How Employers Can Prepare for the Illinois Paid Leave for All Workers Act

By Mark Ishu

On January 1, 2024, the Paid Leave for Workers Act (“Act”) will require Illinois employers to provide their employees with up to 40 hours of paid leave within a 12-month period, to be used for any reason.   Illinois is among only two other states and the first in the Midwest to require employers to pay mandatory time off to their employees.  Under existing law, Illinois employers are not required to provide their employees with any paid leave. Illinois employers need to review their own leave policies to ensure they are in compliance with the Act.         

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