Blog Post
By Jason Tremblay and Alexander Reich

On April 27, 2022, the Chicago City Council amended the Chicago Human Rights Ordinance (CHRO). The amendments bolster the city’s sexual harassment laws and include enhanced protections for victims of sexual harassment in the workplace. The city’s press release announcing the changes can be accessed here.

Blog Post
By Ruth A. Rauls and Sondra Saporta

Pursuant to an amendment to the New York Civil Rights Law that will take effect on May 7, 2022, private-sector employers that monitor their employees’ use of telephones, email, and the internet must notify employees of any electronic monitoring practices.  

Blog Post
By Jason Tremblay and Ruth A. Rauls and Sondra Saporta

Earlier this month, Maryland joined nine other states and the District of Columbia in establishing a right to paid family and medical leave for employees in the state. Senate Bill 275, or the Time to Care Act of 2022, entitles Maryland workers to up to 12 weeks of partially paid leave to deal with their own or a family member’s serious illness, welcome a new child, or address needs related to a family member’s military deployment. Workers will be paid out of an insurance pool funded by contributions from both employees and their employers.