts to $47,476 annually. This new rule, scheduled to… Continue Reading →

Local Government Law Attorney Stephanie Donovan Joins Tressler LLP

Stephanie Donovan, a dynamic and experienced attorney, joins the Tressler LLP firm today as a partner in the Chicago and Bolingbrook offices. She will be a member of the Local Government Law Practice Group, with a focus in the areas… Continue Reading →

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