Section Activities Summary

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Below is a summary of activities of this section from July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022. While past activity is no guarantee of future activity, it may give a idea of what to expect this year.

Section Stats


During the 2021–22 bar year, the Section published four newsletters. Articles included:

Continuing Legal Education

Section members receive discounts on section-sponsored CLE programs. During the 2021–22 bar year, the Section sponsored the following programs:

ISBA Central Discussions

ISBA Central communities allows section members to pose questions, answer questions, and share information with fellow section members. Members of the section get free access to the section’s community. Joining any section also grants you access to the Transactional and Litigation communities. Below are the total number of discussion posts during the 2021–22 bar year.

Labor and Employment Law

  • Community members: 979
  • Total discussion posts: 2


  • Community members: 24,024
  • Total discussion posts: 740


  • Community members: 24,028
  • Total discussion posts: 1,962


The Section Council reviewed 45 bills that may affect their members’ practice area. Highlights of the most recent legislative session include:

  • House Bill 4116 amends the Right to Privacy in the Workplace Act on how and under what circumstances an employer may fire or discipline an employee for the presence of THC in an employee’s drug test.
  • Senate Bill 3616 amends the Illinois Human Rights Act to provide that “race,” as used in the Employment Article, includes traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids and locks.
  • House Bill 3418 prohibits nondisclosure requirements from being imposed in settlements relating to claims of sexual harassment or sexual assault in the workplace with some exceptions.