Employers with employees working in Chicago are required by a new law to provide employees paid sick leave and a new, separate bank of leave that employees can use for any reason at all. The Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance significantly amends the City’s current Paid Sick Leave Ordinance and will take effect on December 31, 2023.
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On November 3, 2023, the Illinois Department of Labor (“IDOL”) published proposed rules implementing the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act (“PLAWA”). While the proposed rules will not be finalized until after the PLAWA takes effect on January 1, 2024, they provide additional guidance employers should consider when reviewing
On November 9, 2023, the Illinois General Assembly passed House Bill (HB) 3641, which amends the Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (DTLSA) by delaying implementation of Section 42 of the DTLSA until April 1, 2024.
On November 9, 2023, the Chicago City Council adopted the Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance, expanding the current Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance to provide eligible employees with the ability to earn forty hours of paid leave and forty hours of paid sick leave every
Chicago passed the new Chicago Paid Leave and Paid Sick and Safe Leave Ordinance on November 9, replacing the existing Chicago Paid Sick Leave Ordinance. Under the new Ordinance, employees will be entitled to 40 hours of Paid Sick Leave and 40 hours of
Evanston, Illinois, has adopted an ordinance requiring certain employers in designated industries to give workers a 14-day notice of schedule changes and compensate them with “predictability pay” if any changes occur less than 14 days before the first scheduled shift.
Illinois Department of Labor issued proposed regulations to implement the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act, which requires most Illinois employers to provide up to 40 hours of paid leave per year for any purpose. Proposed regulations include a broad exemption for existing
Illinois has enacted two amendments to its Labor Disputes Act (820 ILCS 5). The first, HB 2907 (P.A. 103-0040), limits the amount of monetary damages an employer can recover stemming from a labor dispute. The second, HB 3396 (P.A. 103-0045), makes it a Class A misdemeanor with a minimum fine of $500 for anyone to place an object in the public way with the intention of interfering with, obstructing, or impeding a picket or other demonstration or protest.
The Chicago City Council voted on October 6, 2023, to eliminate the subminimum wage for tipped employees working within Chicago by July 1, 2028. The “One Fair Wage” ordinance will gradually phase out the subminimum wage, also known as the tip credit, over a five-year period starting July 1, 2024.
Illinois has enacted broad protections for freelance workers. The Freelance Worker Protection Act (FWPA) requires entities contracting with freelance workers to provide written contracts and timely compensation and authorizes administrative and civil actions for violations. The FWPA takes effect on July 1, 2024.
Many employers with at least fifty employees in the six-county Chicago area will have to provide their full-time employees with pre-tax public transit benefits starting January 1, 2024, under a new Illinois law.
The new Illinois Transportation Benefits Program Act (HB 2068; P.A. 103-291) aims to promote the commuter benefits available to employees who use public transportation to commute to and from work.
Beginning January 1, 2024, certain employers located within designated Illinois counties and townships will be required to provide employees a “pre-tax commuter
The city of Evanston, Illinois, recently enacted the Fair Workweek Ordinance (24-O-23), expanding hourly workers’ rights to predictable scheduling across multiple industries, including hospitality, food service and restaurants, retail, warehouse services, manufacturing, and building services.
On August 7, 2023, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) filed Emergency Rules to implement amendments to the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (Act). The Emergency Rules took effect immediately.
The amendments strengthen equal pay rights, safety and training requirements and other protections for day and temporary
Illinois has joined the wave of jurisdictions passing pay transparency requirements. On August 11, 2023, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed a bill into law that will require employers to include pay ranges in job postings beginning in 2025.