Workplace Violence Protection Act lets employers seek orders of protection
Effective January 1, Illinois employers can seek orders of protection not unlike those available in the family-law setting, David Krchak writes in the most recent ISBA Labor and Employment Law newsletter. The Workplace Violence Prevention Act "extends to employers the right to petition the court for an order of protection similar in most ways to the order of protection provided in Article 3 of the Illinois Domestic Violence Act of 1986," he wrote. "The Act explains in simple terms when an employer may attain such an order of protection and how law enforcement is required to respond." Read his article and find out how it works.