Update Applicable to:
All employers in the state of Illinois.
What are the details?
On March 13, 2023, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed the Paid Leave for All Workers Act, making paid leave up to 40 hours per year for any reason available to Illinois employees beyond these localities. The law is effective on January 1, 2024. On November 3, 2023, IDOL published the proposed regulations interpreting the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act.
Topics that employers should consider paying close attention in the proposed ruling, as well as leaving their input on said rules are the following:
7. Rate of Pay
Employers will not have the benefit of final rules prior to the Act’s effective date, so they should carefully review the proposed regulations, and implement their paid leave policies accordingly to comply with the new law.
- Create, review, and incorporate necessary policies and practices that are relevant to your business compliant with the minimum requirements.
- Review if your existing policies comply with the minimum requirements of the law and monitor closely the IDOL proposed ruling to see if further adjustments are needed.
- Consider a communication plan and training for your managers, leaders, and employees.
- Consult with a labor attorney for further guidance if needed.
- For employers that want to submit a written comment, they can do so in the 45-day public comment period sending It to here.
Employers should review additional resources here:
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