With the year’s end fast approaching, now is a good time to reflect on many things – and what better than nonprofit legal compliance and related best practices? Of course! One key area is annual anti-harassment training, which is legally required for Illinois employers with 15 or more employees and recommended otherwise for optimal work conditions and risk minimization.
In Illinois, employers need to carry out and maintain records of such training. Non-compliant employers will be subject to government notification, a subsequent 30-day compliance period, and then then potential substantial penalties of $500 to $5000 for subsequent noncompliance. For more information about training requirements and options, please see our prior blogs: Year-end Deadline for Illinois Sexual Harassment Training Program and #MeToo and You.