The recent election of Democrat J.B. Pritzker as governor of Illinois could make the state more employee-friendly through impending changes to the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), and an attorney advises employers should be ready to defend themsevles against more claims and lawsuits.
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Maryland enacts rules requiring employers to report sex harassment settlements; law could be copied elsewhere
In the wake of enhanced focus across the nation on sexual harassment, Maryland has enacted legislation requiring employers to submit information to the state regarding settlements of sexual harassment claims. And employers outside Maryland should be on the lookout for similar legislation in other states, as well.