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The Unemployment Insurance Act (“Act”) requires all Illinois employers to file a report with the Illinois Department of Employment Security (“IDES”) containing certain information about “newly hired employees.” The definition of “newly hired employees” was amended by Public Act 103-0343, signed into law by Governor Pritzker on July 28, 2023.
Newly Hired Employees Defined

On May 22, 2023, the California Supreme Court decided People ex rel. Garcia Brower v. Kolla’s, Inc. (SC S269456 5/22/23). The question presented was whether a report of unlawful activities made to an employer or agency that already knew about the violation is a protected “disclosure” within the meaning of California Labor Code section

Tressler attorney Bicvan Brown has been elected President of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern California (VABASC). Bicvan is a partner in Tressler’s Orange County, California office, Chair of the firm’s national Labor and Employment Practice Group and Chair of our national Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee. Congratulations, Bicvan! 

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Initial Guidance From The California Labor Commissioner’s Office:

In early January 2023, the California Labor Commissioner’s Office released information on its website explaining its interpretation of the pay transparency law. California Equal Pay Act: Frequently Asked Questions. FAQ’s 27-36 address the pay transparency requirements. Notably, the Labor Commissioner interprets the statutes to require the

On August 9, 2019, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Public Act 101-0221, also known as the Workplace Transparency Act, creating new protections for employees and contractors and rules for employers regarding sexual harassment. Most public entities are aware that the Act requires all employers in Illinois to provide annual sexual harassment prevention training to all