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How Existing Technology Can Support a Safe Return to Work SPONSORED CONTENT As Chicagoans return to the workplace, keeping employees safe won’t be solved by handing out keycards — it will involve keeping an endless number of surfaces sanitized, limiting the number of people in a single space, screening occupant health status, keeping the infected…

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Just How ‘Fair’ is the City’s New Fair Workweek Ordinance? By Michael Cornicelli, BOMA/Chicago Executive Vice President Most BOMA/Chicago members know us as the champion for all aspects of the commercial real estate industry through our education, advocacy and networking efforts. Yet an interesting fact many people are surprised to learn is that one of…

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Council Committee Approves Fair Work Week Ordinance July 24, 2019   After obtaining approval from the Chicago City Council Committee on Work Force Development a day earlier, the full City Council passed a substitute version of the Chicago Fair Work Week Ordinance on July 24. Prior to the vote, BOMA/Chicago had maintained its position that language requiring a waiver…

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BOMA/Chicago Weighs In on Chicago’s Fair Workweek Proposal June 11, 2019 BOMA/Chicago’s Government Affairs Director, Ron Tabaczynski testified this week at the Workforce Development Committee hearing, relaying concerns from the commercial office industry about Chicago’s “Fair Workweek Ordinance.” The proposed ordinance, introduced in the City Council on May 29, 2019, would require many Chicago employers…

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BOMA/Chicago Foundation & Diversity Committee Host Second Annual High School Career Day March 14, 2019 On March 8, 2019, the BOMA/Chicago Foundation and Diversity Committee hosted the second annual Career Day for high school sophomore students in the Pass With Flying Colors program. Pass With Flying Colors is a non-profit that hosts an 8-year program to prepare…

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Advocacy Updates: Illinois Legislature on Pace for Busy Year February 19, 2019   When the deadline for bill introduction came on February 15, Illinois senators and representatives had filed over six thousand pieces of legislation for consideration in the 101st General Assembly.  Add to that substantive amendments and there will be 10,000 to 12,000 legislative proposals…

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An Emerging Leader’s Industry Insights By Kristine Sorenson, Real Estate Services Administrator at 100 N. Riverside Plaza and 2013-14 Emerging Leader of the Year Did you know that women and minorities hold less than 1,000 of the commercial real estate industry’s nearly 14,000 senior executive positions nationwide? In the top-level positions, Hispanic men hold 400, Asian men…

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