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Michelle T. Olson is a Shareholder in the Labor and Employment group of the firm’s Chicago office and Co-Chair of the firm’s Pro Bono Committee.

Ms. Olson regularly advises employers on a wide variety of employment law and human resources matters, including federal and state anti-discrimination laws, medical and pregnancy leaves of absence and accommodation requests, employee discipline and discharge, workforce reductions, whistleblower and retaliation claims, wage and hour violations and managing remote work and COVID-19-related issues. Ms. Olson is focused on providing practical legal advice and helping clients mitigate legal risks while achieving their business objectives.

Illinois is expected to join a number of other states, including California, Colorado and Washington, in requiring the disclosure of salary information in job postings.  House Bill 3129 amends the Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA), making it unlawful for an employer to fail to include in any job posting the pay scale and benefits for a position that will be (i) physically performed, in whole or in part, in Illinois or (ii) physically performed outside of Illinois where the employee reports to a supervisor, office or other work site in Illinois. Continue Reading Illinois Governor Expected to Sign Pay Transparency Bill into Law