SPRINGFIELD, Illinois (July 26, 2021) – FrontlineCo, an association management and training firm with offices in Chicago, Naperville and Springfield, has developed an online education and tracking tool to help  businesses comply with new Illinois employment education requirements.

To combat rising cases of sexual harassment, discrimination, and human trafficking in the workplace, the Illinois Department of Human Rights (IDHR) and Human Services (IDHS) issued a set of minimum standard training requirements that every employer must follow to ensure proper preventative measures are in place. Employers can provide their own internal training or use a third-party vendor, but they must meet minimum statutory requirements as established by IDHR and IDHS. FrontlineCo helps employers to meet these requirements by offering a package plan that includes the following trainings:

  • Illinois Department of Human Rights Sexual Harassment Prevention Training
  • Illinois Department of Human Rights Sexual Harassment Prevention Training for Bars & Restaurants
  • Illinois Department of Human Services Human Trafficking Recognition Training for Hotels & Motels
  • Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace Training (Not a mandated regulatory training)

“We initially began to see a need for this tool with smaller businesses that require a simple and affordable way to train, track and document sexual harassment prevention training requirements, and retain access to records 24/7,” said Kim Robinson, President of FrontlineCo. “Our online training program helps employers meet mandated annual sexual harassment prevention and human trafficking training requirements and is especially helpful for companies with transitional or mobile workforces.”

Training is required for all short-term, part-time and full-time employees, regardless of the duration of their employment. Employers are expected to train all new employees and be able to provide documentation that all employees have completed their required educational training on an annual or bi-annual basis.

For more information, or to access FrontlineCo’s FLCOEd tracking and training solution for your business, visit the website at https://frontlineco.com/ed/. These training courses are provided in video format with an online quiz that documents successful completion. In addition, these modules are offered in both English and Spanish and online certificates are provided. Employers are also provided with a login to manage a secure and searchable database of their employees’ training records for easy access to documentation.

All Illinois employees have the right to file a complaint against their employer if they believe sexual harassment prevention training requirements are not being met.  Complaints can be filed by completing a form on the Department of Human Rights website at www.illinois.gov/dhr/training or by calling IDHR at (312) 814-6278.

For a comprehensive list of human trafficking resources and providers, employers can consult the Illinois Department of Human Services’ website at https://www.dhs.state.il.us/.

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Tina Harth | Director of Marketing

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