Aside from the increasing municipal and county minimum wages, Chicago recently amended its sexual harassment laws and introduced new requirements effective July 1, 2022 on all employers in the Windy City. The expanded policy requires employers to have a written policy on sexual harassment that includes the following: statement that sexual harassment is illegal in Chicago as well as a definition of sexual harassment long with a description of legal services available to employees who may be victims of sexual harassment. Furthermore, employers must also provide a description of the new sexual harassment training requirements with examples of prohibited conduct that constitutes sexual harassment along with details of how an individual can report an allegation of sexual harassment. Finally, this written policy must be available in the employee’s primary language during the first week of employment, while an anti-harassment poster must be displayed in the workplace. And, if that weren’t enough, effective earlier this month – on June 4, 2022 – victims now have 365 days to report alleged violations and the penalties for violations involving sexual harassment in the workplace increased from $500-$1000 per violation to $5,000-$10,000 per violation!