Law Alerts

Published February 7, 2019
In late 2018, the FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) issued a public service announcement (PSA) alerting the general public to its concerns about cybercriminals targeting online payroll accounts. It noted that the industries most affected include education, healthcare and commercial airway transportation. IC3 explained that cybercriminals
Published February 7, 2019
On February 4, 2019, the Teachers’ Retirement System of Illinois (“TRS”) activated a CBA/Contract Collection “Portal” within the Employer Access Area of the TRS website. TRS explains that the Portal was implemented to assist TRS in administering Public Act 100-0587, which, effective June 4, 2018, reduced the salary increase
Published February 5, 2019
The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (the “Act”), 740 ILCS 14/1 et seq., places a number of restrictions on how private entities may collect, retain, disclose, and destroy biometric identifiers, including, but not limited to, fingerprints. Specifically, the Act requires a private entity that collects this information to inform the
Published January 31, 2019
In Frisby v. Village of Bolingbrook Firefighters’ Pension Fund, 2018 IL App (2d) 180218, the Second District Appellate Court has further clarified the “act of duty” standard for downstate firefighters. In Frisby, the Board of Trustees of the Village of Bolingbrook Firefighters’ Pension Fund (“Board”) denied
Published January 29, 2019
Effective January 1, 2019, Illinois has consolidated the majority of the statutory workplace protections provided to military service members under the new Illinois Service Member Employment and Reemployment Rights Act, referred to as “ISERRA” (330 ILCS 61/1 et al.). The new Act repeals the Military Leave of Absence Act, the Public Employee
Published January 25, 2019
On January 15, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed Public Act 100-1177 amending the Prevailing Wage Act, 820 ILCS 130/1 et. seq. The bill will take effect on June 1, 2019. Key changes include the following: Public bodies will no longer be required to determine the prevailing wage rate. Instead, the applicable wage rates for each locality will be set by the
Published January 17, 2019
As school districts assess staffing for the next school year, questions continue to arise about the tenure accrual process under the School Code, which changed for teachers first employed on a full-time basis after a school district's PERA Implementation Date. This Law Alert serves as a reminder regarding the tenure accrual process before and after PERA
Published January 3, 2019
Public Act 100-996 recently amended the School Safety Drill Act to require all schools in Illinois to conduct at least one (1) annual active shooter or active threat drill, effective January 1, 2019. The drill must occur within 90 days after the first day of each school year, meaning the 2019-2020 school year. Pursuant to the amendment, these drills are to
Published December 13, 2018
On November 16, 2018, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed regulations addressing how educational institutions must address allegations of sexual harassment and assault under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. If the proposed regulations go into effect, they would replace guidance issued by the Department of Education’s
Published December 7, 2018
As a reminder, for candidates seeking election at the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election, Monday December 10, 2018 is the first date that candidates may file their nominating papers. All filers in line at the opening of the office where filing takes place will have their nominating papers deemed simultaneously filed and will be eligible for the lottery to
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