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Illinois Department of Labor Published Final Regulations on Paid Leave for All Workers Act

05 Jun

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Update Applicable to:Effective date
All employers in the State of IllinoisImmediately


What happened?

On April 30, 2024, the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL) published the final regulations interpreting the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act.


What are the details?

While many of the rules took effect immediately and are consistent with the previous proposal, some final rules have changed and may have a large impact on how Illinois employers draft, implement, and enforce paid leave policies.


Key Bites (select the following links for further details on each section)

In the Littler Mendelson law firm’s breakdown of the final regulations, there are some topics discussed that were not addressed in the Final Regulations.
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Business Considerations

  • Employers should review their PTO policies, notices, recordkeeping, and other practices for compliance with the final regulations.
  • Considering that Illinois employers have likely already implemented compliance measures for January 1, they should audit and reassess their procedures to ensure that their chosen methods continue to be effective in the context of the final regulations.
  • If an employer has an existing policy that meets or exceeds the law’s requirements, certain exceptions may apply.
  • Employers should maintain accurate records, including keeping track of hours worked and leave taken by employees.
  • Employers should communicate clearly with their employees, including informing employees about their rights under the law and how they can avail themselves of paid leave.
  • Employers should train their HR and management teams in understanding the regulations and its requirements, helping ensure that employee requests for leave are handled appropriately and in compliance with the law.
  • Employers should ensure that their practices reflect non-retaliation for requesting or using the leave.


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