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Attention Illinois Business Owners and Not-For-Profit Corporations:
Illinois employers are now required by law to provide their employees with sexual harassment prevention training on an annual basis. The deadline for completion of the first round of this annual training is December 31 of this year, 2020. All training programs must be in compliance with the requirements that the Illinois Human Rights Act prescribes.
This training is mandatory for any employer with one (1) or more employees including full-time, part-time and short-term employees, as well as interns. Illinois Department of Human Rights has the authority to request from any employer at any time a copy of its internal compliance records regarding the mandated training.
We encourage all business owners to review existing internal policies to make sure that your anti-sexual harassment policy is consistent with the new law. This review includes, but is not limited to, sexual harassment prevention training and incident reporting methods. It is usually smart to require that employees sign a document confirming receipt of policies and reporting methods.
We would be honored to assist you and your business by addressing questions and concerns about the training, the new laws and reviewing and/or updating your anti-harassment policies and personnel policies/employee handbooks. If you wish, we can also help you conduct the training. Please feel free to reach out by phone at 309/828-7600 or by email to email@example.com.
Please note our new address: 2712 McGraw Drive, Bloomington, Illinois 61704-6012. All office activity is by appointment only. Before dropping off documents, please contact us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 309/828-7600 to confirm a date and time before stopping by. We urge you to abide by this protocol, as our staff might not be on site unless an appointment has been scheduled.
Leighton Legal Group will continue to serve new and existing Clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our business hours will generally be Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:00pm. For your safety and ours, LLG personnel will be working remotely, and we plan to conduct most appointments by phone, Skype or Zoom. The main exception is for executing trust/estate and business planning documents, which should be done in person with appropriate and necessary personal protective equipment such as face coverings. This policy will remain in place until at least March 31, 2021. LLG personnel will be monitoring voice mail and email during ordinary business hours and responding promptly as circumstances allow.