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
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
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.
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.
Amendments to the Illinois Victims’ Economic Security and Safety Act (VESSA) expand leave available to Illinois employees grieving a family member’s death arising from a crime of violence.
Under a new amendment to the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act, Illinois employers and staffing agencies will be required to provide temporary workers pay and benefits equal to certain directly-hired employees after 90 days of employment. The new […]
A bill that substantially amends the Illinois Day and Temporary Labor Services Act (DTLSA) to impose expansive new duties on Illinois staffing agencies, and on all employers who rely on temporary and day laborers, has been sent to the governor for signature. Governor J.B. Pritzker is widely expected to sign the bill (HB 2862) into law.
The pay transparency trend has reached Illinois. House Bill 3129 amends the Illinois Equal Pay Act of 2003 by requiring employers with at least fifteen employees to include the pay scale and benefits in any job posting by January 1, 2025.
The Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) has issued final regulations and FAQs implementing the Illinois Equal Pay Act Amendments. The IDOL has suspended the requirement to file an EEO-1 Report with the Department.
Governor J.B. Pritzker has indicated he intends to sign the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act that passed both houses of the legislature on January 10, 2023. The Act will entitle covered employees to earn and use up to 40 hours of paid leave in each 12-month period of
The long-awaited regulations from the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) governing the amendments to the Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA) were published, further clarifying the practical implications of obtaining an equal pay registration certificate under the IEPA.