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Client Alert: Illinois Workplace Transparency Act & Employee Handbooks

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Workplace Transparency Act

In 2019, Illinois enacted the Workplace Transparency Act (“WTA”), which contains several provisions that impact — on a going-forward basis — employment, confidentiality, nondisclosure, termination, severance, and settlement agreements with employees. The same provisions that impact such agreements also impact Employee Handbooks and similar policies that are not contracts.

WTA Impact on Employee Handbooks

Most provisions of the law became effective as of January 1, 2020 and apply to agreements entered into, modified, or extended on or after that date. The following is a summary of key requirements under the WTA that impact Employee Handbooks:

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Our Compensation & Employment Group attorneys would be pleased to discuss with you any of the above provisions of the WTA.


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